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Heart Announce ‘Love Alive’ Summer Tour with Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Brandi Carlile and Elle King

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It’s been three years since Nancy Wilson and Ann Wilson went out on a proper Heart tour, but on Monday the classic rock icons announced the Love Alive tour, which will head out across the United States this summer with a host of special guest performers.

Specifically, support for shows will come from a rotating group of excellent female-focused rockers Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Elle King and Lucie Silvas. Needless to say, this will be a special tour indeed.

The schedule:

Tue 7/9 St. Louis, MO +&
Thu 7/11 Chicago, IL +&
Sun 7/14 Toronto, ON +#
Tue 7/16 Montreal, QC +#
Wed 7/17 Mansfield, MA +#
Sat 7/20 Hartford, CT +#
Sun 7/21 Saratoga Springs, NY +&
Tue 7/23 Bangor, ME +#
Wed 7/24 Gilford, NH +#
Fri 7/26 Darien Center, NY ^#
Sat 7/27 Cincinnati, OH #
Mon 7/29 Bethel, NY +#
Tue 7/30 Syracuse, NY +#
Thu 8/1 Burgettstown, PA ^#
Fri 8/2 Camden, NJ ^#
Sun 8/4 Cleveland, OH ^#
Mon 8/5 Detroit, MI ^#
Wed 8/7 Indianapolis, IN ^#
Thu 8/8 Nashville, TN ^#
Sat 8/10 Raleigh, NC ^#
Sun 8/11 Virginia Beach, VA ^#
Tue 8/13 Columbia, MD ^#
Wed 8/14 Charlotte, NC ^#
Fri 8/16 West Palm Beach, FL #
Sat 8/17 Tampa, FL ^#
Mon 8/19 Atlanta, GA %#
Tue 8/20 Birmingham, AL %#
Thu 8/22 Houston, TX ^#
Fri 8/23 Dallas, TX #
Sun 8/25 Albuquerque, NM ^#
Tue 8/27 Chula Vista, CA ^#
Wed 8/28 Phoenix, AZ ^#
Thu 8/30 Salt Lake City, UT
Sat 8/31 Denver, CO ^#
Tue 9/3 Portland, OR ^#
Wed 9/4 Tacoma, WA ^#
Fri 9/6 Concord, CA ^#
Sun 9/8 Las Vegas, NV ^
Mon 9/9 Hollywood, CA ^#

+with Sheryl Crow
^with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
&Lucie Silvas opening
#Elle King opening
%with Brandi Carlile

Asked about the tour’s name, Ann and Nancy Wilson had this to say:

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.

That they’re playing together is exciting news, since it’s been a few years since Heart took the stage officially. In the time since, Ann’s released a touching tribute album to some of her fallen musical heroes and embarked on solo tours supporting it, while Nancy has devoted time to Roadcase Royale, her project with Liv Warfield of Prince’s New Power Generation.

Glad to see any issues with Heart appear to be on the back burner now, with the band set for a huge year ahead! For more, visit the band’s official site.

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