LOS ANGELES, CA—July 13, 2015—Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ann Wilson is embarking on her first solo mini U.S. tour this fall. Ann’s musical gifts are legendary. Her voice is considered to be among the best ever, with its vast range, amazing power and sheer musicality. Ever since Dreamboat Annie, Ann has been performing with her equally talented sister, Nancy Wilson, as Heart, thrilling hundreds of thousands of concert fans annually. Now it is time for Ann to do something she’s always dreamed of, and stretch out as a singer performing songs that are not in the heart-shaped box. With several dates across the nation, Ann Wilson is excited to bring to her fans her new side project, THE ANN WILSON THING, a "passion project" where admirers will receive an exclusive performance of solo material and select songs that she holds in high regard from other artists and writers. The unique selection of live songs, and perhaps a couple of Heart classics, will offer her supporters a truly special experience. Some of the shows will have a guest performer sit in for a song. Alison Krauss will be part of the Nashville show.
“I am excited to bring the fans my renditions of some songs that I have always loved,” states Wilson. “This tour will allow me to play smaller venues and push my vocal boundaries.”
As a songwriter and lyricist, Ann Wilson has created a truly impressive body of work (“Crazy on You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Straight On”, “Even it Up,” “Mistral Wind,” and many, many more). However, her greatest gift, and first “calling” is singing and with this intimate tour, she prepares to blow away her fans with up, close and personal, raw performances of blues and rock songs. The Ann Wilson Thing won’t replace Heart but it will be a new experience for existing Heart fans, as well as for new fans who will love these songs.
The first shows will all take place later this fall, with additional dates to be announced shortly. Both shows in Annapolis sold out within minutes.
The Ann Wilson Thing Tour Dates:
Sept 21 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
Oct 7 – New York, NY – City Winery
Oct 9 & 10 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head on Stage (SOLD OUT)
Oct 12 & 13 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap
Oct 15 – Nashville, TN – City Winery