Ann Wilson of Heart to rock Lynn Auditorium
When Ann Wilson takes the stage in Lynn’s Veterans Auditorium on Aug. 13, fans shouldn’t expect a Heart show -- they should expect an Ann Wilson show.
“There will only be three or four Heart songs and they’ve been reimagined,” said Wilson, speaking from her home in Florida.
The 67-year-old rocker said she plans to deliver a good balance of old and new music, and what she called “some surprising cover tunes.” She’s been covering material from The Who, Peter Gabriel, The Black Crowes and even Elvis, and the old favorites will include iconic Heart hits like “Barracuda,” “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man” and perhaps the lesser known “Million Miles.”
“That’s a pretty deep track off ‘Fanatic,’” she said, referring to Heart’s 15th studio album released in 2012. “I really love it.”
Wilson has been touring as Ann Wilson of Heart, sans sister Nancy since January. As the rock duo Heart, the pair blazed a trail as the first rock band completely driven by women. It started with their 1976 debut album “Dreamboat Annie” and continued with songs like “Straight On,” “Dog & Butterfly,” “These Dreams,” “What About Love” and “Alone” for the next three decades. In 2012 they sailed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.