Fan-filmed video footage of HEART's July 11 concert at the Hollywood Casino Ampthiteater in Tinley Park, Illinois can be seen below.
HEART — Ann and Nancy Wilson — recently extended its 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.
The group's first tour in three years kicked off on July 9 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri and includes 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 includes a stellar lineup with JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS joining the majority of shows. The first leg of the tour also includes Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Elle King and Lucie Silvas as special guests.
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 three 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.'"