One of the first female-led rock bands, Heart, will perform at Toronto’s Massey Hall on Thurs., March 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson formed the group in the 70’s and achieved success first in Canada and later in the U.S. Their songs, which include “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You,” “Barracuda” and “Dreamboat Annie” competed with those of male-led rock groups in their genre including Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Supertramp, Aerosmith and Queen. Ann’s stellar soaring vocal range has been surpassed by few yet has influenced many female artists. Heart’s other hits in the 70s included “Little Queen,” “Heartless,” “Dog and Butterfly,” “Straight On” and “Even It Up.”
In the 80’s, Heart scored further hits with “These Dreams,” “What About Love,” “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” and their biggest hit, “Alone,” which was covered by Celine Dion and sang by Carrie Underwood on American Idol.
Heart released a new album in 2010, Red Velvet Car, which reached number three on Billboard’s Rock Album Chart and spawned the hits, “Hey You” and “WTF.”
Tickets for Heart at Massey Hall are between $65 and $115 and go on sale to the public on Fri., Oct. 12, 2012 at 10 a.m. Individuals who belong to Massey Hall’s FriendsFirst program can purchase tickets on Wed., Oct. 10, 2012 at 10 a.m.