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26 July 2018 ~ 2 Comments

Nancy and Ann talking: 2019 TOUR?

NorthWest Music Scene:

Great news Heart fans, it sounds like our beloved Ann and Nancy have been talking and in this current interview with Philadelphia’s classic rock station WMGK, Nancy revealed that talks are underway for a summer 2019 tour.

WMGK’s André Gardner was chatting with Heart’s Nancy Wilson on Wednesday and she told him that she and Ann are talking again and are in the early stages of a HEART reunion tour for 2019!

Added August 2nd 2018: Metro.us: We’ve come to a new conclusion, a happy one you’re hearing here first, in separate interviews with each Wilson sister. To paraphrase Mark Twain, “the reports of Heart’s death are greatly exaggerated.”

“I’ve been reaching out as there are enticing plans on the table for a big tour in 2019,” says Nancy of the hopeful possibilities of a live reunion. “I’d like to figure out what would be exciting and different for both of us going forward.”

“There’s an over-inflated urban myth that Nancy and I are in some sort of big feud,” says Ann. “We worked out our cranky issues a couple of years ago, and have just been enjoying the freedom of time off and doing our solo things.”

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When it comes to the future of the Heart band and making that work, each Wilson sounded quietly optimistic.

“We’re not at each other’s throats – won’t wind up doing a Mick and Keith,” says Ann. “No matter what you do or say right, musically, for 40+ years, it’s one negative thing that people latch onto and embroider… She’s my sister. We have a band together, but, we’re both growing, and it will be exciting to see – when we do get back together –what we both learned, expanded and can bring into Heart.”

Nancy has been the busiest field offers related to Heart, a Broadway musical involving producer Rita Wilson (not related, Tom Hanks’ wife) about women’s empowerment and incorporating Heart songs.

“We’re singing Heart songs in the Roadcase Royale set, Liv does them so that you’re hair stand up – so different from Ann whose powerful voice we based Heart on,” says Nancy. “I’m looking to catch Ann’s ear soon – sit down in a room with just her, just us. We should figure out what songs we would do and not, what new and different show we would create. I’m anxious to see how this happens. The fans want this, which is the most important thing.”

Added August 4th 2018: UltimateClassicRock.com has similar quotes from Ann as Metro, but with certain essential extra’s: While there doesn’t seem to be any rush for either her or her sister Nancy to return to Heart, Wilson swears the internal problems they faced last year are behind them. “Right now Nancy’s working with her band, Roadcase Royale, and I’m doing my thing, and we don’t have any deadlines for Heart that I can talk about,” Wilson said. “Contrary to urban myth, there’s no feud between Nancy and I. We’re talking. We’re sisters, so everything’s good there. We just wanted to get out and stretch our wings, and we’re loving that. When the time is right, we’ll get back together and do something again.”

Added August 11th 2018: The Chronicle Herald:

But for now, the new group keeps her focused and driven, and excited about being on stage again.

Nancy: “I’m not saying I wouldn’t jump at the chance to go out next summer with Heart either, because I would love to do that,” she says. “But it’s like really good exercise for me to play with a new band and do more singing and solo playing, and bring it to a level of freshness that I can inject back into Heart, whenever we do get back together.”

So it looks like the future of Heart is more of a when and less of an if at this point?

“There’s a lot of excitement about next summer up on the table right now,” says Wilson. “I’ll probably go find Ann and talk to her, and see, like, ‘Whaddya think?’ What would a new Heart be, and what would it sound like on tour? What songs are we thinking about and what covers could we do?

“Right now, I think it’s just a matter of when. Families go through these sort of things, but to me it’s less about the family issue and more about what the legacy of Heart is, and how many fans would be let down if we didn’t make one more valiant effort to go back to a high note with it.”

Added August 15th 2018: Nancy keeps putting her message out there that she is ready to talk music with Ann. This time at pursuit.ca: With all of that going on Wilson hopes 2019 sees Heart back on the road. “We’re trying to assemble all the pieces and the communication it would take to make a Heart tour for next summer because the offers are out there,” she says. “It just depends on getting with Ann, sitting with Ann in a room – just the two of us – and talking about what would that exactly mean. What kind of a show would that be? I’m really excited to figure that out. “I don’t know how we would ever not want to do that. It would be so good for the legacy and good for the band. If the ducks all lined up in a row that would just be fantastic.”

05 July 2018 ~ 1 Comment

“Immortal” artwork revealed!

