Heart Postpones 2024 Tour: Ann Wilson Cancer Treatment

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Nancy Wilson and Ann Wilson of Heart preview their 2024 tour at their December 27, 2023 concert in Highland, Calif.

Heart has postponed their entire 2024 tour. The news, announced at around 2 p.m. ET today (July 2), comes with a report directly from Ann Wilson that she “recently underwent an operation to remove something that, as it turns out, was cancerous.” The announcement follows an earlier one, on May 29, that the band had canceled their summer dates in Europe and the U.K. At that time, it was noted that Wilson required a “time-sensitive but routine medical procedure for which the minimum recover time is six weeks.” Heart’s July 2 announcement emphasized that the upcoming North American dates, scheduled for this summer and fall, were “postponed, with more information to be announced in the coming weeks.” Wilson’s separate announcement indicated that “the operation was successful & I’m feeling great but my doctors are now advising me to undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy” which she’s decided to undertake. She noted that her doctors instructed her to take the rest of the year away from the stage in order to fully recover.

Heart, led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, completed the first leg of their U.S. tour on May 24. The reunion tour, dubbed the “Royal Flush” was scheduled to pick up again on June 20 with a festival performance in Belgium. Those 14 concerts were cancelled, based on the earlier May 29 announcement, including a half dozen U.K. shows with Squeeze. That announcement noted, “Heart deeply regrets this unfortunate circumstance and hopes to return to Europe soon.” Refunds for the affected shows are available at point of purchase.

Wilson followed up the earlier announcement by assuring her fans she was fine. “I’m okay,” she wrote. “Please don’t worry. I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. It’s certainly an inconvenience for me. Love & respect always.”

Heart’s tour was scheduled to re-start on July 30, continuing through mid-December, with support for various shows throughout the U.S. and Canada by special guests Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening and BTO featuring Randy Bachman. Heart also had a handful of stadium shows where they were to open for Def Leppard and Journey. Tickets for those shows are available here.

Heart surprised their fans with three concerts in December 2023, paving the way for an on-stage reunion of the sisters. The current members of Heart feature Nancy Wilson (rhythm, lead and acoustic guitar, backing and lead vocals) who turned 70 on March 16, Ann Wilson (lead vocals and flute) who turns 74 on June 19, Ryan Wariner (lead and rhythm guitar), Ryan Waters (guitars), Paul Moak (guitars, keyboards and backing vocals), Tony Lucido (bass and backing vocals) and Sean Lane (drums and bike).

Watch them perform on Dec. 27

The sisters had shared the stage on Oct. 10, 2023, when Nancy Wilson was a surprise guest at Ann Wilson’s concert in Santa Rosa, Calif. As the stunned audience applauded, Nancy strode across the stage and planted a kiss on her sister’s cheek, as the crowd roared its approval. The pair performed Heart‘s classic rock favorite, “Barracuda,” marking the first time that the sisters had performed together on stage since 2019. In an extensive 2021 interview with Best Classic Bands, Nancy Wilson said, “Live Nation has put a big offer on the table for Heart for 2022. That will be a really fun thing to look forward to! Ann and I are both up for it.” Regrettably, things changed, and it never took place as the sisters again toured separately in 2022.

Heart Royal Flush Tour 2024 – POSTPONED (Tickets will be available here)
Jul 30 – Cleveland, OH – Progressive Field (with Def Leppard and Journey)
Aug 01 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
Aug 02 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre (with Def Leppard and Journey)
Aug 05 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park (with Def Leppard and Journey)
Aug 07 – Quebec, ON – Videotron Centre
Aug 08 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Aug 10 – Albany, NY – MVP Arena
Aug 11 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Aug 13 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
Aug 15 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Aug 16 – Hinckley, MN – Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater
Aug 18 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
Aug 21 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Van Andel Arena
Aug 23 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum
Aug 24 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson – Boling Arena
Aug 27 – Norfolk, VA – Scope Arena
Aug 28 – Allentown, PA – Allentown Fairgrounds – Grandstand
Sep 17 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Sep 20 – West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center
Sep 22 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

(With Cheap Trick unless otherwise noted)
Sep 26 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Sep 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena
Sep 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
Oct 02 – Lubbock, TX – United Supermarkets Arena
Oct 04 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
Oct 05 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center*
Oct 08 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Oct 10 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Oct 12 – North Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
Oct 14 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Oct 16 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
Oct 17 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
Oct 19 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
Oct 21 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov 13 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at BJCC*
Nov 14 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum*
Nov 16 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena*
Nov 19 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena*
Nov 21 – Moline, IL – Vibrant Arena at The MARK*
Nov 22 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center*
Nov 24 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre**
Nov 27 – Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Centre**
Nov 29 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place**
Nov 30 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome**
Dec 03 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
Dec 05 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Dec 07 – Boise, ID – Extra Mile Arena
Dec 09 – Sacramento, CA – Golden1 Center
Dec 12 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Arena (special guest TBA)
Dec 13 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena
Dec 15 – Las Vegas, NV – Fontainebleau Las Vegas (An Evening With)

*Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
**With BTO featuring Randy Bachman

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