Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Hit-Making Sister Act of Ann and Nancy Wilson is Back with a Vengeance

One of the most successful and beloved acts in rock music history, Heart, led by Ann and Nancy Wilson, bring their “Red Velvet Car Tour” to DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets at $42 and $25 pavilion and $10 lawn are on sale now at, The Palace and DTE Energy Music Theatre Box Offices and all Ticketmaster locations.

Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Heart keeps doing what brings them honors as well as awards and press raves: creating rock music in concert and on record that marks the band as living classic, as good as ever. Winning 2008’s Top Package honors in Billboard’s Touring Awards and being nominated for Most Creative Tour Package in Pollstar’s Concert Industry Awards for their tour with Journey and Cheap Trick, Heart continues to tour in 2009 and 2010. “If you’ve never seen Heart play live, then frankly you haven’t seen the best that rock ’n’ roll has to offer,” notes the St. Petersburg Times, praising the band’s show as “brilliant.”

The Wilson sisters are also wrapping up work on their new studio album with producer Ben Mink, who produced Ann Wilson’s 2007 album Hope & Glory as well as records by k.d. lang, Barenaked Ladies and Geddy Lee. The album, Red Velvet Car, will be their first new studio album in six years and is set to be released August 31, 2010. Heart’s last album in 2004, Jupiter’s Darling, re-released by the band in 2008, was hailed as “easily the band’s finest moment in over 20 years” by All Music Guide. Entertainment Weekly declared that “the hit-making sister act of Ann and Nancy Wilson is back with a vengeance.”

The prestigious ASCAP Founders Award saluted the Wilsons as songwriters who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators and musical innovators who possess a unique style of songwriting genius that will enrich generations to come. Sisters Ann and Nancy were the first women in rock to lead the band, write their songs and play their own instruments. To wit, Heart’s songs continue to be featured in numerous TV shows and on American Idol, and three of the band’s numbers are now in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games.

Heart is part of the Belle Tire Concert Series.