Nancy Wilson says that “it’s looking really good for a HEART reunion tour” in 2019.
Nancy and Ann Wilson had a falling out during HEART‘s 2016 tour, when Ann‘s husband Dean Welter was arrested for assaulting Nancy‘s then-16-year-old twin sons in a backstage altercation at a gig near their hometown of Seattle. He pleaded guilty to two lesser assault charges to avoid jail time, but the damage to HEART had been done.
During an appearance on the latest episode of the “Let There Be Talk” podcast with rock and roll comedian Dean Delray, Nancy revealed that she has since reconnected with her sister and discussions are underway about a possible comeback next year.
“I’ve gotta say, it’s looking really good for a HEART reunion tour,” Nancy said (hear audio below). “There’s a big offer up there on the table. Me and Ann are talking, so we’ll keep talking.”
Speaking about the incident which caused HEART to go on a kind of hiatus for the past two years, Nancy said: “There was a family drama that was highly uncalled for and unnecessary and hurtful, and it was just one of those things that takes time to get past. So, a couple of years have gone by. It’s not anything that Ann ever did wrong, or I ever did wrong, but it’s just one of those family dramas that just happened, and it just kind of poisoned the atmosphere for a while there. So it’s good. I’ve had a real positive feeling about now that I’m communicating directly more with Ann.”
Asked who it was that made the initial contact about a possible reunion tour, Nancy said: “I’ve been sort of [reaching out to Ann] for a while, but she was kind of busy and, I think, scared to talk. And I kind of said, ‘I’m not ever gonna confront you about anything, but there is this huge offer on the table, so we should talk — just the two of us.’ So we’re in that process right now. It’s kind of exciting.”
Ann recently completed a tour with Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers where she sang mostly covers, including a few from her latest album “Immortal”, a collection of songs by deceased friends and heroes like Tom Petty and Chris Cornell.
After completing HEART‘s last tour, Nancy formed a new band called ROADCASE ROYALE and released an album, “First Things First”. ROADCASE ROYALE also played several dates as the opening act on BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND‘s big arena trek.
ROADCASE ROYALE features three members of HEART along with Liv Warfield from Prince‘s NEW POWER GENERATION band and her guitarist Ryan Wilson.
HEART‘s last appearance was on October 22, 2016 at Riverdome in Bossier City, Louisiana.