JAN 13 2011
ROD STEWART & STEVIE NICKS
THE HEART & SOUL 2011 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
THE YEAR’S CAN’T MISS ROCK & ROLL EVENT
TOUR OPENING MARCH 20, 2011 AT BANK ATLANTIC CENTER IN FT. LAUDERDALE, TICKETS ON-SALE BEGINNING JANUARY 21, 2011
(LOS ANGELES – January 13, 2011) Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing today, Thursday, January 13, (check local listings) that they have joined forces for one of the most anticipated musical events of the year, THE HEART & SOUL TOUR. Launching March 20, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the tour will unite two of music’s most legendary forces for a series of arena concerts throughout North America - with performances already confirmed in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Tampa, Montreal and more. Fans can tune-in to the show on Thursday, January 13 and log-on to watch their exclusive interview and performances. The tour will feature both artists performing all rock & roll sets from their incomparable catalogs of hits and backed by an incredible band of musicians and stage production. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, January 21.
Said Rod Stewart: “We haven’t yet begun rehearsals but I can already tell you this, with Stevie on board our audiences are in store for an evening of pure rock & roll music. I’m already thinking about which of my old favourites to bring back and vocally, I think we’ve both begun thinking about which songs might be great fun and well-suited for a duet or two.”
In a career spanning five decades, with an estimated 250 million album and single sales, Rod Stewart is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and indisputably one of the most successful performers of all time. He finished 2010 at the top of both the touring and album charts - highlighted by his critically-heralded, sold-out first run of concerts at The Colosseum in Las Vegas, a “Boxscore,” chart-topping, 33-date European summer tour which included 4 sold-out dates at London’s O2 Arena. Throughout his prolific career, he’s garnered 16-Grammy nominations, including his current for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album," and sales of more than one million albums worldwide for his 2010 album FLY ME TO THE MOON…THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, VOLUME V. In addition, Rod Stewart is set to release THE BEST OF…THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK available in stores February 1st, 2011 (J Records).
Stevie Nicks, Rock and Roll's reigning queen, will be releasing her highly anticipated new CD “IN: YOUR DREAMS” on May 3, 2011. The new album, her first album of new material in a decade, was co-produced by former Eurythmic Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. The new album is now available for fans to pre order at stevienicks.warnerreprise.com. Fans who pre-order the CD will receive an instant download of the record's first single, the Nicks’ penned "Secret Love”. The official release date of the single is February 3rd. Nicks is a multi-Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and member of Fleetwood Mac.
Tickets for THE HEART & SOUL TOUR will go on-sale beginning January 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM local time. Additional North American on-sales will take place over the following few weeks as detailed in the below tour itinerary.
Additionally, American Express Cardmembers will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on-sale date beginning Monday, January 17 by visiting ticketmaster.com; for the Philadelphia concert by visiting comcasttix.com; and for the Montreal concert by visiting evenko.ca.
Confirmed 2011 North American Tour Itinerary:
March 20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
March 23 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
March 24 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
March 26 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
March 27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
March 30 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
April 1 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
April 2 - Toronto, ONT - Air Canada Center
April 5 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
April 9 - Chicago, IL - United Center
April 10 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
April 15 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
April 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl