Nancy Wilson recently performed an opening slot for Styx’s Las Vegas residency at the Venetian Theatre under the name Nancy Wilson’s Heart, and there are currently plans for a tour.
Nancy Wilson’s Heart came to be after Nancy and Ann Wilson had a touring disagreement, which Nancy spoke about in a new interview.
“Heart had a big offer on the table last year for a bigger tour, but Ann wasn’t interested in going out with my lineup of guys that we were out with before,” said Nancy. “She has a new lineup of guys that she wanted me to join up with. And I sort of [thought] I don’t really know them and don’t have loyalty yet for anybody like that.”
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She continued, “So I just kind of shined it on and decided when I do go out with my new singer Kimberly [Nichole], I can telegraph to the people coming to the show that they’re gonna hear Heart songs in a whole different way than ever expected with… No comparison to Ann singing or Kimberly singing those same songs, just because it’s apples and oranges; you can’t compare that stuff. So I figure that’s a way to let them know that it’s not just Nancy Wilson of Heart doing whatever, but it’s Nancy Wilson’s Heart where you’re gonna hear more Heart stuff.”
As for this upcoming tour, Nancy said that she and her band have an offer to open for Styx again in Fall 2022. Nothing has been finalized yet, but her camp is in the process of “just crunching numbers right now.”