Former One Directioner Harry Styles put on a super-secret show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles Friday night to celebrate the release of his eponymous solo album. For a good overview of the event, check out this review from Billboard.
The biggest surprise, however, and certainly a highlight of the night was a special appearance by the legendary Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks. From the Billboard article:
After a rendition of “Stockholm Syndrome,” he cued up for the biggest moment of the night, inviting out Nicks for an incredible handful of duets. “I’m pretty sure that this was going to be up there with one of the best nights of my life,” he said, introducing the legendary artist. “If there was any doubt, I’m pretty sure I’d like to confirm, in my entire life, I never thought I’d be able to say this. Please welcome to the stage, Stevie Nicks.”
Their chemistry was palpable. They collaborated on his solo song “Two Ghosts” before Fleetwood Mac’s iconic “Landslide,” dueling harmonies and all, and finished with “Leather and Lace,” with Styles filling Don Henley’s shoes. “She’s the queen of anything,” he said, bowing down to her at the end of the segment. It was clearly the highlight of any of his promotional appearances over the last week, counting undersell shows in both New York City and Los Angeles.
Stevie’s appearance is fitting, as The Troubadour is an iconic LA club where many legends of 70’s folk rock such as Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and Stevie herself started their careers. Also, it’s not a surprise that Stevie would show up to lend a hand to a young talent. When she mentored on American Idol during season 11, she was hands down a favorite of the finalists who said she took extra time and care when working with them.
Harry became quite emotional during their “Landslide” duet. But he kept it together enough to get through the duet capably. Watch Harry Styles and Stevie Nicks performance of “Landslide” plus a minute or two of Harry’s “Two Ghosts.”
UPDATE: Added “Leather and Lace”
Leather and Lace