Heart will go on: Wilson sisters reflect on touring together again after hiatus, discuss band's future
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on November 1, 2019
Heart recently wrapped up their 50-plus-date Love Alive Tour, a North American trek that featured a variety of female or female-led opening acts, including Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Sheryl Crow, Elle King and Brandi Carlile.
The outing marked the end of a nearly three-year touring hiatus for the Wilson sisters and their band.
In a new official Q&A, the Wilson siblings reflect on the 2019 tour, and also discuss what may be in store for Heart in the future.
Regarding how it felt to play with her famous band again, frontwoman Ann says, “For me it was a thrill to put my voice and soul to the Heart songs. The two years of solo work taught me things about life and singing I never knew before. I felt like I was coming at this tour very strong and fresh.”
Adds guitarist Nancy, “Coming back together this time felt not only sweet but more relevant than the past few tours. We had renewed inspiration to play together after the long absence and we both brought along some new inspirations from our solo ventures.”
Asked what it was like hitting the road with the various female artists, Ann says, “The dynamic of the…tour both onstage and backstage was friendly, warm and fresh. All the artists liked each other and each other’s music and were grateful to be a part of it.”
Nancy maintains that “the energy was wonderful.”
As for Heart’s future plans, Ann says, “It’s too early to say for sure, but new music is rolling around inside my head…”
Nancy, meanwhile, declares, “Because the tour was so fulfilling, as well as quite successful, it’s fun to start imagining what the next step could be. A new song or two would be a beautiful thing!”
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