Ann and Nancy Wilson announced Monday Heart will be reuniting after three years for their “Love Alive” summer tour and will be making a stop to Riverbend Music Center Saturday, July 27.
Several of women in music will be joining them throughout the tour, but singer/songwriter Elle King, will be joining them on their Cincinnati date.
“I think this year is a good year to show the collective impact of some powerful women in music,” said lead singer Ann Wilson. “We would usually steer clear of the female-centric concept, but in the light of current events it seems like the right statement at the right time.”
“Love Alive” is Heart’s 1977 song off of their “Little Queen” album and is a very sentimental song to the band.
“It is a hopeful, positive and universal vibe like we feel this tour will be,” said Ann.
Heart has been on several of tours throughout their careers, but this tour will be one to remember.
“It will be unlike any other Heart tour that has been. Some of the songs will be classic of course, but this tour will be a new animal,” Ann said.
“I think this tour should look feel and sound bigger than other Heart tours so far,” Nancy said.
Despite not performing together for three years, the band is excited to get back on the road and demonstrate their music to new and older fans.
“It’s an incredible feeling and a great compliment to see our loyal fans and the new generation of Heart fans at the shows. It speaks to the songs as well as giving a bigger sense of history to the younger ones,” said Nancy. “It’s authentic live music with no added prerecorded or auto tuned vocals or tracks blended in. No bells or whistles, smoke or mirrors. I think in many ways that’s a whole new thing for young kids who love music and they know the difference and appreciate it. It’s completely real.”
In 2017, Ann and Nancy went on hiatus. That year, Ann went on the “Ann Wilson of Heart Tour” where she toured on her own and even came to Riverbend Music Center where she performed her own songs and as well as Heart songs. Ann also went on tour and came to Riverbend in September of that year.
The band will be partnering with REVERB to help bring environmental issues to light.
Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.