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11 February 2019 ~ 1 Comment

HEART TOUR ANNOUNCED

37 US dates and 2 Canadian dates. No European dates.
Special Meet and Greet packages

Fanclub pre-sale: FEB 12 10AM LOCAL TO FEB 14 10PM LOCAL
Ryan Waters of Roadcase Royale joins Heart
Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett and Brandi Carlile appear on select dates
Quotes from Ann & Nancy below

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ANN and NANCY WILSON–will return to the road in 2019 for the first time in three years with their massive “Love Alive” cross-country summer tour.  Produced by Live Nation, the expansive 39-city outing by the trend-setting, multiple-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Famelegends kicks off Tuesday, July 9 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO and will make stops in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Denver and more, before wrapping September 9 at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.

(PRNewsfoto/Live Nation Entertainment)

Q&A WITH ANN AND NANCY WILSON OF HEART (from PR release)

Congratulations on the news of the upcoming tour. What inspired you to name it “Love Alive”?

ANN: “Love Alive” is a song and a sentiment that goes back a long way with us. It goes forward too. It is a hopeful, positive and universal vibe like we feel this tour will be.

NANCY: Yes! I think the tour will spark some positive new energy as we rediscover some of our iconic songs and also some fan favorites. Calling the tour “Love Alive” was something Ann and I felt instantly good about. We have always had many love-themed mottos along the way like “Love Rules,” “Love Wins,” “Love is IT”–and of course it’s a very cool song as well.

This will mark Heart’s first tour in three years. During this time, you both released your own projects. Do you feel your time apart will inject Heart with a new energy?

NANCY: Yes, I could see it was time for Heart to have a break. 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 life-saver. Writing brand new songs playing shows and delivering a new album with them was the medicine my soul needed. Ryan Waters (who with Liv Warfield worked in Prince’s band) will be joining me on the Heart stage and I know that will inject a wonderful magic into the Heart equation.

ANN:  Absolutely! 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.

Might this year’s tour be different in any way than the 2016 tour?

ANN:  It will be unlike any other Heart tour that has been. Some of the songs will be classic of course, but this tour will be a new animal.

NANCY: I think this tour should look feel and sound bigger than other Heart tours so far.

What is the connective tissue between Heart and the other artists you’ve invited to tour with you?

NANCY: 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.”

ANN:  Sheryl and Joan we have known for a long time. 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 has created a meaningful body of work with songs that are deeply woven into the culture. Can you describe the feeling of what it’s like to perform these songs in front of longtime fans as well as new ones?

ANN:  It feels good to see people’s eyes light up when we play one of the classic songs they know and love. I always wonder how a song like “Crazy On You” hits the mind and soul of a 17-year-old in 2019…they seem to be as into it live as everyone else. When I think of the connection we continue to have with our very diverse audience, I am deeply grateful and always amazed!

NANCY:  It’s an incredible feeling and a great compliment to see our loyal fans and the new generation of Heart fans at the shows. It speaks to the songs as well as giving a bigger sense of history to the younger ones. It’s authentic live music with no added prerecorded or auto tuned vocals or tracks blended in. No bells or whistles, smoke or mirrors. I think in many ways that’s a whole new thing for young kids who love music and they know the difference and appreciate it. It’s completely real.

VIP PACKAGES

FRONT ROW + MEET & GREET PACKAGE

-ONE FRONT ROW TICKET

-VIP EARLY ENTRY INTO THE VENUE

-EXCLUSIVE PRESHOW MEET & GREET WITH ANN & NANCY WILSON

-PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPH WITH ANN & NANCY WILSON

-SPECIALLY DESIGNED HEART RAGLAN TOUR SHIRT (EXCLUSIVE TO VIP PACKAGE ONLY)

-COLLECTIBLE HEART TOUR LITHOGRAPH AUTOGRAPHED BY ANN & NANCY WILSON (LIMITED PRINT)

-HEART TOTE BAG

-EXCLUSIVE HEART VIP MERCHANDISE ITEM

-OFFICIAL MEET & GREET LAMINATE

-COMMEMORATIVE VIP TICKET

-ON-SITE VIP HOST

-VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

MEET & GREET PACKAGE

-ONE PREMIUM RESERVED TICKET LOCATED IN ROWS 2-5

-VIP EARLY ENTRY INTO THE VENUE

-EXCLUSIVE PRESHOW MEET & GREET WITH ANN & NANCY WILSON

-PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPH WITH ANN & NANCY WILSON

-SPECIALLY DESIGNED HEART RAGLAN TOUR SHIRT (EXCLUSIVE TO VIP PACKAGE ONLY)

-COLLECTIBLE HEART TOUR LITHOGRAPH AUTOGRAPHED BY ANN & NANCY WILSON (LIMITED PRINT)

