Heart Tickets for Sale
For 31 incredible shows played in open-air stadiums this summer Heart and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will celebrate ‘70s era rock. Officially named the “Heartbreaker Tour”, it should be clear that this is Heart’s tour. These Heart tickets are being made available for the group’s celebratory swing around the United States.
What are they celebrating? Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson and original band members Howard Leese, Michael DeRosier, Steve Fossen, and Roger Fisher took the stage in Cleveland to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Those same band members will not be on this latest tour. Instead, drummer Ben Smith, lead guitarist Craig Bartock, keyboardist Debbie Shair, and bassist Dan Rothchild will be playing behind the singing sisters.
In addition, in 2013 Heart will revive a tradition they began back in the beginning of their career, closing the night by playing a few Led Zeppelin tunes. This time they will be playing them for a half an hour set with the son of Zeppelin, Jason Bonham, and his Zeppelin Experience.
Heart had a beginning only possible in recent history in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Back in the late 1960s Roger Fisher, Don Wilhelm and Ray Schaefer were playing together as Army. After a couple of years the group had transformed into Hocus Pocus and consisted of Steve Fossan, Roger Fisher, David Belzer, Jeff Johnson, and Ann Wilson. They only became Heart after Roger’s brother Mike escaped to Canada to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War and Ann’s sister Nancy followed him. Ann, Roger, and Steve moved north of the border and the group officially became an entity in 1974.
These early years were good to the group, both romantically and professionally. The sisters and members of the band had fallen for each and the first four albums went at least platinum. Dreamboat Annie, the debut album, went platinum and Little Queen, the follow-up album, proved to be the most successful album of the decade by going triple-platinum.
Heart disappeared for a short while in the early 1980s, but they re-emerged stronger than ever in the mid-to-late 1980s. Heart, the self-titled album, went quintuple-platinum and Bad Animals went triple-platinum.
Throughout this era the enjoyed near constant change. Ann and Nancy remained while those playing the instruments behind them rotated. Still, Heart recorded huge hits like “Magic Man”, “Barracuda”, “These Dreams”, “Alone”, and “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You”. These hits ran from the middle of the 1970s to the late 1980s. This meant Heart ticket and their music remained relevant as the world of rock and pop evolved.
In the years since, the band recorded a new album on occasion and would go on tour sparingly. But, even though Jupiters Darling and Red Velvet failed to make much of an impact, the band remained incredibly popular. There fans had grown older and looked back to the established hits rather than looking for new music. They are still around and they are ready to support Heart as they make it clear they are back and ready to continue rock.