HEART Announce Return To The Road With Massive "Love Alive" Summer Tour; JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, ELLE KING, SHERYL CROW Among Special Guests

February 11, 2019, 2 months ago

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HEART Announce Return To The Road With Massive "Love Alive" Summer Tour; JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, ELLE KING, SHERYL CROW Among Special Guests

Heart - Ann and Nancy Wilson - will return to the road in 2019 for the first time in three years with their massive Love Alive cross-country summer tour. Produced by Live Nation, the expansive 39-city outing by the trend-setting, multiple-platinum Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame legends kicks off Tuesday, July 9th at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO and will make stops in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Denver and more, before wrapping September 9th at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.

Heart is excited to be joined by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlile on the road with them this summer. Along with the stellar lineup, also appearing are Elle King and Lucie Silvas. See full itinerary and details below for a breakdown of which shows these artists will be appearing on with Heart.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 15th at 10 AM, local time at LiveNation.com.* Citi is the official pre-sale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, February 13th at 10 AM, local time until Thursday, February 14th at 10 PM, local time through Citi's Private Pass program. For complete pre-sale details visit citiprivatepass.com.

* Toronto on sale starting at 9 AM, local time, St. Louis on sale starting at 11 AM, local time.

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. For more information, visit Reverb.org.

Q&A With Ann & Nancy Wilson, 2019:

Q: Congratulations on the news of the upcoming tour. What inspired you to name it Love Alive?

Ann: "'Love Alive' is a song and a sentiment that goes back a long way with us. It goes forward too. It is a hopeful, positive and universal vibe like we feel this tour will be."

Nancy: "Yes! I think the tour will spark some positive new energy as we rediscover some of our iconic songs and also some fan favorites. Calling the tour Love Alive was something Ann and I felt instantly good about. We have always had many love-themed mottos along the way like "Love Rules," "Love Wins," "Love is IT" - and of course it's a very cool song as well."

Q: This will mark Heart's first tour in three years. During this time, you both released your own projects. Do you feel your time apart will inject Heart with a new energy?

Nancy: "Yes, I could see it was time for Heart to have a break. We'd been slogging through tour after tour fairly nonstop and were starting to burn out a little bit. Things had just reached a heavy climax. Working with my other new band Roadcase Royale was a life-saver. Writing brand new songs playing shows and delivering a new album with them was the medicine my soul needed. Ryan Waters (who with Liv Warfield worked in Prince's band) will be joining me on the Heart stage and I know that will inject a wonderful magic into the Heart equation."

Ann: "Absolutely! Both Nancy and I have stretched our wings in life these last three years. We've both lived and loved. We have breathed and traveled and experienced life. We come to this tour with fresh energy and oxygen."

Q: Might this year's tour be different in any way than the 2016 tour?

Ann: "It will be unlike any other Heart tour that has been. Some of the songs will be classic of course, but this tour will be a new animal."

Nancy: "I think this tour should look feel and sound bigger than other Heart tours so far."

Q: What is the connective tissue between Heart and the other artists you've invited to tour with you?

Nancy: "I think this year is a good year to show the collective impact of some powerful women in music. We would usually steer clear of the female-centric concept, but in the light of current events it seems like the right statement at the right time."

Ann: "Sheryl and Joan we have known for a long time. We have hung out and appreciated each other's music onstage and off. Brandi Carlile is a fresh and authentic artist that we both love.... and Elle King is my favorite new artist. She has so much soul and attitude! We are so thrilled to host all these artists on the Love Alive tour."

Q: Heart has created a meaningful body of work with songs that are deeply woven into the culture. Can you describe the feeling of what it's like to perform these songs in front of longtime fans as well as new ones?

Ann: "It feels good to see people's eyes light up when we play one of the classic songs they know and love. I always wonder how a song like "Crazy On You" hits the mind and soul of a 17-year-old in 2019...they seem to be as into it live as everyone else. When I think of the connection we continue to have with our very diverse audience, I am deeply grateful and always amazed!"

Nancy: "It's an incredible feeling and a great compliment to see our loyal fans and the new generation of Heart fans at the shows. It speaks to the songs as well as giving a bigger sense of history to the younger ones. It's authentic live music with no added prerecorded or auto tuned vocals or tracks blended in. No bells or whistles, smoke or mirrors. I think in many ways that's a whole new thing for young kids who love music and they know the difference and appreciate it. It's completely real."

Tour dates:

July
9 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater - St. Louis, MO (Special Guests Sheryl Crow, Lucie Silvas)
11 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater - Chicago, IL (Special Guests Sheryl Crow, Lucie Silvas)
14 - Budweiser Stage - Toronto, ON (Special Guests Sheryl Crow, Elle King)
16 - Centre Bell - Montreal, QC (Special Guests Sheryl Crow, Elle King)
17 - Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA (Special Guests Sheryl Crow, Elle King)
20 - Xfinity Theatre - Hartford, CT (Special Guests Sheryl Crow, Elle King)
21 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY (Special Guests Sheryl Crow, Lucie Silvas)
23 - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion - Bangor, ME (Special Guests Sheryl Crow, Elle King)
24 - Bank of New Hampshire - Gilford, NH (Special Guests Sheryl Crow, Elle King)
26 - Darien Lake Amphitheater - Darien Center, NY (Special Guests Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Elle King)
27 - Riverbend Music Theater - Cincinatti, OH (Special Guests TBA, Elle King)
29 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - Bethel, NY (Special Guests Sheryl Crow, Elle King)
30 - St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater - Syracuse, NY (Special Guests Sheryl Crow, Elle King)

August
1 - KeyBank Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
2 - BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
4 - Blossom Music Theater - Cleveland, OH (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
5 - DTE Energy Music Pavilion - Detroit, MI (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
7 - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center - Indianapolis, IN (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
8 - Ascend Amphitheater - Nashville, TN (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
10 - Coastal Credit Union Music Park - Raleigh, NC (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
11 - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, VA (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
13 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
14 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, NC (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
16 - Coral Sky Amphitheater - West Palm Beach, FL (Special Guests TBA, Elle King)
17 - Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
19 - Ameris Bank Amphitheater - Atlanta, GA (Special Guests Brandi Carlile, Elle King)
20 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre - Birmingham, AL (Special Guests Brandi Carlile, Elle King)
22 - Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion - Houston, TX (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
23 - Dos Equis Pavilion - Dallas, TX (Special Guests TBA, Elle King)
25 - Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
27 - North Island Credit Union Amphitheater - Chula Vista, CA (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
28 - Ak-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
30 - USANA Amphitheater - Salt Lake City, UT (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
31 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)

September
3 - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater - Portland, OR (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
4 - Tacoma Dome - Seattle, WA (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
6 - Concord Pavilion - Concord, CA (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elle King)
8 - The Pearl - Las Vegas, NV (Special Guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, TBA)



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