Heart will play for St Louis residents (ONLY) on July 4th 2012 on the St. Louis riverfront. And a new date has been added to play the Kansas State Fair on September 14th 2012.
According to management the box set is the first of the big three (album, book and box set) to hit the streets. A precise date is yet unknown. About the box set, on an audio forum: “Saw the tapes for this at the mastering studio. The engineer working on it is a big fan. Lots of love going into this project. Should be really good when it’s finished.” “Joe Palmaccio, so it should sound as great as the Essential Heart collection he mastered.”
Added March 2nd: an unconfirmed monger “sighting” of the box set: in a radiospot for the Orange County Fair they mentioned the box set “Strange Euphoria”, out May 15th 2012. Management responded to this sighting: “the release date has been changed – it will not be out on May 15th – the label changed that info yesterday. sorry guys – but it will be out in time for the summer tour“. The title “Strange Euphoria” has been confirmed by management with a big Yes. Mongers might remember the Sony plans in the beginning of the century to release a 3CD box-set with that name. That supposedly grew into “The Essential Heart”.
Added March 9th: “Strange Euphoria” will have Sony and EMI/Capitol material, according to Heart’s management.