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Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson of Heart are joined together for the “Stars Align Tour”. Tonight the show hits Wantaugh, NY so don’t be late its going to be great.

Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers @ PNC Bank Arts Center

Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson of Heart are joined together for the “Stars Align Tour”. Tonight the show hits Holmdel, NJ so don’t be late its going to be great.

Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers + Ann Wilson Of Heart Announce “Stars Align Tour”

If you watched the recently aired Grammy Awards, you’d probably think that Rock Music was not really all that popular anymore and that there wasn’t anything good coming down the pike to look forward to. Let me clear that up right now and say that despite what you hear, Rock and Roll is here to stay, and it will never die. With that said, check out this absolutely awesome tour that brings three legendary acts together on one stage. The full press release and dates will follow the artwork.

The Press Release:
Today, iconic legendary rock musicians Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers announced they will join forces for the “Stars Align Tour,” their co-headlining summer outing with Ann Wilson of Heart. Produced by Live Nation, the outing kicks off July 18th in West Valley City, Utah, and will stop in cities across the U.S. and Canada including Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Toronto, Tampa, and more. The full listing of tour dates can be found below.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public for the “Stars Align Tour” beginning Friday, February 2 at 10 AM through LiveNation.com. Citi® is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, January 31 at 12:00pm local time until Thursday, February 1 at 10:00pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

“I always enjoy touring the U.S. in the summer and joining with Paul, and Ann Wilson, should make for quite an exciting night,” said Jeff Beck.

“This is going to be a knock out combination of music and musicians,” said Paul Rodgers. “I’ve always been a Jeff Beck fan, who isn’t? He is in a league of his own. Ann Wilson has an amazing voice and is a brilliant songwriter. 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of ‘Free’ and I hope we can touch your spirit with the ‘Spirit of Free.’”

“I am thrilled to have been asked to perform on the Stars Align Tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers,” said Ann Wilson. “They are both long time favorites of mine! They are masters at their craft and it is an honor to share the stage this summer.”
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Ann Wilson of Heart @ The Wellmont Theater

Ann Wilson will deliver Heart classics along with some of her best solo material for the fans. Don’t miss out.

“Alive In Seattle” [DVD] by Heart

Artist: Heart
Title: “Alive In Seattle”
Label: Eagle Vision
Release Date: 6/30/2017
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

Before I get too deeply into this one, this is actually a re-issue of a previously released concert video from 2003. It’s origins hail from the 2002 tour by Heart during their “Summer Of Love” touring run. To me, it’s always great when a band uses their tour closing night in a hometown venue to give the worldwide fans a commemorative concert video but since this is from fourteen years ago its also a bit of a live history lesson when it comes to the band. I never saw the original release and was not doing the journalistic overview thing yet, so this was a complete education for me. I found it interesting that despite my longtime love of so many of the Heart classics that I had only ever caught them in concert once and that was somewhere around 2008 unless I am mistaken. So, about the concert video; the film puts you right in the best seats possible and thanks to the camera angles you’re even right up on the stage with the band with the technicians standing in the sidelines.

Musically speaking the band sounds terrific and remember we are referring to the way, way back for this one. Truth be told, the friends who have seen them in recent times said they have not changed at all so that is a good thing to know at this point in time. The set list plays out like a Greatest Hits release of the band as they begin with the incendiary opener “Crazy On You” and follow it up with “Sister Wild Rose”. During “Straight On”, which is another favorite, Ann tells the crowd that this is the last night of the tour. During “These Dreams” it was nice to see guitarist Nancy doing the lead vocals as I had long forgotten that this was her first time doing so when the original album came out. That song was everywhere when it came to terrestrial radio of the day an its still great. When the band gets to “Alone” they decide to go acoustic for a little while and I didn’t like that personally since I am a fan of this track more than some others and I like its original version without much change. They keep it acoustic for the Elton John cover of “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” and once more Nancy takes the lead vocals while Ann offers up a solid backing. They follow this with their stellar rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Battle Of Evermore” which is also acoustic and might bring some of their fans back to the time when they were doing a project called The Lovemongers. Kudos if you remember that one and even have the album. I know I still have my copy somewhere.
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