Heart’s three-year hiatus has officially ended with the latest announcement of a comeback tour.
As reported, the band’s guitarist Ann Wilson and her sister, singer Nancy Wilson, had a falling out during the group’s 2016 tour, when Ann’s husband Dean Welter got arrested for assaulting Nancy’s then-16-year-old twin sons backstage at a show near Seattle, WA.
Dean pleaded guilty to two lesser assault charges to avoid prison, but the group did not continue to operate.
Titled “Love Alive,” the comeback trek will take Heart across the US and Canada, featuring special guests Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Sheryl Crow, and Brandi Carlile, as well as Elle King and Lucie Silvas as the opening acts.
Nancy previously said on Let There Be Talk about the hiatus:
“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. 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 on who made the initial contact about a possible reunion tour, Nancy replied:
“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.'”
The tickets go on sale February 15, you can check out the full itinerary below.
Heart tour dates 2019:
July 9 – St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre +&
July 11 – Chicago, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre +&
July 14 – Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage +#
July 16 – Montreal, QC, Centre Bell +#
July 17 – Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center +#
July 20 – Hartford, CT, Xfinity Theatre +#
July 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center +&
July 23 – Bangor, ME, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion +#
July 24 – Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion +#
July 26 – Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater ^#
July 27 – Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Theater #
July 29 – Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts +#
July 30 – Syracuse, NY, St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview +#
August 1 – Burgettstown, PA, KeyBank Pavilion ^#
August 2 – Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion ^#
August 4 – Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Theater ^#
August 5 – Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Pavilion ^#
August 7 – Indianapolis, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center ^#
August 8 – Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater ^#
August 10 – Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park ^#
August 11 – Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater ^#
August 13 – Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion ^#
August 14 – Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion ^#
August 16 – West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheater #
August 17 – Tampa, FL, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater ^#
August 19 – Atlanta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheatre %#
August 20 – Birmingham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre %#
August 22 – Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^#
August 23 – Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion #
August 25 – Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheater ^#
August 27 – Chula Vista, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheater ^#
August 28 – Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion ^#
August 30 – Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheater
August 31 – Denver, CO, Pepsi Center ^#
September 3 – Portland, OR, Sunlight Supply Amphitheater ^#
September 4 – Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome ^#
September 6 – Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion ^#
September 8 – Las Vegas, NV, Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort ^
September 9 – Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl ^#