Ann Wilson and her younger sister, Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart stormed the charts in the ‘70s, and the music scene has never been the same since. Whether it was hits Crazy on You or Barracuda, their music has had a profound influence on rock music.
Heart will perform on Sept. 10 at the Puyallup Fair. Tickets go on sale on Saturday at 10 a.m. on the Fair website, or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247). Ticket prices are $65 golden circle; $50 infield; grandstand seating at $50, $40 and $25. Seats are reserved and include Fair gate admission.
Since their start, Seattle-based Heart has sold more than 30 million records, had 21 Top 40 hits, and sold out arenas worldwide. Nearly 35 years after their first big hit, Ann and Nancy Wilson were back in the Billboard Top 10 in 2010 with Heart’s Red Velvet Car album, and a Top 5 DVD (“Night at Sky Church”).
In the mid-‘90s, Ann and Nancy returned to Seattle and formed The Lovemongers, with long-time collaborator Sue Ennis and performer Frank Cox. Lovemongers cut Led Zeppelin’s “Battle of Evermore” for the triple platinum soundtrack from the movie, Singles, which was one of Nancy Wilson’s first musical collaborations with her husband, filmmaker Cameron Crowe.
Ann and Nancy reunited as Heart in early 2002, releasing a critically acclaimed live concert film on DVD and CD, Heart Alive in Seattle, followed two years later by Jupiters Darling, their first new album in a decade. In 2006 they kicked off the touring year with a VH1 Tribute special, and were honored the following year at VH1 2007 Rock Honors.
In 2008, Ann and Nancy joined Fergie for a special performance of “Barracuda” on American Idol Gives Back, before a 40+ city tour with Journey and Cheap Trick, and in 2010 they were part of the “We are the World” remake with music’s 80 top artists in support of the Haitian earthquake relief.