Motley Sue from the Heart message boards said that Ann and Nancy did What About Love at the recent Boise show! I am sure the jaws of Heart Mongers are dropping everywhere. It was rumored that some old songs might be resurrected especially since Back to Avalon and even Never have recently been added to the set list. Wait for an Answer was overheard during a sound check about a month ago but has yet to make it to the set list. Hopefully some sound or video of this will turn up. Let's keep our fingers crossed that What About Love will be added to the set list.
BY CARLA ROCCAPRIORE
Heart, which has been around just as long and consists of the original sister duo Ann and Nancy Wilson, preceded Journey. Heart, which performed about 75 minutes opened with “Barracuda,” followed by “Never.” Its encore was “Magic Man.” Prior to playing “Back to Avalon,” Nancy Wilson said the band was hiding the song in its back pocket in the 1990s.
Then the next song, “These Dreams,” also warranted an introduction. “I feel like doing a love song tonight,” said Nancy Wilson, 55. “This is for you ‘love people’ out there.”
Heart also sang “Straight On,” “Love Alive,” “Crazy Over You” and “How to I Get You Alone?”
Read the entire review here.
American Idol star Allison Iraheta sang Heart's Barracuda on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. This is a much better video than the one posted previously.
Heart Monger Gusbuf found this so I thought I would post it here since we don't really talk much about other members of Heart besides Ann and Nancy. Leese said that Ann could lay a studio vocal in 2 - 3 takes and walk out, that's how good she was. He also talks about why he left Heart.
Taken from Backstageaxxess.com.
The Wilson sisters dust off some Who and Led Zeppelin during the venue's season starter.
By GEORGE A. PAUL
In recent years, the Seattle-reared group has enjoyed newfound popularity among young music fans, thanks to the "Guitar Hero" video games and frequent spotlights on American Idol (who can forget Carrie Underwood's powerful rendition of "Alone" in Season 4?). Further emphasizing that connection, a children's storybook and CD based on 1978's "Dog & Butterfly" is due later this year.
Despite an unusually long line to enter Pacific from inside the fairgrounds (it stretched all the way to the end of Park Plaza), the venue was packed by the time sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson took the stage with their latest incarnation of Heart. Once that galloping, instantly recognizable riff of "Barracuda" started the 15-song set, the crowd was immediately on its feet.
Wisely stripped of its '80s studio gloss, "Never" featured Nancy on acoustic guitar and harmonica; she and lead singer Ann, along with keyboardist Debbie Shair, nailed its high-flying harmonies. The same held true on a stark, gorgeous "These Dreams" and an ultra-dramatic "Alone" – both highlights of the evening. Nancy did a fine extended electric guitar intro on "Straight On" before the band locked into a sultry groove and Ann wailed with her usual abandon.
A pastoral folk-rock vibe enveloped "Love Alive" (complete with Ann's fluttering flute) and the seemingly endless "Mistral Wind" (Nancy's low-slung acoustic seemed out of tune). Both deflated the earlier momentum and prompted a mass exodus by male concert-goers to the beer stands.
The Wilson siblings still indulge their Led Zeppelin obsession live – no surprise to longtime Heart followers. This time, it was an intense "Immigrant Song," where Ann's caterwauling rivaled Robert Plant's, and later in the encore section a relaxed, mandolin-led "Going to California."
But cover time didn't end there, as a faithful take on the Who's "Love Reign O'er Me" was truly thunderous. Ann didn't hold back her robust vocals and Nancy suddenly jumped all around, continuing such enthusiasm during a frenzied "Crazy on You."
Read the entire review and see more photos here.
Heart will be coming back to the Greek Theater in October, 2009.
The Greek Theater
Los Angeles, California
Show Date: October 23rd
Doors open at 6:30 PM
No one under age 6 is allowed entry
Rock and roll legends Heart will be performing at the Greek Theatre on Friday, October 23 with The Bangles supporting. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 11 at 10 AM.
With over three decades since their inception, Heart keeps cranking out rock music in concert and on record that makes the band a living classic. After winning 2008’s Top Package honors in Billboard’s Touring Awards and being nominated for Most Creative Tour Package in Pollstar’s Concert Industry Awards for their tour with Journey and Cheap Trick, Heart continues to tour in 2009. “If you've never seen Heart play live, then frankly you haven't seen the best that rock’n’roll has to offer,” notes the St. Petersburg Times, praising the band’s show as “brilliant.”
The Heart sisters have also begun work on a new studio album with producer Ben Mink (k.d. lang, Barenaked Ladies, Geddy Lee) who also produced Ann Wilson’s 2007 album Hope & Glory. Plans call for an early 2010 release. Heart’s last album in 2004, Jupiter’s Darling — re-released by the band last year — was hailed as “easily the band’s finest moment in over 20 years” by All Music Guide. Entertainment Weekly declared that “the hit-making sister act of Ann and Nancy Wilson is back with a vengeance,” while the San Diego Tribune noted that it boasted “some of the best songwriting ever from the group.”
The prestigious ASCAP Founders Award saluted the Wilsons as songwriters who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators and musical innovators who possess a unique style of songwriting genius that will enrich generations to come. To wit, Heart’s songs continue to be featured in numerous TV shows and on “American Idol,” and three of the band’s numbers are now featured in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games.
2009 also marks the 30th Anniversary of Heart’s multimillion selling hit album Dog & Butterfly. Special merchandise as well as the publication of a “Dog & Butterfly” children’s book written and illustrated by Ann and Nancy Wilson will mark the occasion.
Don't miss Heart and The Bangles when they rock the Greek Theatre stage on October 23!
Here is a video, shot from the audience, of Allison Iraheta singing Heart's Barracuda on the American Idols Live tour. She sounds ok, but what really gets me is the fact that she butchers the lyrics. I mean, Barracuda is a rock classic, don't you think you should know the words? Anyways, here is the video.
9/22 Toyota Center, Kennewick, WA
9/27 Monterey Fairgrounds - Monterey, CA. Monterey Rock Festival - Heart - Billy Squier and special guests
Get pre-sale tickets by joining the Heart fan club at heart-music.com.
I think Nancy is simply stunning in this pic so I thought I would post it.
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart attend the 26th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards held in Los Angeles on April 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
Opening night Ribfest concert in Naperville had lots of Heart
By Melissa Jenco
Thousands of fans went crazy on Heart Thursday, filling Naperville's Knoch Park to capacity on the opening night of Ribfest.
The band headed by Ann and Nancy Wilson also sold out the Naperville Exchange Club's annual bash in 2007, drawing fans who couldn't wait to hear "Barracuda" and "Crazy on You."
"Having Heart start out the event was really good for us, gave us a lot of momentum going into the next three days," Chairman Dave Harrington said. Read more here.