HEART singer Ann Wilson has announced a 20-date solo tour. The "Ann Wilson Of Heart" cross-country trek kicks off Tuesday, March 8 at the Moore Theatre in Wilson's hometown of Seattle before moving on to Los Angeles, Denver, Philadelphia, Englewood and New Orleans, among other cities. Tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, January 13. See the itinerary below.
"The stage is a magical place where I can be beautifully in and out of control, where I can build a fire and then jump into it," says the esteemed and pioneering Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame legend who is known for her force-of-nature vocals. "The stage is where I have always lived; where I've expressed my deepest emotions and supreme joys." Ann continues: "I suppose I am addicted to it. I've never been much good at talking, but I can sing, and when I sing I connect with people in a much deeper, higher way."
What will fans experience at these shows? "People can expect the unexpected in 2017," Ann says. "A beautiful, classy set with an elegant, artistic production...The music will be a mix of songs that have powered my life; iconic soul stirring covers, songs from my years of solo work and the unforgettable songs of HEART."
Musicians on board for the "Ann Wilson Of Heart" tour include Craig Bartock on guitar (HEART member for a dozen years, who also performed in the ANN WILSON THING for two years) from San Francisco; Andy Stoller on bass (the ANN WILSON THING member for two years) from Seattle; Denny Fongheiser on drums and percussion (HEART member in the 1990s for two years) from Los Angeles. The name for the upcoming tour, explains Ann, "is to give people a point of recognition; to help people understand who I am and where I came from."
The "Ann Wilson Of Heart" dates follow the release of HEART's critically acclaimed 2016 "Beautiful Broken" album and summer headlining tour with JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS and CHEAP TRICK, along with HEART solo shows before and after.
"HEART is always evolving, changing," says Ann. "It is a living organism. Right now it's in a cocoon of metamorphosis, and we will see what emerges when the time is right."
"Ann Wilson Of Heart" tour dates:
Mar. 08 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Mar. 10 - Berkeley, CA - UC Theatre
Mar. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Theatre
Mar. 14 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
Mar. 15 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Mar. 16 - Salina, KS - Steifel Theatre for the Performing Arts
Mar. 18 - Lake Charles, LA - Golden Nugget
Mar. 19 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Mar. 21 - Wilmington, NC - Cape Fear Community College Theatre
Mar. 22 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
Mar. 23 - Greenville, SC - Peace Center for the Creative Arts
Mar. 25 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center
Mar. 26 - Annapolis, MD - Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Mar. 29 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
Mar. 30 - Westbury, NY - The Westbury Theater
Apr. 01 - Peekskill, NY - Paramount Hudson Valley
Apr. 02 - Londonderry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
Apr. 04 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
Apr. 06 - Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre
Apr. 07 - Providence, RI - Park Theatre PAC