Ann Wilson Announces 2020 U.S. Tour
Having spent last year performing with Heart for the first time since 2016, singer Ann Wilson is going back out on the road as a solo act.
She's announced a three-week tour of the U.S. that focuses mainly on the East Coast with a few Midwest dates. She'll begin April 30 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J., and conclude May 21 at the MGM Northfield in Northfield, Ohio. The lone West Coast show is a one-off date on July 31 at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, Calif. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 21 at 10AM local time. You can see the dates below and get full details at her website.
Wilson's most recent solo effort, Immortal, came out in 2018. The record was comprised of her versions of songs by artists who had passed away in the previous few years, including David Bowie, Tom Petty and Chris Cornell.
"As my understanding of what I had undertaken grew and clarified," she said in announcing the album, "I realized a larger truth -- that the souls may have departed, but the songs will forever be their resonances. These are the poets of our time and their expressions must be handed down. Poetry is lasting and elemental like carvings in rock."
Back in November, Ann's sister Nancy told us that she was going to spend the downtime writing songs. “I’ve got a lot of song ideas in my head and in my notes on my phone, and [I’ve been] singing into my phone," she said. "So I think that new Heart material would be really great, because the last album we did was [2016's] Beautiful Broken, [where] we kind of redid some of our favorite [songs from Heart's catalog].”
Ann Wilson 2020 Tour Dates
April 30 -- Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
May 1 -- Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Casino
May 3 -- Derry, NJ @ Tupelo Music Hall
May 4 -- Huntington, NY @ Paramount Theater
May 6 -- Albany, NY @ Egg Performing Arts
May 7 -- Medford, MA @ Chevalier Theater
May 9 -- Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock
May 10 -- Annapolis, MD @ Maryland Hall For Creative Arts
May 12 -- Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
May 13 -- Wilkes Barre, PA @ F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
May 15 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE, Benefit
May 16 -- Elizabeth, IN @ Caesars
May 18 -- St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
May 20 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
May 21 -- Northfield, OH @ MGM Northfield
July 31 -- Paso Robles, CA @ California Mid-State Fair