A reunited Heart performed their first show in over four years on Wednesday night (December 27th) at the Yaamava’ Resort & Casino in Highland, California.
The legendary rock group fronted by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson had previously announced a New Year’s Eve reunion concert in their hometown of Seattle, Washington. It appears Heart scheduled a few warm-up gigs, as the Highland show will be followed by a performance on Thursday (December 28th) at Acrisure Arena in Palm Desert, California.
Wednesday’s concert was Heart’s first since October 2019 and saw the band running through a career-spanning 14-song set including hits such as “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” and “Barracuda.” The Wilson sisters would close out the evening with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” reprising their famous performance of the song at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012 — a rendition that brought Robert Plant, who was in attendance, to tears.
The Heart reunion will be in full swing when the band joins up with Def Leppard and Journey as support for their 2024 co-headlining North American stadium tour. Heart will open select dates on the run: July 30th (Cleveland, Ohio), August 2nd (Toronto), and August 5th (Boston).
“We’re gonna see how it works with the Heart thing, whether it feels like a level up,” remarked Ann Wilson of the reunion shows in a recent interview with 96.1 KLPX out of Tucson, Arizona. “If it does feel like a level up, then we’ll keep doing it. But that’s what it has to be. It can’t just slide down into jukebox time… It’s gotta be real. No going through the motions. No phoning it in. No just getting on some kind of circuit just to take people’s money and play the old songs again and again and again. No, we’re gonna make it cool, really make it cool.”
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Below you can see fan footage from Heart’s first show in four years, as well as the complete setlist. Get tickets to their upcoming gigs here.
Bebe Le Strange
What About Love
Crazy on You
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin cover)