NO EUROPEAN DATES IN 2014 YET.
Added February 17th 2014: An interview from France with Ann, translated by Google: Q: “You have your star on Hollywood Boulevard, you are part of the Rock n ‘Roll Hall of Fame, your next challenge would be to come and play in France … A: There is much work to be done behind the scenes so that we can come to Europe. We all want to make this trip and at one time or another, it will happen.
Added February 9th 2014. I can’t help but think that this is a no for 2014. Though at this moment May, July, August and September are still empty on their calendar. Source. Here’s the screenshot:
Added January 26th 2014: during the #AksAnnWilson Q&A on Twitter Ann Wilson revealed Heart will be going across Canada this summer with Jason Bonham, slimming any European hopes for summer festivals tremendously.
Added January 10th 2014:
Added January 7th 2014: The new year looks promising for Euromongers. What a great tweet! Heart has booked shows across the USA in January, February, March and April. Ann Wilson has said a Canadian tour is in the works for March, which would match the other already confirmed dates in March which are on US soil but close to the Canadian border. The rumored Australian tour that was “confirmed” by an Australian TV-host has never been mentioned by Heart or their management and it is unlikely to announce it this late? This still leaves the summer of 2014 wide open for Heart to do some major festival in Europe! Caution though: it is still up to the festivals, promoters and venues to actually book Heart for the price Heart accepts. Remember the updates on this page from February 2012? Here’s a list of possible festivals that are not too much metal/death, often supported by Live Nation, the promotor behind the 2013 Heartbreaker Tour:
- May 17: Let’s Rock The Moor, UK
- June 4: Sweden Rock, SWEDEN
- June 8: Let’s Rock Bristol, UK
- June 13/15: Download, UK
- June 15/16: HiRock, GERMANY
- June 21: Let’s Rock Leeds, UK
- June 28: TW Classic, BELGIUM
- June 29: Parkpop, NETHERLANDS
- July 3/6: Rock Werchter, BELGIUM
- July 12: Let’s Rock Southampton, UK
- July 12/13: BosPop, NETHERLANDS
- August 1/2: See Rock, AUSTRIA
Added September 7th 2013: Jason Bonham hinted on his Facebook that the Heartbreaker Tour of the summer of 2013 was “only the beginning”. At least that’s what he heard. Might these plans include a trek over the ocean?
Added August 31st 2013: USA dates are now scheduled for September, October, November and very likely December of 2013. Europe will at least have to wait for 2014.
Added April 3rd 2013: Tonight’s show in Utah has been tentatively postponed to November 8th 2013 very quickly. That basically means that November was not reserved for any Euro adventure.
Added March 9th 2013: We have confirmation that Heart will tour the US in June, July and August.
Added March 8th 2013: with unconfirmed US summer dates for June 20th and July 29th and a confirmed US date for August 1st, it seems Heart’s occupied in the US this summer of 2013…..
Added February 25th 2013: Unfortunately two festivals (Bospop, NL and Werchter Classic, BE) I was hoping for announced their 99% complete line-up’s today and Heart was not among them.
Added February 23rd 2013: Management: “We’ll have something very exciting to announce after RRHOF on summer tour dates.”
So after April 18th, we’ll know more and also more importantly: if Europe is among the very exciting something!
Added February 19th 2013: in 2012 by this time we had a fairly sized US tour announced and things looked bleak. Actually: on the 13th of February in 2012 all hopes had been crushed after management said in was not in the cards that year. Now it’s a bit different. Yes, the major festivals have not announced Heart as a headliner, but not all artists have been announced yet. But more importantly: no Heart dates have been announced yet beyond April 9th (Seattle). We have been informed that they are going to tour this summer and that their entire year has been booked. So still a chance that part of their busy schedule is actually in Europe. So I’m not giving up hope!
Added January 2nd 2013: the AOR issue of Classic Rock Magazine features a four page interview with Ann Wilson, where she tells about the new album Fanatic. the interview was done in New York city in October 2012. Most interesting quote: It’s a different experience seeing them play on their home turf rather than on one of their sporadic visits to the UK – something which is “in our plan for 2013, definitely,” says Ann.
