Stevie Nicks will join forces with Billy Joel for a one-off concert in Baltimore, marking the star’s return to the stage following the death of Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie
Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel will join forces for a one-off concert in Baltimore in October, marking the musician’s return to the stage following the death of bandmate Christine McVie.
Nicks, 74, and Joel, 73, will take the stage on October 7 at M&T Bank Stadium, marking the first time they have performed on the same stage in Maryland.
In a statement, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said: “I think it goes without saying that making Baltimore one of the few stops for these two legends says a lot about Baltimore being a city people want to visit and we consolidates as an entertainment destination”.
Icons: Stevie Nicks (left in June 2022) and Billy Joel (right in 2019) will join forces for a one-off concert in Baltimore in October, marking the musician’s return to the stage following the death of his co-star Christine McVie band.
Live Nation DC-Baltimore President Kelly Flanigan said: ‘Live Nation is very excited to be back at M&T Bank Stadium after a six-year hiatus.
‘With over 300 million records sold and 12 Grammy Awards between the two of them, October 7, 2023 [is] It’s sure to be an unforgettable night of music.’
Tickets go on sale January 20 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster, while Citi cardholders will have access to pre-sale tickets starting Monday, January 16 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, January 19 at 10 p.m. through the Citi Entertainment program.
The event will also mark the 50th anniversary of Joel’s smash hit, Piano Man.
Tough loss: The Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around singer, who dated Buckingham and Fleetwood, has been open about grieving her ‘best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975’
The announcement of the upcoming concert comes two months after the death of English musician McVie at the age of 79 after a brief illness.
Nicks, who has dated Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood, has been open about grieving her “best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975.”
Upon learning the news, Nicks revealed in a handwritten note via Instagram that he didn’t know his close friend was sick until three days before he passed away.
While dealing with the immediate aftermath of Mcvie’s death, the singer wrote that she was singing Haim’s song, Hallelujah.
“See you on the other side, my love,” he concluded in his heartfelt letter.
McVie is best known for writing and singing some of his band’s biggest hits, including Don’t Stop, Little Lies, Say You Love Me, You Make Loving Fun, and Songbird.
His genius and warm, soulful voice helped make the ancient blues band one of the most successful rock groups of all time, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide.
McVie joined Fleetwood Mac in 1971 as a permanent member and the band achieved even greater popularity with the addition of Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham in the mid-1970s.
Many of their songs appeared on Rumours, their best-known work from 1977, which chronicled drug use and the group’s affairs and is regularly cited as one of rock’s greatest albums.
Born Christine Perfect in the Lake District village of Bouth, Cumbria, in 1943, she grew up near Birmingham. She went to art school and graduated as an art teacher, but instead became one of the few women involved in the British blues boom of the late 1960s, joining a band called Chicken Shack and also released a solo album. She married Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie in 1968 and by 1970 she was an integral part of Fleetwood Mac.
His British-American rock band was founded in London in 1967 and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful groups in history. His best known songs include Dreams, Go Your Own Way and Everywhere.
Pictured from left to right, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham)
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