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Heart to reunite for New Year’s Eve concert in Seattle

Oct 24, 2023, 7:26 PM | Updated: Nov 1, 2023, 2:00 pm

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Tom Bukovac (L) and Ann Wilson of Heart performs in concert with the Jim Irsay Band during Farm Aid at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center on September 23, 2023 in Noblesville, Indiana. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)

The rock group Heart, led by the famed Wilson sisters, will reunite for the band’s first concert in four years on the last day of 2023 in their home town of Seattle.

Ann and Nancy Wilson will perform at Climate Pledge Arena on Sunday, Dec. 31. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

Known for their hits “Alone,” “Barracuda,” “Crazy on You” and “Magic Man,” Heart toured North America in the summer of 2019 after a nasty split that kept the Wilson sisters estranged for three years, according to Blabbermouth.

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The Love Alive Tour marked the siblings’ first tour after Ann’s husband, Dean Wetter, was arrested after allegedly assaulting Nancy’s then-teenage sons backstage during a White River Amphitheater show in 2016.

The Wilson sisters have downplayed the notion of any rift, saying their separation was all about creative differences. Since that 2019 tour, the two sisters have focused on their solo careers as Ann released her album “Fierce Bliss” in 2022 and Nancy’s solo debut “You and Me” came out in 2021.

“Fifty years on, I still want it to break barriers and rules, and she’s more satisfied to ride the L.A. imaging thing and just do legacy stuff,” Ann Wilson explained. “So that’s a real split between us. Things like this will happen, though, but then they’ll get better, and we’ll love each other more.”

This won’t be their first time on a public stage together since 2019, however, Earlier this month, Nancy joined her sister on stage for a thundering rendition of “Barracuda” during one of Ann’s solo dates in Santa Rosa, California.

A proposed Heart tour fell through last year after the two sisters failed to agree on which backing band to use.

“Heart had a big offer on the table (in 2021) for a bigger tour, but Ann wasn’t interested in going out with my lineup of guys that we were out with before,” Nancy Wilson said. “She has a new lineup of guys that she wanted me to join up with. And I sort of (thought) I don’t really know them and don’t have loyalty yet for anybody like that.”

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But they apparently worked all that out and will join together for the Seattle concert.

The New Year’s Eve event will see support from Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening and The Space Needle fireworks display will light up the sky upon the show’s completion.

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