From BMG’s Soundcloud and Amazon.com

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PLUS: listen to “I Am The Highway” HERE

Added August 4th 2018: a second song is released! You Don’t Own Me.

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29 June 2018 ~ 1 Comment

New Ann Wilson of Heart PR picture

Photo Credit: Kimberly Adamis

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Press release: BMG are delighted to announce the release of ‘Immortal’, a brand new solo album from Heart legend Ann Wilson, which will be released on 14 September 2018.  The collection features her stunning interpretations of songs from artists that have connected and inspired her.  Taking in a broad sweep of incredible songs like ‘Back To Black’ by Amy Winehouse, ‘I’m Afraid Of Americans’ by Bowie and ‘Luna’ by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.  She also takes on a Chris Cornell song, following her moving tribute to him at the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony [Ann was inducted with the rest of Heart in 2013].

Ann herself said, “At this point in my life and career, I am happy to be given any opportunities, and I am really, really proud to be doing this album. It’s a project very dear to me – a collection of songs by artists who have departed in the last several years including Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Chris Cornell, Amy Winehouse, and George Michael to name a few. I feel these souls have made a real, lasting contribution to the art of the popular song, and to honour them is my deepest pleasure.

“Mike Flicker (Original Heart producer; Dreamboat Annie, Magazine, Little Queen, Dog and Butterfly, Bebe le Strange, etc.) is working with me on this new album. It has been a wonderful experience for me because I’m not only singing, but directing, too. I am able to see the project grow from an idea to a finished song, with no compromises to the original vision. My team and I are not holding back, and you can expect the unexpected on the tracks.  We’ll have some surprise guests on the record, including Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes and Ben Mink.  It has been a thrilling endeavour, and I can’t wait to share the finished album with you in the coming weeks.”

‘Immortal’ is the result of a truly legendary songwriter exploring the work of others, work that has inspired and empowered her over the years.  It’s a personal collection, but one that will resonate with anyone else who believes on the power of music to outlast us all.

Updated July 3rd 2018: Another!!!

Photo credit: Kimberly Adamis

03 June 2018 ~ 4 Comments

Soundstage show coming to CD

CD cover art

The Soundstage Taping from 2005 has been released many times on DVD (and even on Blu-Ray once, worth some money now), but never on CD. So yeah, collectors take notice! It is coming on CD at the end of this month with a DVD.

CD/DVD set: Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk

JOIN HEART, the revolutionary rock band fronted by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, as they bring passion and energy to an explosive 23-song set that touches on every era of their awe-inspiring career—from Dreamboat Annie’s “Magic Man” and “Crazy On You to the 80s hits “These Dreams” and “Alone.” Rounding out this definitive live performance are tracks from Heart’s studio album, Jupiter’s Darling, plus rare covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Misty Mountain Hop” and Elton John’s “Love Song.”

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02 June 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Heart – Best Of Live Pittsburg 1978 LP (180 Gram)

Cover of the vinyl.

This seems to be Dutch unofficial release on 180 grams vinyl and coming this month. Links for amazon will hopefully follow soon. This recording has been released before on CD and streaming.

Updated June 21st 2018: still no sign on Amazon, but here’s the set that I ordered locally in Holland.

 

Shiny and new

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21 May 2018 ~ 0 Comments

New Roadcase Royale tour dates!

Roadcase Royale with Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield

Supporting Bob Seger:

November 24 2018, Sprint Center, Kansas City MO
November 27 2018, Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines IA
November 30 2018, Scottrade Arena, St. Louis MO
December 12 2018, Xcel Energy Arena, St. Paul MN
December 14 2018, Allstate Arena, Chicago IL
December 20 2018, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville SC
December 22 2018, Infinite Energy Arena, Atlanta GA
January 19, 2019 2018, Nationwide Arena, Columbus OH
January 29, 2019 2018, Rimrock Auto Arena, Billings MT
January 31 2019, Ford Center, Boise ID
February 15 2019, Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix AZ
February 17 2019, Pepsi Center, Denver CO
February 23 2019,  The Forum, Inglewood CA

 

02 May 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Roadcase Royale is adding tour dates!

Nancy & Liv

June 20th 2018, The Rose, Pasadena CA
June 21st 2018, Coach House, San Juan Capistrano CA

August 12th 2018, Parx Casino, Bensalem PA
August 15th 2018, Dal Arts Centre, Halifax CANADA
August 16th 2018, The Centre at Casino New Brunswick, Moncton CANADA

 

Click here for more new dates in 2018 and 2019.