Heart - NEW album Red Velvet Car + 2010 tour dates

Legacy Recordings proudly announces the release of Red Velvet Car, the first new studio album in six years from the groundbreaking Seattle-based band Heart, available everywhere on Tuesday, August 31, 2010.


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The release of Red Velvet Car heralds Legacy's forthcoming reissues of the classic Heart catalog in new physical and digital editions.

For their first new album since 2004's Jupiter's Darling, the first ladies of arena rock took an acoustic approach to a collection of songs inspired by the world around them, arranged for an assortment of strings including guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo, fiddle, viola, cello and autoharp, all played by Nancy Wilson and the album's producer, Grammy winner Ben Mink.

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Nine of the album's songs were written for, and appear for the first time on Red Velvet Car. The album's closer, "Sand," is a newly recorded version of a song originally written and recorded by the Lovemongers, Ann and Nancy's 1990's acoustic side project.

Tracks on Red Velvet Car include "Death Valley," "Safronia's Mark," "Red Velvet Car," "Queen City," "Sunflower," "Wheels," "There You Go," "WTF," "Hey You" and "Sand."

Red Velvet Car marks the return of Heart to the Sony Music Entertainment family. Heart's last Sony-related release was 1983's Passionworks on Epic Records.

"It feels good to have Sony Music holding our new baby. It's sort of like coming home, since we worked with them on Little Queen, Dog and Butterfly, Bebe le Strange, Private Audition and Passionworks, among others," said Ann Wilson. "We're excited about taking it on the road. A fresh sound with all the original Heart magic."

"This album feels so right for the times," said Nancy Wilson. "We can't wait to share this one with the world!"

Heart will be performing songs from Red Velvet Car, as well as classics from the band's repertoire, at selected Lilith Fair dates and in headline concerts across the U.S. and Canada from July through September. Tour details available on the Heart website (www.heart-music.com).

Ann Wilson and her younger sister, Nancy Wilson, first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the '70s with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "Straight On," "Even It Up," "Kick It Out" and so many more.

Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs, and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the '80s and into the '90s with huge hits like "These Dreams," "Alone," "What About Love," "If Looks Could Kill," "Never," and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters' enormous talents as both musicians and singers. Along the way, Heart sold more than 30 million records, had 21 top 40 hits, sold out arenas worldwide, and had a profound influence on rock music.

Heart tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

July 2010

July 28 - Boston, MA - Bank of American Pavilion - Heart and Peter Frampton
July 30 - Gilford, NH Meadow Brook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
July 31 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand at Foxwoods

August 2010

Aug 1 - Baltimore MD - Pier Six Pavillion
Aug 3 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
Aug 5 - Columbus OH - Ohio State Fair (Ohio Expo Center)
Aug 6 - Pittsburgh, PA - Amphitheater at Station Square
Aug 7 - Atlantic City, NJ - Circus Maximus - Caesar's Palace
Aug 10 - Bethlehem, PA - Muzikfest
Aug 11 - Glen Allen, VA Innsbrook Pavilion
Aug 13 - Portmouth, VA - Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
Aug 14 - Raleigh NC - Raleigh Boutique Amphitheater
Aug 15 - Charlotte, NC - The Uptown Amphitheatre
Aug 17 - Nashville, TN - The Ryman Auditorium
Aug 18 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Amphitheatre
Aug 19 - Huntsville AL - Von Braun Center
Aug 21 - Little Rock, AR - Riverfest Amphitheatre
Aug 22 - Beaumont, TX - Ford Arena (With Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Aug 23 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Aug 25 - Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Resort & Casino
Aug 26 - Denver CO - Paramount Theater
Aug 27 - Grand Junction, CO - Rock Jam Festival Grounds
Aug 29 - Grand Island NE - Heartland Events Center (NE State Fair)
Aug 31 - Velvet Red Car release date!

September 2010

Sept 3 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Center
Sept 4 - St Charles MO - Family Arena
Sept 5 - Quapaw, OK - Downstream Casino
Sept 18 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
Sept 19 - Lemoore, CA - Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino
Sept 23 - Santa Rosa, CA - Wells Fargo Center For The Arts
Sept 24 - Ridgefield WA (Portland area) - Sleep County Amphitheatre
Sept 25 - Seattle, WA - Puyallup Fair

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