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Heart Reunite for All-Star ‘Love Alive’ Summer Tour

Rolling Stone — Daniel Kreps

Three years after family drama threatened to tear Heart apart, Nancy and Ann Wilson will reunite for a summer tour. The Love Alive trek will feature, on select dates, a combination of special guests like Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile and Joan Jett & The Heartbreakers as well as openers Elle King and Lucie Silvas.

“I could see it was time for Heart to have a break,” Nancy Wilson said in a statement of the band’s self-described “temporary hiatus.” “We’d been slogging through tour after tour fairly nonstop and were starting to burn out a little bit. Things had just reached a heavy climax. Working with my other new band Roadcase Royale was a lifesaver. Writing brand new songs playing shows and delivering a new album with them was the medicine my soul needed.”

In August 2016, Ann’s husband was arrested backstage at Heart’s Auburn, Washington concert on charges that he assaulted Nancy’s teenaged sons. Although Heart managed to finish out their 2016 tour, the incident splintered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted sisters.

Ann Wilson added, “Both Nancy and I have stretched our wings in life these last three years. We’ve both lived and loved. We have breathed and traveled and experienced life. We come to this tour with fresh energy and oxygen.”

The Love Alive trek begins July 9th in St. Louis and spreads 39 gigs across two months, closing September 9th with a concert at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl. Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on February 15th at Live Nation.

As for the band’s all-star guests, Nancy Wilson said, “I think this year is a good year to show the collective impact of some powerful women in music. We would usually steer clear of the female-centric concept, but in the light of current events it seems like the right statement at the right time.”

“Sheryl and Joan we have known for a long time,” Ann Wilson added. “We have hung out and appreciated each other’s music onstage and off. Brandi Carlile is a fresh and authentic artist that we both love… and Elle King is my favorite new artist. She has so much soul and attitude! We are so thrilled to host all these artists on the ‘Love Alive’ tour.

Heart Tour Dates

July 9 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre +&
July 11 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre +&
July 14 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage +#
July 16 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell +#
July 17 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center +#
July 20 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre +#
July 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center +&
July 23 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion +#
July 24 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion +#
July 26 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater ^#
July 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center #
July 29 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts +#
July 30 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview +#
August 1 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion ^#
August 2 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion ^#
August 4 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Theater ^#
August 5 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Pavilion ^#
August 7 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center ^#
August 8 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater ^#
August 10 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park ^#
August 11 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater ^#
August 13 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion ^#
August 14 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion ^#
August 16 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheater #
August 17 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater ^#
August 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre %#
August 20 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre %#
August 22 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^#
August 23 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion #
August 25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater ^#
August 27 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheater ^#
August 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion ^#
August 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
August 31 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center ^#
September 3 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater ^#
September 4 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome ^#
September 6 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion ^#
September 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort ^
September 9 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl ^#

+with Sheryl Crow
^with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
&Lucie Silvas opening
#Elle King opening
%with Brandi Carlile