Nancy Wilson says a Heart farewell tour with sister Ann might be in the cards. Nancy has been receiving raves for ger recent solo debut, You And Me, which features Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Sammy Hagar, and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, among others.
Nancy was asked about the prospects of Heart hitting the road again, and told Guitar Player magazine, “The plan is to tour in 2022. Hopefully, the world will be back to something more like normal by then. The last tour that we did was wildly successful. I think maybe I’d like to take a couple of years and do some kind of final Heart tour. That would be a great way to round off the live side of the band.”
Although Heart was able to move with ease into the 1980’s, Nancy Wilson was never a fan of the decade’s production values — especially the way the acoustic guitar was sidelined as being passe: “In the ’80s, according to (our producer) Ron (Nevison) the acoustic guitar was really not cool anymore. I’ll admit that I really wasn’t happy about that point of view. I think his perspective was colored by the fashion in the ’80s for cocaine and ego-driven choices. This was a very different scene from the ’60s and ’70’s, when pot was the drug of choice and the attitude was very much more experimental and open.”
She went on to say, “Of course everything goes around in cycles. People will say rock is dead, and then a few years later it’s back alive and kicking. Similarly, acoustic-flavored music is possibly more popular than ever.”
Nancy Wilson told us that throughout its career, Heart has always embraced change and never been afraid of venturing off the beaten path artistically: “They tell you not to reinvent yourself, because your fans have an identity that they know, that is familiar to them, that they don’t want to change. But in our case, we’ve been able to change a lot, but we’ve had to fight to be able to change a lot.”