-HEART TOTE BAG

-EXCLUSIVE HEART VIP MERCHANDISE ITEM

-OFFICIAL MEET & GREET LAMINATE

-COMMEMORATIVE VIP TICKET

-ON-SITE VIP HOST

-VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

VIP TOUR PACKAGE

-ONE PREMIUM RESERVED TICKET

-SPECIALLY DESIGNED HEART RAGLAN TOUR SHIRT (EXCLUSIVE TO VIP PACKAGE ONLY)

-COLLECTIBLE HEART TOUR LITHOGRAPH AUTOGRAPHED BY ANN & NANCY WILSON (LIMITED PRINT)

-HEART TOTE BAG

-EXCLUSIVE HEART VIP MERCHANDISE ITEM

-COMMEMORATIVE VIP TICKET

-ON-SITE VIP HOST

-VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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10 February 2019 ~ 1 Comment

HEART to announce big news

Within 24 hours Heart is expected to announce big news on the band’s website. Several clues point towards the announcement of a new tour. The fanclub has re-opened with memberships that promise ticket pre-sales. The band’s social media have been busy posting videos and photo’s focusing on Ann & Nancy and the history of the band. Both Ann & Nancy recently have dropped hints when asked about a possible new tour and both have been talking about a good offer made by a promotor.

Heart has been on cinder blocks in the back yard since their last show in October 2016. Several articles in the media have been written about the events that lead up the band’s hiatus.

The fanclub did not accept anymore new fans and renewing had been disabled, causing all memberships to expire during these last three years.

COUNTING DOWN TO FEBRUARY 11TH 2019 (Photo February 6th)

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27 January 2019 ~ 1 Comment

Nancy wins NAMM Music For Life Award

On January 24th Nancy was honored with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) “MUSIC FOR LIFE” award. The award honors pioneering artists who, through their careers and artistic expression, have inspired others to pursue a more musical world.

Nancy and Joe Lamond

NAMM: The award was presented by NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, who introduced Nancy with a tribute to her pivotal role in helping to redefine women in rock music, and a legacy of music at the top of the charts: “She is a guitar pioneer, a songwriting pioneer, a legendary singer, a film composer, a Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and has done so much to advance the cause of music-making. And for those reasons and many more, we are honored to recognize her today.”

Together, Nancy and Ann Wilson have gone on to sell 35 million records over the course of their career, and nearly 35 years after their first big hit, Heart was back in the Billboard Top 10 in 2010 with the Red Velvet Car album and a Top 5 DVD, “Night at Sky Church,” which documented the act’s return to their hometown of Seattle. In 2012, Heart released Fanatic, spawning two hit singles (“Fanatic” and “Dear Old America”) and debuting in the Billboard Top 25. The band also released a comprehensive CD box set entitled Strange Euphoria filled with rarities and previously unreleased treasures that were met with acclaim from critics and fans alike. In 2012, the pair were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Later that same year, Heart received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Nancy Wilson Live at Gibson 2019 NAMM After Party with Paul McCarthy cover – Let Me Roll it.

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30 December 2018 ~ 1 Comment

Tour? “I cannot say out loud right now”

Ann was interviewed leading up to her last 2018 “Ann Wilson of Heart” tourdate in Wisconsin. She was also in the Seattle local press as her former mansion is on the market again. She sold her house back in 2016 and the current owner has listed the home.

Ann can be seen in the in the SeattleRefinded video below talking about her former house and also looking forward to a possible Heart reunion. On that subject she says: “There’s an urban myth going around that Nancy and I have a big feud going on,” laughed Wilson. “Which we do not. We love each other[but] I cannot say out loud right now that we’re going on tour.” and at Oshkosh Independent Ann touches the subject as well: “Well, I’m not at liberty to discuss that right now. Of course there will be at some time. There is a lot of talk going on right now. We just really can’t announce it yet.”

Keep track of what Ann & Nancy say about their 2019 plans here.

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10 October 2018 ~ 1 Comment

Heart Live In Atlantic City!

This 2006 show will be released in 2019 on several formats on JANUARY 25TH!
(currently only on bootleg!)

Pre-Order US Amazon: CD and Blu-Ray | Vinyl | Blu-Ray | DVD | MP3 | USA iTunes
Pre-Order UK Amazon: CD and Blu-Ray | Vinyl | Blu-Ray | DVD | MP3 | UK iTunes

Cover Art

HEART TO RELEASE REMASTERED LIVE ALBUM
“LIVE IN ATLANTIC CITY”
ON earMUSIC.

