Heart returned to the concert stage for the first time in three years Tuesday night.
A family dispute in 2016 tore Ann and Nancy Wilson apart, but they patched up their differences and Heart kicked off the Love Alive tour in Maryland Heights, Missouri, just outside St. Louis.
The 18-song set opened with "Rockin' Heaven Down" (a song they haven't done since 1982) and included such covers as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," Simon & Garfunkel's "The Boxer," Led Zeppelin's "The Battle of Evermore," Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" and Yes's "Your Move."
Sheryl Crow, who opened, is one of the female artists Heart picked as openers for the tour. The others are Joan Jett, Brandi Carlile and Elle King.
Ann Wilson talked about the goal of Heart's Love Alive tour:
"The main thing I wanted to make this tour be is not just another package classic rock tour. My pride won't do that anymore. We wanted to put together a tour that had someone up and coming, Elle King. Someone people really know and love who's a great artist, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow. And that is a really great line-up without going Lilith Fair. You know, without just going, 'Hey, you can be on this show simply because you have ovaries.' No, it had to be artists."
The tour's next stop is the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park, Illinois Thursday night. Heart has shows through October 13th in St. Paul, Minnesota, including a stop at our 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival in September.