Ann Wilson Working On New Solo LP ‘Songs For the Living Vol. 1’ Ahead of Big Summer Tour

Ann Wilson Working On New Solo LP ‘Songs For the Living Vol. 1’ Ahead of Big Summer Tour

Ann Wilson of Heart is pretty busy these days. In addition to releasing an EP of solo material in 2015, she’s about to head out on the road with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers this summer on an exciting North American tour.

She’s also working on a full-length studio album tentatively titled Songs For the Living Vol. 1, which will be her debut album with BMG and found Wilson working in the studio with longtime Heart producer Mike Flicker.

The music on the new record is said to pay tribute to some of the gifted musicians we’ve lost in recent years. Said Wilson:
“It’s a project very dear to me–a collection of songs by artists who have departed in the last several years including Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Chris Cornell and Amy Winehouse to name a few. I feel these souls have made a real, lasting contribution to the art of the popular song and to honor them is my deepest pleasure.”

Wilson and Flicker are still at work recording the songs in Los Angeles at the moment, though three songs are confirmed to be finished and planned for the album thus far: Leslie Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me,” Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” and a recording of the Eagles’ “Life in the Fast Lane,” dedicated to the memory of Glenn Frey.

Wilson’s tour schedule, with more headlining dates expected to be announced for after the Stars Align tour with Beck and Rodgers this summer:

Headlining Dates:
Fri
3/16
Portland, ME
Aura
Sat
3/17
Silver Spring, MD
The Fillmore
Thu
4/5
Niagara Falls, ON
Fallsview Casino
Sat
4/7
Northfield, OH
Hard Rock Rocksino
Sun
4/8
St. Charles, IL
Arcada Theatre
Stars Align Tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers:
Wed
7/18
West Valley City, UT
USANA Amphitheatre
Fri
7/20
Irvine, CA
Five Point Amphitheatre
Sun
7/22
Chula Vista, CA
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Tue
7/24
Houston, TX
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Wed
7/25
Dallas, TX
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sat
7/28
St. Louis, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sun
7/29
Chicago, IL
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Tue
7/31
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Wed
8/1
Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage
Fri
8/3
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Sat
8/4
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion
Wed
8/8
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
Fri
8/10
Indianapolis, IN
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sun
8/12
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Tue
8/14
Wantagh, NY
Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Fri
8/17
Nashville, TN
Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Sun
8/19
Charlotte, NC
PNC Music Pavilion
Sat
8/25
West Palm Beach, FL
Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sun
8/26
Tampa, FL
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

 

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