Although Heart‘s Ann and Nancy Wilson are enjoying separate creative paths these days — singer Ann is eager for the band to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year with a new album. Ann will release her latest solo set, Fierce Bliss, on April 29th and has a string of dates with her backing band Amazing Dawgs set for the spring and summer. Sister and guitarist Nancy is prepping to hit the road later this year with her own lineup of Heart featuring her hand-picked backing band. So far, Nancy and the band have nearly a dozen Canadian dates on the books this fall in support of Styx.

Ann Wilson spoke to Rock Cellar and explained what she hopes to achieve with Nancy for the 50th anniversary set: “When Heart makes another record it will be all new original songs that I’ve written, hopefully that’s she’s written. Next year is our 50th anniversary. I’m having an event, I’m going to invite everyone who’s ever been in the band and that will be recorded. And then we’ll see what happens beyond that. I can’t say for sure when but it’s my mission to get that going.”

She went on to admit, “At this point in my life and career, I measure success by how good I feel about what I’m doing. And the people that I’m working with, the joy of doing this. I’ve had times when I was much younger where I measured it by having a hit record, by feeling glamorous and glorious, by chart positions. But right now it’s really not about that for me. It hasn’t been for some time, probably since the 1980’s. It’s been more about getting back to the creative experience. Why did I even start to do this, and work so hard to make it happen?  It’s all about the music. It’s all about having a voice. Having something to say and saying it.”

  • Ann Wilson of Heart & The Amazing Dawgs tour dates (subject to change):
    May 4 – San Francisco, CA – Great American
    May 5 – Napa, CA – The Uptown Theatre
    May 7 – Pala, CA – Pala Casino
    May 9, 10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
    May 13 – Los Cabos, Mexico – Hard Rock
    May 16 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
    May 24 – Tulsa, OK – The Church Studio
    June 8 – Nashville, IN – Brown County Music Center
    June 11 – Peachtree City, GA – Fred Amphitheater
    June 13, 14 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
    June 16 – Tampa, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
    June 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Parker
    June 24 – Joliet, IL – ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium
    June 25 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
    July 30 – Floyd, VA – Floydfest
    July 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Jack Cincinnati Casino
    July 3 – Woodstock, IL – McHenry County Fairgrounds
    July 21 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot
    July 23 – Webster, MA – Indian Ranch
    July 26 – New York, NY – Sony Hall
    July 27 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
    July 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata
    July 30 – Floyd, VA – FloydFest
    August 31 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Pacific Amphitheatre
    September 2 – Puyallup, WA – Washington State Fair


  • Out now is Heart‘s latest live collection, Live At The Royal Albert Hall with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • The tracklisting is: “Magic Man,” “Heaven,” “Dreamboat Annie,” “What About Love,” “I Jump,” “Sweet Darlin,'” “Two,” “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “Beautiful Broken,” “Mashallah!,” “Silver Wheels / Crazy On You,” “Sand,” “No Quarter,” “Barracuda,” and “Kick It Out.”

CHECK IT OUT: Heart on July 21st, 2016 live in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania: