More About Heart
Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group’s five-decade history, it has had three primary lineups, with the constant center of the group since 1973 being sisters Ann Wilson (lead vocals, flute and guitar) and Nancy Wilson (guitar, mandolin and vocals). Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock and heavy metal, as well as folk music. Their popularity declined in the early 1980s, but in 1985, the band launched a successful comeback which saw them experience greater success with album-oriented rock hits and hard-rock ballads that went into the 1990s.
To date, Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide, including over 22.5 million in album sales in the U.S. They have had top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2010s. The group was ranked number 57 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
Although the band played the remaining 2016 tour dates that were already booked, the Wilson sisters only spoke to one another through third parties for the remainder of the tour. Following the end of the tour in October 2016, the sisters opted to tour with their own side-project bands. The pair’s relationship was strained by the incident; an April 2017 article in Rolling Stone reported that although they remain on amicable terms, they had not spoken to one another since the 2016 tour ended, and only sporadically contacted one another through text messaging.
In January 2017, Nancy formed a new band, Roadcase Royale, with singer Liv Warfield and Heart members Ben Smith (drummer), Dan Rothchild (bass), and Chris Joyner (keyboards). Later that month, Ann announced a solo tour, which included Heart guitarist Craig Bartock along with some other non-Heart musicians.
In April 2017, Ann described Heart as being on hiatus, although both sisters claimed the band had not permanently disbanded. In February 2019, Heart announced their hiatus had ended and that they would embark on the Love Alive tour in the summer.
Heart 2019 Love Alive Tour Dates
Jul 09, 2019: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St Louis in Maryland Heights, Mo.
Jul 14, 2019: Budweiser Stage in Toronto, ON
Jul 16, 2019: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Jul 17, 2019: Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass.
Jul 20, 2019: Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Conn.
Jul 21, 2019: Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Jul 23, 2019: Darlings Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine
Jul 24, 2019: Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, N.H.
Jul 26, 2019: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, N.Y.
Jul 27, 2019: Riverband Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 29, 2019: Bethel Woods Center in Bethel, N.Y.
Jul 30, 2019: St. Josephs Health Amphitheatre at Lakeview in Syracuse, N.Y.
Aug 01, 2019: KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa.
Aug 02, 2019: BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J.
Aug 04, 2019: Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Aug 05, 2019: DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich.
Aug 07, 2019: Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, Ind.
Aug 08, 2019: Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tenn.
Aug 10, 2019: Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 11, 2019: Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach, VA
Aug 13, 2019: Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, N.C.
Aug 14, 2019: PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 16, 2019: Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Aug 17, 2019: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fair in Tampa, Fla.
Aug 19, 2019: Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, Ga.
Aug 20, 2019: Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, Ala.
Aug 22, 2019: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas
Aug 23, 2019: Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas
Aug 25, 2019: Isleta Amphitheatre in Albuquerque, N.M.
Aug 27, 2019: North Island Credit Union Amphitheater in Chula Vista, Calif.
Aug 28, 2019: Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 30, 2019: Usana Amphitheater in Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 03, 2019: Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Wash.
Sep 04, 2019: Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash.
Sep 06, 2019: Concord Pavilion in Concord, Calif.
Sep 08, 2019: Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.
Sep 09, 2019: Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in Calif.