FEATURING GUEST APPEARANCES BY ALICE IN CHAINS, DAVE NAVARRO, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, DUFF MCKAGAN, GRETCHEN WILSON AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ’70’s with hits like “Crazy On You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more.  
The show that first aired on VH1 Decades Rock Live back in 2006 finally sees its release on LP/CD/DVD/BluRay – newly mixed and mastered. “Live In Atlantic City” pays tribute to and celebrates the band’s legacy with the help of an incredible range of artists and friends to create one magical night of celebrating music and friendship. And what a night it was! 
Part of this musical spectacle were country music star Carrie Underwood, Jane’s Addiction founding member and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro, country singer-songwriter Gretchen Wilson and Canadian-American singer-songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright. An exceptional highlight of the show furthermore entails the return of renowned grunge rockers Alice In Chains with Duff McKagan joining his friends on stage! Each guest artist had the chance to perform two or three songs together with the band, for instance Heart’s “Crazy On You“, with Dave Navarro or Alice In Chain’s “Rooster“. A joined performance featuring all of the guest artists of “Barracuda” rounded up a monumental show, which will now finally be released on audio as well as visual formats for the world to enjoy
The show that first aired on VH1 Decades Rock Live back in 2006 finally sees its release on LP/CD/DVD/BluRay – newly mixed and mastered. “Live In Atlantic City” pays tribute to and celebrates the band’s legacy with the help of an incredible range of artists and friends to create one magical night of celebrating music and friendship. And what a night it was!
  “Live In Atlantic City” is going to be released as CD+Blu-ray Digipak, 2LP Gatefold+download, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on earMUSIC.

TRACK LIST

1. Bébé Le Strange (with Dave Navarro)
2. Straight On (with Dave Navarro)
3. Crazy On You (with Dave Navarro)
4. Lost Angel
5. Even It Up (with Gretchen Wilson)
6. Rock’n Roll (with Gretchen Wilson)
7. Dog & Butterfly (with Rufus Wainwright)
8. Would? (with Alice In Chains & Duff McKagan) *
9. Rooster (with Alice In Chains & Duff McKagan)
10. Alone (with Carrie Underwood)
11. Magic Man
12. Misty Mountain Hop (with Dave Navarro)
13. Dreamboat Annie
14. Barracuda

*CD and LP exclusive
 
DVD and Blu-ray also include:
Bonus: Heart Confidential

Back side of vinyl

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27 September 2018 ~ 1 Comment

15 dollars for a machine-made signature

I received my “Immortal” CD purchased on Ann’s own website. Normally a good thing! I was hugely disappointed to discover that indeed it was true: Ann Wilson used an autopen (signing machine) for this release. 

Even worse is the ongoing silence from her camp as fans have tried to ask for a solution.

[UPDATED 3 HOURS AFTER POSTING: I’ve received a reply to my email stating “Due to an issue with shipping your international order, we have issued a partial refund of $10.00 USD.” I want to thank Ann for this solution]

For months before the release Ann was advertising a 24,95 dollar pre-order with this exact phrasing: “Special LIMITED Autographed Immortal CD”.

From her official website.

Her most loyal fans jumped on this as many have of them have done so in the past with Heart’s releases. Since September 14th many fans started receiving their signed copy and soon it became clear that the signatures are identical. Many fans on facebook refuse to believe Ann charged money for a fake signature. But that is the case. Other fans say they don’t care about signatures other than the ones that they obtain in person. One could argue to let it go and not post about it, but I’m not accepting this, especially when Ann recently has been proudly saying: “I will never agree to going back out there in a mechanical, money-grab-type way”

The same CD can be bought for around 10 dollars everywhere else, so the extra charge was about 15 dollars. In my case getting this signed copy seemed worth the extra money, even if it also meant paying 15 dollars for shipping to The Netherlands and paying customs an extra 15 dollars. I’m the kind of fan willing to spend that for a signature bought from an official trusted source and apparently I’m the kind of fan her camp tried to target selling machine-made signatures.

Is Ann aware of this? Is her staff doing this without her knowing? I know of one fan that received a response from her staff claiming this was news to them and offering a refund. The fans contacting them since then have yet to receive any word. Some have had their creditcard company intervene. I’ve reached out to Ann’s camp for a comment and asked for a solution. In my case: I’d like a refund for the money she charges more than Amazon which is about 15 dollars. If and when they respond, I’ll update this post. [Please see ABOVE]

How you can see it is autopen:

Below is a picture of two CD’s that were signed by her machine. The machine uses a sharpie and places the signature on different spots, but the two original photos have been placed on top of each other using photoshop. That reveals the signatures are identical.

Below is a picture of three CD’s with the machine made signatures.

 

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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.”

[…]

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.”

To read what the girls have said about this since this post, check out the Heart Hiatus page.

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