HEART — Ann and Nancy Wilson — will extend their massive "Love Alive" cross-country summer tour into the fall with dates now taking the group through October. New dates include stops in Newark, Little Rock, Memphis, Kansas City, St. Paul and more with JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS joining as very special guests and Lucie Silvas opening.
Tickets for the newly announced shows (indicated below) go on sale beginning Friday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) at LiveNation.com. Tickets for the initial dates are on sale now. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi Entertainment.
The group's first tour in three years kicks off Tuesday, July 9 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri and will include stops in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, and Los Angeles at the historic Hollywood Bowl, before wrapping October 13.
Produced by Live Nation, the now-48-city trek by the trend-setting, multiple-platinum Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame legends will include a stellar lineup with JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS joining the majority of shows. The first leg of the tour will also include Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Elle King and Lucie Silvas as special guests.
HEART will partner with Reverb for this tour, to reduce the environmental footprint of the events while also engaging fans in local and national causes each night in the concourse.
Newly announced tour dates:
Sept. 26 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater ^
Sept. 27 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center ^
Sept. 28 - Toledo, OH - The Huntington Center ^
Oct. 01 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena ^&
Oct. 02 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center *
Oct. 04 - Memphis, TN - FedExForum ^&
Oct. 05 - Lafayette, LA - Cajundome ^
Oct. 07 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena *
Oct. 08 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre ^&
Oct. 12 - Milwaukee, WI - Fiserv Forum ^&
Oct. 13 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center ^&
* non-Live Nation show, on-sale June 28
^ with JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
& Lucie Silvas opening
Nancy and Ann Wilson had a falling out during HEART's 2016 tour, when Ann's husband Dean Welter was arrested for assaulting Nancy's then-16-year-old twin sons in a backstage altercation at a gig near their hometown of Seattle. He pleaded guilty to two lesser assault charges to avoid jail time, but the damage to HEART had been done.
During an appearance on the "Let There Be Talk" podcast, Nancy spoke about the incident which caused HEART to go on a kind of hiatus for the past two years. "There was a family drama that was highly uncalled for and unnecessary and hurtful, and it was just one of those things that takes time to get past," she said. "So, a couple of years have gone by. It's not anything that Ann ever did wrong, or I ever did wrong, but it's just one of those family dramas that just happened, and it just kind of poisoned the atmosphere for a while there. So it's good. I've had a real positive feeling about now that I'm communicating directly more with Ann."
Asked who it was that made the initial contact about a possible reunion tour, Nancy said: "I've been sort of [reaching out to Ann] for a while, but she was kind of busy and, I think, scared to talk. And I kind of said, 'I'm not ever gonna confront you about anything, but there is this huge offer on the table, so we should talk — just the two of us.'"