‘I was always that gypsy’: Stevie Nicks reminisces her nomadic upbringing and talks about her hectic schedule ahead of her Australian tour | Daily Mail (AUS)

Stevie Nicks is one of rock music’s most iconic figures.

And the 69-year-old singer-songwriter has talked about her affinity for the gypsy-like lifestyle, instilled in her at an early age as a result of her father’s work as the vice-president of Greyhound Buses and president of a food company.

‘I was able to go into new schools and make new friends. My brother, on the other hand, didn’t cope with it so well,’ she told Stellar.

‘I was always that gypsy’: Stevie Nicks has talked about her affinity for the gypsy-like lifestyle, instilled in her at an early age as a result of her father’s work

This extended into her life on the road with Fleetwood Mac in 1975, and her successful solo career, which followed in the 80s.

‘So the thing is, am I still that gypsy? Well, I was always that gypsy,’ she said.

Even today, life on the road sees the Landslide singer travel around the world to perform shows.

Nomad life: This extended into her life on the road with Fleetwood Mac in 1975, and her successful solo career, which followed in the 80s

Rock music icon: ‘So the thing is, am I still that gypsy? Well, I was always that gypsy,’ she said. Even today, life on the road sees the Landslide singer travel around the world to perform shows (pictured with Fleetwood Mac)

She was scheduled to do a solo show in France, London’s Hyde Park with Tom Petty, a stadium show with Fleetwood Mac in Los Angeles and then New York.

Stevie admitted that she would love to have a Hawaiian vacation with her pet dog, away from the chaos of her schedule.

‘But there is always going to be that knock on the door and I’m always going to be called back to one of the two big things in my life, which is basically either Fleetwood Mac or my solo career.’

Always on the road: Stevie admitted she would love to have a Hawaiian vacation with her pet dog, but said ‘I’m always going to be called back to one of the two big things in my life… Fleetwood Mac or my solo career’

Stevie is also set to tour Australia and New Zealand in November this year, with very special guests The Pretenders.

It was recently announced added more dates to the 24 Karat Gold tour.

‘It’s been thrilling to get on stage each night and sing some of my gems from early in my career, along with getting the chance to sing the material from my last two albums, In Your Dreams and 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault,’ Stevie said.

Back Down Under: Stevie is also set to tour Australia and New Zealand in November this year, with very special guests The Pretenders

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