“She ran through the grass...she ran over the stones...down to sea...It’s time to look back, honey!”
Stevie Nicks’ summer-long Trouble In Shangri-La Tour came to tearful end on October 10, 2001 at Universal City Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Fans and critics alike praised The Tour, which began on July 6 at the Post Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA.
However, as Stevie and her crew criss-crossed the nation from Atlantic to Pacific, they hit several unforeseeable roadblocks along the way. Nine shows were postponed and four shows cancelled due to illness when Stevie came down with bronchitis/laryngitis. There were also two shows cancelled due to the terrorist attacks on September 11. Although the country was in a state of shock, grief and mourning after the attacks, The Tour pushed on. The shows became a way for Americans to escape the tension of the events at hand.
Patriotism was on full display across the country; and The Trouble In Shangri-La Tour was no exception. American flags were proudly unfurled around each arena and evry show began with the national anthem. Patriotic to the end, Stevie Nicks proved red, white and blue were just as much her colors as black, gold and silver.
Thirty-nine shows were completed in 4 months, and many fans have stated that this was the best tour yet, barring the interruptions. There were a few shows where Stevie struggled with her voice due to the illness, but on when she was on, she was really on!
The highly-experienced band was probably the best and tightest ever. What would you expect with the legendary Waddy Wachtel at the musical reigns. The frequent appearances of Sheryl Crow throughout the tour added excitement and girl-power value. And those fortunate enough to attend the final two shows were treated to Stevie’s duet with Don Henley on the classic duet, “Leather And Lace.”
The Nicks Fix would like to recognize everyone who helped make the tour a success. Our hats are off to the band, the staff, the crew, the sound and lighting crew for making a magical and memorable tour.
Thanks to the following for making it all happen:
Musical Advisor: Lori Nicks
Highlights of the show, as seen by the Nicks Fix
All of this made it a tour to remember....