On Saturday night, Stevie performed at the United Center in Chicago — the 20th show of the 24 Karat Gold Tour.
During “Rhiannon,” Stevie’s in-ear monitor was accidentally disconnected, so she couldn’t hear her band playing. A technician came onstage in the middle of the song to try and adjust the monitor, but it remained unfixed. Stevie commented on the technical malfunction after the song, seeming a bit irritated. ‘Well, THAT was an experience. I could hear no instrument, no girls, nothing, just my voice off in the ceiling somewhere. Well, that was a FINE thing!’ @jaycialyx captured the fiasco as it was happening.
She alluded to it again at the end of the show, saying “This was the craziest show of the like 18 shows we’ve played.” She may have also been referring to drawing a complete blank during the band introductions, where she forgot the name of her pianist.
Despite the peculiar moments, it was another great show and fans seemed to be thrilled with her performance.
Much love and thanks to Richard Bond, Erin Brown, Erin Hooley, Live Nation Chicago, and United Center for sharing these great photos from the show!
Much love and thanks to artistexpressions, ErinBrown1978 pandaspu, and patricboylan66 for filming and sharing these videos!
Bella Donna (patricboylan66)
Stand Back (pandaspu)
Crying in the Night (ErinBrown1978)
Gold Dust Woman (ErinBrown1978)
Edge of Seventeen
(after the song)
“Thank you, everybody. Thank you for being a kind and loving audience, and listening to all these songs you probably don’t know very well. And not one of you yelled out, ‘Exactly what song did you take out to play that new song I’ve never heard before?’ I appreciate that because for me, you know, you can go on doing this forever, just do the same songs, and the same two-hour set every night for the rest of my life and it’s like, it’s not fulfilling for me. This is very fulfilling for me. It’s a little crazy. All the stories are a little nuts. But the fact is, is that it’s all true, and it’s fun to share it with you. It’s fun to come out here and tell you the real story of my life and their life. So thank you for being a wonderful, awesome audience. And I’ll never forgot it. I love Chicago, I always have. So we will see you the next time, and you be good to each other. Thank you.”
(after the song)
“Well, THAT was an experience. Well, I might as well tell you about it. But you had to see it, right? So nothing was in my ear when I came out. When I went into change into this blouse, they…it didn’t connect. So tell that person, whoever it was that came out, there was nothing in my ear so I was singing ‘Rhiannon’ just to me. I could hear no instrument, no girls, nothing, just my voice off in the…in the ceiling somewhere. I know! And you know what? Pretty interesting. So, um… Well, that was a FINE thing!
OK, so this next song, well you know it. I’m not even gonna give you the story of it…because you don’t need to hear another story! So here it is, probably the song you really wanted to hear the whole time you were here.”
Landslide (after the song)
“Thank you. So what I really just want to leave you with, um, after this crazy night — this has been the craziest show of all the 18 shows we’ve played — is that, is that as crazy as life is, and as crazy as it is right now, you just have to remember that life is basically good and that people are basically good and that we’re basically good and that we love music and that we love being creative. And if we just stay on that path and try to like stay in the path of love, everything’s going to be good and everything’s going to be OK. We’re going to be fine. So keep that in your heart. And if you get upset about something, get in the car, turn on the radio really loud and take a drive, just drive. Thank you, everybody. You’re just awesome, thank you!”
Stevie Nicks dazzles at the United Center (Althea Legaspi / Chicago Tribune)