It feels like forever ago that I first discussed the Heart “Love Alive Tour” (seen HERE in this post from February), The hectic yesterday finds me sharing the latest update from the folks handling the affairs of Heart nice and early this morning in terms of their tour extension but don’t fret none since its all good. Let’s take a look shall we.
The Press Release:
HEART–ANN and NANCY WILSON–will extend their massive “Love Alive” cross-country summer tour into the fall with dates now taking the group through October. New dates include stops in Newark, Little Rock, Memphis, Kansas City, St. Paul and more with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts joining as very special guests and Lucie Silvas opening.
Tickets for the newly announced shows (indicated below) go on sale beginning Friday, June 21 at 10:00 AM (local time) at LiveNation.com. Tickets for the initial dates are on sale now. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 AM local time until Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
The group’s first tour in three years kicks off Tuesday, July 9 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO and will include stops in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, and Los Angeles at the historic Hollywood Bowl, before wrapping October 13.
Read an interview with ANN and NANCY here.
Produced by Live Nation, the now 48-city trek by the trend-setting, multiple-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends will include a stellar line-up with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts joining the majority of shows. The first leg of the tour will also include Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, Elle King and Lucie Silvas as special guests. See full itinerary and details below for a breakdown of which shows these artists will be appearing on with HEART.
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.
The Tour Dates:
7/9: St. Louis, MO +& @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/11: Chicago, IL +& @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/14: Toronto, ON +# @ Budweiser Stage
7/16: Montreal, QC +# @ Centre Bell
7/17: Mansfield, MA +# @ Xfinity Center
7/20: Hartford, CT @ +# Xfinity Theatre
7/21: Saratoga Springs, NY +& @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/23: Bangor, ME +# @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
7/24: Gilford, NH +# @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/26: Darien Center, NY ^# @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
7/27: Cincinnati, OH # @ Riverbend Music Theater
7/29: Bethel, NY +# @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/30: Syracuse, NY +# @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
8/1: Burgettstown, PA ^# @ KeyBank Pavilion
8/2: Camden, NJ ^# @ BB&T Pavilion
8/4: Cleveland, OH ^# @ Blossom Music Theater
8/5: Detroit, MI ^# @ DTE Energy Music Pavilion
8/7: Indianapolis, IN ^# @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
8/8: Nashville, TN ^# @ Ascend Amphitheater
8/10: Raleigh, NC ^# @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
8/11: Virginia Beach, VA ^# @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/13: Columbia, MD ^# @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/14: Charlotte, NC ^# @ PNC Music Pavilion
8/16: West Palm Beach, FL # @ Coral Sky Amphitheater
8/17: Tampa, FL ^# MIDFLORIDA @ Credit Union Amphitheater
8/19: Atlanta, GA %# @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
8/20: Birmingham, AL %# @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/22: Houston, TX ^# @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/23: Dallas, TX # @ Dos Equis Pavilion
8/25: Albuquerque, NM ^# @ Isleta Amphitheater
8/27: Chula Vista, CA ^# @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheater
8/28: Phoenix, AZ ^# @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/30: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
8/31: Denver, CO ^# @ Pepsi Center
9/3: Portland, OR ^# @Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
9/4: Tacoma, WA ^# @Tacoma Dome
9/6: Concord, CA ^# @Concord Pavilion
9/8: Las Vegas, NV ^ @ Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
9/9: Hollywood, CA ^# @ Hollywood Bowl
HEART’s additional tour dates are as follows:
9/26: Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater^
9/27: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center^
9/28: Toledo, OH @ The Huntington Center^
10/1: Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena^&
10/2: Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center*
10/4: Memphis, TN @ FedExForum^&
10/5: Lafayette, LA @ CAJUNDOME^
10/7: Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena*
10/8: Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre^&
10/12: Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum^&
10/13: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center^&
*non-Live Nation show, onsale 6/28
+with Sheryl Crow; ^with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
&Lucie Silvas opening; #Elle King opening; %with Brandi Carlile
About HEART: When Ann and Nancy Wilson formed HEART, the idea of two women leading a rock band was still groundbreaking. From the moment 1976’s Dreamboat Annie was released, they became stars. With hits like “Magic Man,” “Crazy On You,” “Barracuda,” “Alone,” “What About Love,” and “These Dreams,” the band became one of the biggest hit-makers in the seventies and eighties selling more than 35 million records. In 2012, their memoir Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll became a New York Times bestseller, and in 2013 the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
About JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS: Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard- rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” Her independent record label, Blackheart Records, was founded in 1980 after she was rejected by no less than 23 labels. Blackheart is one of the longest running indie labels and continues to give voice to new bands. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987’s Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as Oprah (the last season) and Law and Order.
As a producer, she has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus, as well as the Germs’ LA punk masterpiece, GI.
Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. A version of “I Hate Myself for Loving You” was reworked for NBC’s Sunday Night Football theme song, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night”, and was performed for 9 seasons by the likes of Pink, Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood. Her music is heard in countless films and TV shows including Easy – A, Kick Ass, The Runaways, Shrek, Baby Mama, and many more.
Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett’s determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. Jett was able to see her story told in The Runaways, the film based on (lead singer of The Runaways) Cherie Currie’s book Neon Angel starring Kristen Stewart as Jett, and her fellow A-lister Dakota Fanning as Currie. Jett was close to the project: She served as an executive producer. Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record, ‘Unvarnished,’ in 2013 and continue touring the globe to throngs of adoring fans.
Joan Jett has spent her lifetime breaking barriers and challenging expectations – this is, after all, a woman who is both a spokesperson for PETA and a devoted supporter of the US Military. She’s fought hard for all of her historic accomplishments, yet she remains humble and appreciative.
“I’ve had a blessed career,” she says. “I consider myself so lucky to have been able to do things my own way.”
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: when I look at this tour announcement I have to wonder that despite having been a fan of Heart for decades that I’ve only managed to catch them perform once. This was when they were opening for Journey about 10 years ago by my recollection and then there is Joan Jett who I remembered buying “I Love Rock and Roll” off the racks of The Record Factory (or was it the Little Record Store…..) when it was a brand-new album. I’ve never caught Joan once and that sucks IMHO. While I don’t know my flexibility with some of the summer shows in my region, I am going to hope to be at the NJ event this Fall and as I close this one up I wonder what you think about it. Please do chime in down in the comments section below. See you next time.