Added October 17th 2012: on October 16th 2012 Heart performed on YouTube Presents and answered questions. The host asked Ann Wilson about what’s “next on the list”. Ann Wilson: “We just laid out this whole huge blanket of new stuff this year, and uh.. but only in America. I mean, there are other places too. Next year we’re gonna go to Canada, maybe to Europe. Hey Europe! Fanatic!” (ducks for cover). See the video below:
Added October 6th 2012: Okay, these coming months the European Festivals will be booking artists and announcing them. Some big ones like Download and Sweden Rock have already started announcing. I’m gonna need your help to keep track of all these festivals! If you see anything, make sure to contact me through Facebook or by commenting on any of the posts on the homepage (comments can’t be posted on this page of the site). Another interesting fact is that a couple of recent posts on Heart’s Facebook have been pointed directly to the fans in the UK (posts that promote the new album). Also about every post Heart makes, is flooded with comments by European fans to “come to Europe!”.
Added September 5th 2012: Ann mentioned she’s hoping for some European Festivals in 2013 in an interview!
Added August 17th 2012: on Twitter Heart was asked about touring the UK. This is the answer: “Good Question ..currently no plans but make sure you are checking out our website for updates. heart-music.com“
Added February 16th 2012: Management: “I was disappointed that Heart is not playing in the UK this year too. Management asked the agents to come up with a routing that would include the major UK and European festivals. The offers that came back were not sufficient enough to pay for all of the costs associated with touring.”
Added February 13th 2012: Management about 2012 UK dates: “not in the cards this year” and in reaction to a disappointed fan: “I know me too, i’m pretty bummed about it.”
Added January 6th 2012: heartlinker.nl: As no news has been found about European dates for a while now, the major rock or classic rock festivals are filling up their slots and US dates for Heart are being reported, I have to conclude that a 2012 visit to Europe seems less and less likely every day now.
Added August 29th 2011: Interview with Ann at YulieYoungFreelance.com: As for what is next for Heart, Wilson said the band is continuing to evolve and grow. Their first biography is scheduled to hit bookstores in 2012, a Australian and European Tour is in the works and a brand new album is on the way featuring Grammy winning producer Ben Mink acting as co-writer for the project.
Added August 24th 2011: On the Rock Hall show Ann mentioned that she heard about touring Europe in the summer of 2012.
Added October 6th 2010: In a very recent interview for Rewind 94,9 Ann said the following:
Question: You guys are gonna be in Europe next year?
Ann Wilson: Yeah next year! This year we’re gonna do Dancing with the stars and a bunch of stuff for the Grammy foundation. And a bunch of more shows like in Vegas and a round in Texas and places we haven’t been yet and that will take up the rest of this year. And then next year we’re gonna go to Europe, they say, and do a bunch of the big festivals and do a bunch of more stuff in the States. [...]
Added August 31st 2010: In Dutch Magazine “Off the Record” Nancy Wilson is quoted: “We’ve hopelessly neglected Europe these past decades. Hopefully we can make that up to you with a series of sparkling shows!” (translation out of Dutch, so Nancy may have used different words)
Added August 29th 2010:
On USA radioshow “Off the Record” Ann and Nancy said rumor has it they will be put in a box and shipped to Europe next year! (Thanks to Lee Anne!)
Added August 28th 2010:
In Classic Rock Magazine´s September issue Nancy says she´d love to come to England.
Added August 28th 2010:
CD: What can we expect next, from Heart?
Ann Wilson: When the album comes out, we, of course, will be doing some touring to support it. I’ve heard them talking about us going to Europe in the new year, and spreading the word around about Red Velvet Car and ourselves. I think Nancy and I in the future might record an album just the two of us. And we each have our various things we like to do. We like to be home, and just be people. I see more of the same: more playing, more singing, more writing. Just more living in the world.