Heart’s Ann Wilson brings cross-country trek to Capitol Theatre

Heart’s Ann Wilson brings cross-country trek to Capitol Theatre

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Ann Wilson of Heart performs June 10 at Capitol Theatre.

CLEARWATER – Ann Wilson – best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the band Heart – will perform Saturday, June 10, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

The Ann Wilson of Heart cross-country trek kicked off March 8 in Wilson’s Seattle hometown before moving on to Los Angeles, California; Denver, Colorado; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Englewood, New Jersey; and New Orleans, Louisiana, among other cities. For a complete list of tour dates, visit www.a­nnwil­sonof­heart­.com.

The Ann Wilson of Heart dates follow the release of Heart’s critically acclaimed 2016 “Beautiful Broken” album and summer headlining tour with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, along with Heart solo shows before and after.

“Heart is always evolving, changing,” said Wilson in a press release. “It is a living organism. Right now it’s in a cocoon of metamorphosis, and we will see what emerges when the time is right.”

The Ann Wilson Of Heart Tour is the next step of Wilson’s journey.

All of the songs that make up the essence of Ann Wilson will be on display: Heart songs, songs from Wilson’s solo projects and songs that have influenced and inspired her throughout her life.

The show, like the woman herself, will know no bounds, joined – not backed – by a band of true artists. Musicians on board for the Ann Wilson Of Heart Tour include Craig Bartock on guitar (Heart member for a dozen years, who also performed in the Ann Wilson Thing for two years) from San Francisco; Andy Stoller on bass (the Ann Wilson Thing member for two years) from Seattle; Denny Fongheiser on drums and percussion (Heart member in the 1990s for two years) from Los Angeles and the new addition, Dan Walker on keys.

“The stage is a magical place where I can be beautifully in and out of control, where I can build a fire and then jump into it,” said Wilson. The esteemed and pioneering Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame legend is known for her force-of-nature vocals. “The stage is where I have always lived – where I’ve expressed my deepest emotions and supreme joys. I suppose I am addicted to it. I’ve never been much good at talking, but I can sing, and when I sing I connect with people in a much deeper, higher way.”

Wilson’s musical gifts are legendary.

Throughout her career, she has created a truly impressive body of work, including songs such as “Crazy On You,” “Barracuda,” “Magic Man,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “Straight On,” “Even It Up,” “Mistral Wind,” and many more. However, her greatest gift, and first “calling” is singing. Her voice is considered to be among the best ever, with its vast range, amazing power and sheer musicality. It has inspired legions of great singers, across every genre of music.

“People can expect the unexpected in 2017,” Ann said. “A beautiful, classy set with an elegant, artistic production. The music will be a mix of songs that have powered my life; iconic soul stirring covers, songs from my years of solo work and the unforgettable songs of Heart.”

According to Wilson, the name for the tour provides people with a point of recognition and helps them visualize who she is and where she came from.

“Ann Wilson of Heart is what I have been preparing for all my life,” said Wilson. “The time is right, and I’m ready.”

Tickets start at $49.50. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.a­tthec­ap.co­m.

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