Stevie Nicks teams up with Billy Joel for a one-off Baltimore concert
Stevie Nicks joins forces with Billy Joel for a one-off Baltimore concert – marking the star’s return to the stage following the death of fellow Fleetwood Mac Christine McPhee
Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel will team up for a one-off concert in Baltimore in October – marking the musician’s return to the stage following the death of bandmate Christine McPhee.
Nicks, 74, and Joel, 73, will take to the stage Oct. 7 at M&T Bank Stadium — marking the first time they’ve 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 speaks volumes about Baltimore being a city people want to visit and solidifies us as an entertainment destination.”
ICONS: Stevie Nicks (left in June 2022) and Billy Joel (right in 2019) will team up for a one-off concert in Baltimore in October – marking the musician’s return to the stage following the death of bandmate Kristin McPhee
Live Nation DC-Baltimore President Kelly Flanigan said, “Live Nation is very excited to be returning to the M&T Bank arena after a six-year hiatus.
With over 300 million records sold and 12 Grammy Awards won between the two, October 7, 2023 [is] It is sure to be an unforgettable night of music.
Tickets will go on sale January 20 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster while Citi card members will be able to access tickets before the sale starting Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. through the Citi Entertainment Program.
The event will also mark the 50th anniversary of Joel’s mega hit, Piano Man.
Hard Loss: The Stop Draggin’ My Heart Is About The singer, who has dated Buckingham and Fleetwood, has been open about grieving for her “best friend in the entire world since day one in 1975”
The announcement of the upcoming concert comes two months after the death of English musician McPhee, at the age of 79, after a short illness.
Nicks, who has dated Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood, has been open about grieving for her “best friend in the whole world since day one in 1975.”
Upon learning of the news, Nicks revealed in a handwritten note via Instagram that she did not know her close friend was ill until three days before her death.
As she grappled with the aftershock of McPhee’s death, the performer wrote that she was singing Haim’s song, Hallelujah.
She concluded in her heartfelt message: “See you on the other side, baby.”
McVie is best known for writing and singing some of their band’s biggest hits, including Don’t Stop, Little Lies, Say You Love Me, You Make Loving Fun, and Songbird.
Her genius and warm, soulful vocals helped turn the one-time blues band into one of the most successful rock bands of all time, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide.
McPhee 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.
Several of its songs appeared on Rumors, their best-known work from 1977 that chronicled the group’s drug use and affairs, and is regularly cited as one of rock’s greatest albums.
Christine Perfect was born in the village of Booth in the Lake District, Cumbria, in 1943, and grew up near Birmingham. She studied at art school and qualified as an art teacher – but instead became one of the few women to participate in the British blues boom of the late 1960s, joining a band called Chicken Shack and also releasing a solo album. She married Fleetwood Mac bassist John McPhee in 1968 and by 1970 was an integral part of Fleetwood Mac.
The British-American rock band formed in London in 1967 have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful bands in history. Their most popular songs include Dreams, Go Your Own Way, and Everywhere.
Pictured left to right are John McPhee, Christine McPhee, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, and Lindsey Buckingham)