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Stevie Nicks Performs Surprise Duet With Billy Joel, Christine McVie Tribute On First ‘Two Icons, One Night’ Tour Date

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 10: (LR) Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks perform on stage at SoFi Stadium on March 10, 2023 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks)

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks kick off their highly anticipated, nine-date “Two Icons, One Night” co-headlining tour at Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium on Friday, March 10, and the evening includes not one, but two surprise duets between Gold Happened. Dust Woman and Piano Man with a capacity crowd of 70,000 cheering on.

But it was Nicks’ tribute to two other much-loved rock icons that had the crowd in tears — and had Nicks’ name trending on Twitter.

Nicks played first, delivering a hit-packed set that included singles such as “Stand Back,” “Edge of Seventeen,” and “If Anyone Falls” as well as Fleetwood Mac classics such as “Dreams,” “Gypsy,” Rhiannon”. and “Sarah” and a cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth.” Four songs into her set, the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee performed “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” bella donna single that she said the late Tom Petty “gifted” to her in 1981 — and Sophie’s audience absolutely went wild when Joel unexpectedly emerged from the stage wings during the second verse to play Petty. Later, during Joel’s main set, Nick returned the favor by guesting on his tune “And So It Goes”.

Nicks, who was a dear friend of Petty’s, also reprized his crowd-pleasing cover of Petty’s “Free Fallin” – which he had previously performed while on tour with Fleetwood Mac, when Mike Campbell, former guitarist of Petty’s band The Heartbreakers played in it. 2018 Mac lineup. “Free Fallin” was a powerful Friday moment, but it was Nicks’ rendition of Mack’s coming-of-age ballad “Landslide”—dedicated to her late friend and bandmate Christine McVie, while a slide of vintage Nicks/McVie photos The show was on. The venue’s wall-sized video screen – which resonated the deepest.

When “Landslide” ended, Nick bowed his head before his microphone stand, tears welling up in his eyes. “I have to imagine she’s still here. That’s all I can do,” she said, choked up, as her band members backed her up to take her final bow. Friday marked the first time Nicks performed a public concert since McVie’s death in November 2022.

Joel and Nicks’ Two Icons, One Night Tour continues on April 8 in Arlington, Texas, followed by dates in Nashville, Philadelphia, Columbus, Kansas City, Foxboro, Baltimore, and Minneapolis. The March 10 kick-off setlist of performers was:

stevie nicks

out of the rain


if someone falls

stop pulling my heart around

fall from grace

for what it’s worth


wild heart

bella donna

Move back

free Fallin’

gold dust woman


edge of Seventeen



Billy Joel

Natural (The End Title)

my life

Movin’ Out (Anthony song)



an innocent man

don’t ask me why

Just the way you are


And in this way

say goodbye to hollywood

sometimes a fantasy

only the good Die young

river of dreams

view from an italian restaurant

piano man

we didn’t make a fire

retro girl

it’s still rock and roll to me

big shot

you may be right

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