Heart Announces ‘Love Alive’ Summer Tour

Heart is giving fans an early Valentine Day present with the announcement that the band is hitting the road this summer, including a stop in New Jersey.

Ann and Nancy Wilson are reuniting for the “Love Alive” tour, featuring special guests Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts as well as openers Elle King and Lucie Silvas.

I could see it was time for Heart to have a break,” Nancy said in a statement of the band’s self-described “temporary hiatus.” “We’d been slogging through tour after tour fairly nonstop and were starting to burn out a little bit. Things had just reached a heavy climax. Working with my other new band Roadcase Royale was a lifesaver. Writing brand new songs playing shows and delivering a new album with them was the medicine my soul needed.”

Adds Ann: Both Nancy and I have stretched our wings in life these last three years. We’ve both lived and loved. We have breathed and traveled and experienced life. We come to this tour with fresh energy and oxygen.”

The 39-date trek kicks off July 9th in St. Louis,  concluding September 9th with a concert at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl. The tour–with Joan Jett– lands at the BB&T Center in Camden on Aug. 2.

The sisters are most excited about their special guests, which includes Brandi Carlile, who stunned at the Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 10) with her performance of “The Joke.”

“I think this year is a good year to show the collective impact of some powerful women in music. 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,” says Nancy.

“Sheryl and Joan we have known for a long time,” Ann Wilson added. “We have hung out and appreciated each other’s music onstage and off. Brandi Carlile is a fresh and authentic artist that we both love… and Elle King is my favorite new artist. She has so much soul and attitude! We are so thrilled to host all these artists on the ‘Love Alive’ tour.

Tickets and meet and greet packages go on sale to the public Feb. 15 through Live Nation.  Get ticket info HERE