Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks have rolled out a one-night-only 2023 stadium gig. The concert is set for this coming April 8th at Arlington, Texas’ AT&T Stadium. The concert marks the first time the pair have ever shared a stage in the Lone Star State.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, November 11th, at 10 a.m. There’s been no official word as to whether Billy and Stevie are planning any more joint gigs in 2023 — although Stevie Nicks posted on social media that the pair was, quote, “Hitting the road” and adding, “More soon!”
Billy Joel said that there’s an element of absurdity in performing for tens of thousands of people as a way to make your living: “It’s my job, that’s what I do. When I go home, I mean, I take that hat off. Hey — it helps to get in a restaurant; I’ll give you that. Y’know, I can always get a table. I think it’s funny. I haven’t lost sight of the fact that it is, kinda, really silly. It’s a silly job. It’s the best job I’ve ever had.”
Stevie Nicks credits nightly vocal training for allowing her to sing so strongly while in her ’70s: “I have an amazing vocal coach that I’ve had since 1997. And I do, it’s like 30 minutes, from, like, if I’m playing at eight o’clock at night, I have to be finished at five. So, from three to three-thirty, I do the first half. And then at four-thirty to five I do the second half. So, it’s like, 27 minutes and then, like 11 minutes. Buy, y’know what? It’s amazing. You can’t just walk onstage and sing two hours! So I had a lot of bad nights, up until 1997.”
Stevie Nicks next performs on Saturday (November 5th) at Phoenix’s Ak-Chin Pavilion.