Heart—sisters, rock 'n' roll icons, and shag haircut pioneers—are reuniting after a three-year break. This morning the band announced their 39-date "Love Alive Tour," which will stop at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield on Tuesday, September 3 with Elle King and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Ann and Nancy Wilson decided to put Heart on hiatus in 2016 after Ann's husband was arrested for assaulting Nancy's twin sons during a concert in Auburn, Washington.
The tour is named after "Love Alive," which is, coincidentally, my favorite Heart song. It's from their 1977 album Little Queen, and it's a slow-building epic with some flute and autoharp action that gives the melody a vaguely LOTR-ish vibe, guitar riffs that sound like they could soundtrack the hobbitses' triumphant descent of Mount Doom, and hyper-positive lyrics about keeping the Olympic torch of your soul blazing even when life gets bleak. It's a great song and, in my opinion, proves that Heart could always execute Led Zeppelin's Tolkien gimmickry and folksy jams better than Led Zeppelin (fight me).
According to a press release, the tour's set lists will focus on classic Heart songs along with some fan favorites. And it appears that the Wilson sisters have resolved their differences over the Auburn incident—in the same press release, Nancy is quoted saying, "I think the tour will spark some positive new energy." Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 am.