Classic Rockers Stewart, Nicks Storm BOK Center

From by Jennifer Chancellor World Scene Writer
Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks poured out their “Heart & Soul” tour at the BOK Center on Wednesday night.

Most of the tunes are ones both performers have played with mastery for hundreds of thousands of fans. To put the stars together may feel like an “Odd Couple” pairing – the rebellious blues-rocker blond power woman with the master of the pop-disco-hybrid American songbook.

Boy, it worked. Gloriously.

The night launched with a rollicking welcome and Nicks’ hammering version of the Led Zeppelin classic “Rock and Roll,” backed by a seven-piece band. A stream of photos flashed behind them all, spanning half a century of the genre.

In her trademark way, Nicks adorned the sultry warble of each song with her retro ’70s-era glittered shawls and dark lace, tambourines and baubles, and punctuated the high points with high kicks in black suede platform boots.

Both sets were wedged firmly in the past, but each has more than half a century to pull from. Fans got what they came for: bombastic classics.

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