Back in May, shortly after Harry Styles shook us to our core with his debut solo album, he performed a number of “secret” shows—including one at the historic Troubadour in Los Angeles. Similar to the Roxy and Whisky a Go Go, the Troubadour only holds 500 patrons, making for an extremely intimate experience with Harry (who’s used to playing 70,000 seat stadiums with One Direction). But Harry also surprised the small audience with a special guest: none other than Stevie Nicks.
The music legend joined Harry on stage for a few duets, including ‘Landslide’ and ‘Leather and Lace’. Speaking to Mike Hosking about her upcoming New Zealand tour, Stevie revealed how her guest appearance at the Troubadour came to be.
“He called and asked me if I would come and sing at the Troubadour with him. And I’m like, sure I will, but a) sing what? And b) why are you asking me? I know we’re friends and everything…and he said, ‘Because I’m doing this alone and I would just love it if you would come and do this with me’. And I knew what he was saying, it’s like, ‘It would make me feel better and stronger.'”
And I knew what he was saying, it’s like, “It would make me feel better and stronger.”
She went on to explain how ‘Landslide’ was such an important moment for her and Harry as well as the fans. “I think that, you know, [that song] means a lot to a lot of the younger kids,” she said. “When you’re singing it with the person that wrote it, it’s like you’re feeling it and you’re feeling probably everything that I meant when I wrote it, you know? I think he got all that, and I think it did help him to have me there that night.”
Releasing a solo album after more than half a decade being in a group can be a daunting task, so it’s no surprise that these first few small shows were nerve-wracking for Harry. Stevie was the perfect source of support for him—both on-stage and off—as he bared his soul to 500 dedicated fans. “I believe in Harry Styles,” she continued. “I think he’s really good. I think he’s funny, I think he’s a good actor. I think he has the world at his fingertips, and he’s going in the right way. I’m really happy for him, and I’m glad to be a part of that.” She even complimented his ability to nail a challenging song like ‘Leather and Lace’.
Stevie continues touring the United States, Australia, and New Zealand this fall, as Harry embarks on the first leg of his own tour in late September.
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