Venue: House of Blues
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: December 5, 2014 - December 7, 2014
Show Times: 8pm
Age Restriction: 18
Show Length: 90 minutes
$55 - $150
The "Heart" of rock 'n' roll takes the stage at House of Blues when sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson perform three concerts showcasing their hits including "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "These Dreams" and "What About Love."
Rock band Heart got its start in the 1970s and was influenced by hard rock and heavy metal. While the band was started by Steve Fossen and brothers Roger and Mike Fisher, it would be sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson who became the driving creative force behind it. Ann and Nancy pioneered female-lead rock 'n' roll bands, writing, singing and performing their own music. They brought Heart its greatest success and helped break the gender barrier in rock 'n' roll.
The group's late-'70s recordings included a string of successful singles including "Crazy on You," "Magic Man" "Barracuda" "Dog & Butterfly" and "Kick It Out." But by the late '70s, Heart's popularity was waning.
In 1985, after several quiet years, Heart emerged with a surprising self-titled album that ultimately sold more than 5 million copies on its way to launching four Top 10 hits - "What About Love," "Never," "These Dreams" and "Nothin' at All."
"Bad Animals" in 1987 continued their comeback success with the hits "Alone," "Who Will You Run To" and "There's the Girl." "Brigade," issued in 1990, featured the No. 2 song "All I Want to Do Is Make Love to You," as well as the Top 25 hits "I Didn't Want to Need You" and "Stranded."
After their success in Heart, Ann and Nancy went on to work on individual projects. Ann sang songs on a number of motion pictures soundtracks including "Almost Paradise" from "Footloose," "The Best Man in the World" from "The Golden Child" and "Surrender to Me" from "Tequila Sunrise." In 1999, Nancy released her first solo album, "Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop," and a year later penned the score to the motion picture "Almost Famous." That was followed by her work scoring "Vanilla Sky," "Elizabethtown," "Singles" and "Jerry Maguire." Ann continued to play with other musicians -- in the summer of 2001, she participated in the "A Walk Down Abbey Road: A Tribute to The Beatles" tour. In 2005, the sisters performed "Crazy on You" with country singer Gretchen Wilson at the CMT Music Awards.
Thirty-five years after their first successes, Heart hit the Billboard Top 10 in 2010 with "Red Velvet Car." This was followed in 2012 with "Fanatic" and the hit singles "Fanatic" and "Dear Old America."
The group has sold more than 35 million records and had Top 10 albums on the Billboard Album Chart across four decades -- '70s, '80s, '90s and 2010s. In 2013, Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.