The “Crazy on You” hitmaker confirmed the upcoming dates via a news release posted Jan. 10 at MSO. The multi-platinum seller will tour in continued support of her second solo EP “Ann Wilson Thing 2,” which hit shelves Aug. 12, 2016 via Rounder.
Dubbed “The Ann Wilson Of Heart Tour,” the solo romp kicks off in the famed singer-songwriter's home stomping grounds on March 8 in Seattle at Moore Theatre. The cross-country trek will hit numerous major cities, including visits to Los Angeles, Denver and New Orleans, before wrapping up April 7 in Cranston, Rhode Island, at RI Center for the Arts at Park Theatre.
Presales for select dates will begin Wed., Jan. 11 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public for most shows starting Jan. 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time with Denver going on sale on Jan. 14.
More dates are expected to be announced shortly. Fans can check out a video promo for the solo tour above. For more information, click here.
“People can expect the unexpected in 2017,” Wilson writes in her press release. “A beautiful, classy set with an elegant, artistic production…The music will be a mix of songs that have powered my life; iconic soul stirring covers, songs from my years of solo work and the unforgettable songs of Heart.”
Fans will see some familiar faces in Wilson's backing band. Joining the veteran rocker will longtime Heart lead guitarist Craig Bartock along with ex-Heart drummer Denny Fongheiser, as well as returning Ann Wilson Thing bassist Andy Stoller.
Wilson has had an immensely busy year in 2016. Along with her solo EP, the hardworking singer along with sister Nancy Wilson recently released a new DVD "Live at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" in on Dec. 2 via Eagle Rock and also released Heart's 16th studio album Beautiful Broken on July 8 Concord Records, which they supported with a huge headline U.S. summer tour with support from Cheap Trick and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
Ann Wilson 2017 fall solo tour schedule:
March 8 – Seattle, Wash.—Moore Theatre
March 10 – Berkeley, Calif.—The UC Theatre
March 12 – Los Angeles, Calif.—The Wiltern
March 14 – Aspen, Colo.—Belly Up Aspen
March 15 – Denver, Colo.— Paramount Theatre
March 16 – Salina, Kan.—The Stiefel Theatre For Perf. Arts
March 18 – Lake Charles, La.— Golden Nugget
March 19 – New Orleans, La.— House Of Blues
March 21 – Wilmington, N.C.— Cape Fear Community College
March 22 – Charleston, S.C.— Charleston Music Hall
March 23 – Greenville, S.C.— Peace Center Concert Hall
March 25 – Morristown, N.J.—Mayo Performing Arts Center
March 26 – Annapolis, Md.— Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts
March 29 – Alexandria, Va.—The Birchmere
March 30 – Westbury, N.Y.— NYCB Theatre At Westbury
April 1 – Peekskill, N.Y.— Paramount Hudson Valley
April 2 – Londonderry, N.H.—Tupelo Music Hall
April 4 – Englewood, N.J.— Bergen Performing Arts Ctr.
April 6 – Glenside, Pa.— Keswick Theatre
April 7 – Cranston, R.I.— RI Center for the Arts at Park Theatre