Nancy spoke to Mark Dean last week and told us more about the plans of Roadcase Royale.
Nancy Wilson: We have an EP recorded. We have another song, a new song that we haven’t, a couple of new songs we haven’t finished recording, yet. That’s going to be our next order of business is to try to get out on the road. Also, continue to make the new stuff, the new songs are going to come out sort of soon, we have one called, “Not Giving Up,” that’s coming out next. We have a live, both live and studio videos of those, and so we’ve got a lot of content. […] Then, there’s another benefit called, Women’s Choice, where it’s celebrating strong, powerful women and we’re trying to jockey into position to be Roadcase Royale for that event, which was initially offered to Heart, but of course Heart does not exist at this time. […] I would love to come to Europe. I’d love to do festivals around Europe and in the States. This week I think is going to tell us a lot more about what the touring is going to be all about.”
Read the rest here.
Meanwhile: Roadcase Royale will play in Santa Barbara on June 11th 2017.
Ann & Nancy have opened up about recent events leading to their effective separation and Heart’s current hiatus in a long article on RollingStone.com.
As many of you have been able to read about or experience yourself, Ann & Nancy have been busy with side-projects since the beginning of this year. While both sisters have been stressing that Heart is not over, this new article confirms what many Heartmongers have been reading through the lines, knowing very well about the reported incident in August 2016, involving the arrest of Ann’s husband, Dean Stuart Wetter:
Heart is on hiatus, until -and only if- Ann & Nancy can work past some very serious issues.
Read here what Ann & Nancy have been saying about this until now.
The Rolling Stone article sheds new light on what happened and how Ann & Nancy have responded. It is safe to say that things are much more dire than many of us thought.
The Heartlinker hopes first of all that the sisters can restore their bond and be a tight family again. And second, we hope to see a complete Heart back in business one day. In the meantime, read about Ann & Nancy’s solo adventures right here.
Added April 10th 2017: Stereogum comments on the article: They’ve both opened up (separately) to Rolling Stone for a new feature, using the publication as a sort of intermediary to air each side of the situation. […] Though they both may believe that everything will work out in the end, for now the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers seem to be at a standstill. They describe their relationship as “pretty strained,” and it’s unclear when or if they’ll get back together again.
Continuing the tradition of releasing live shows, the shady labels have used the legal loops again to bring you two CD’s. Odd to see them billed as Nancy & Ann!
Tracklisting: 1. DJ Introduction 2. Back To Avalon 3. Cherry Blossom Road 4. Love Mistak 5. Anything Is Possible 6. DJ Commentar 7. Battle Of Evermore (Led Zeppelin) 8. These Dreams 9. Crazy On You 10. Ring Them Bells
Buy here: Amazon.co.uk (sorry, can’t find it on US Amazon)
I’ve seen this set in person. It comes in a cardboard sleeve and does not look as bad in real life as the picture.
Disc 1 – Civic Arena Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 16th October 1978: 1. High Time 2. Heartless 3. Devil Delight 4. Straight On5. Magic Man 6. Love Alive 7. Magazine 8. Mistral Wind 9. Dog & Butterfly 10. Crazy On You 11. Kick It Out 12. Barracuda 13. White Lightning And Wine 14. Rock And Roll
Disc 2 – Tarrant County Convention Centre Texas April 3rd 1980: 1. Bebe Le Strange 2. Crazy On You 3. Straight On 4. Even It Up 5. Raised On You 6. Strange Night 7. Dog And Butterfly 8. Dreamboat Annie/Just The Wine 9. Down On Me
Disc 3 – Tarrant County Convention Centre Texas April 3rd 1980: 1. Mistral Wind 2. Silver Wheels 3. Magic Man 4. Barracuda 5. Rockin’ Heaven Down 6. Rock And Roll 7. Sweet Darlin’ 8. I’m Down/Long Tall Sally 9. Unchained Melody
Disc 4 – Portland – May 12th 1989:1. Bad Animals 2. The Wolf 3. Barracuda 4. Nothin’ At All 5. What About Love 6. Dreamboat Annie 7. These Dreams 8. Straight On 9. Who Will You Run To 10. Never 11. How Can I Refuse 12. Crazy On You 13. If Looks Could Kill 14. Bebe Le Strange 15. Alone 16. Rock And Roll
Nancy Wilson spoke to Billboard.com: Roadcase Royale has recorded and mastered seven songs so far, according to Wilson, and the band is partnering with the boutique outlet Make Out Music to release material in limited-edition box sets accompanied by assorted memorabilia.
In the same article she talkes about Heart’s hiatus in 2017 and how it came to be. This specific topic is being tracked by heartlinker.nl since last year and can be checked here.
Ann Wilson of Heart has announced new tour dates for May and June!
May 19th 2017, Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio CA
May 21st 2017, Belly up Tavern, Solana CA
May 23rd 2017, Celebrity Theater, Phoenix AZ
May 26th 2017, UC Health Stadium, Florence KY
May 28th 2017, River City Casino, St. Louis MO
May 31st 2017, The Bomb Factory, Dallas TX
June 1st 2017, The Aztec Theatre, San Antionio TX
June 3rd 2017, Concrete Pavilion, Corpus Christi TX
June 4th 2017, Arena Theatre, Houston TX
June 6th 2017, Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA
June 8th 2017, Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale FL
June 10th 2017, Capitol Theatre, Clearwater FL
June 11th 2017, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce FL
June 13th 2017, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville TN
June 14th 2017, Rose Music Center, Huber Heights OH
June 16th 2017, House of Blues, Chicago IL
June 17th 2017, W.D. Packard Music Hall, Warren OH
June 19th 2017, Uptown Theater, Kansas City MO
June 21st 2017, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls IA
June 26th 2017, Kenley Amphitheater, Layton UT
June 27th 2017, Sandy City Amphietheater, Sandy UT
June 29th 2017, Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton CA
June 30th 2017, Marin County Fair, San Rafael CA
July 2nd 2017, The Grove at Anaheim, Anaheim CA
AWOH does not feature Nancy Wilson.
No presales for this tour are being handled on heart-music.com or the fanclub.
From TourBusLive.com: Roadcase Royale debut at Rock against MS in LA in March 25th 2017. Click here for video if you can’t see it.
Added March 30th 2017:
New professionally shot vid of new song ‘Hold onto my hand’ (April 2nd: video has been deleted by uploader)
Added March 27th 2017: This channel has a lot of vids. Here’s a new song called “Insaniac”:
And here is a selection of Bonnie’s pictures! Thanx Bonnie!!
The first couple of songs were lost in the audio mix, so Ann Wilson of Heart has uploaded the part that sounded great. Enjoy!
New Orleans House of Blues, March 19th 2017.
The full show is below (embedded from Facebook)