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Authorized Heart Bio Hits Bookshelves Amidst Resurgent 2008 For Band

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Jake Brown’s "Heart: In The Studio" Focuses on Artistry That Made Heart Rock Legends

Coincides With Flurry of Reissues & High-Profile 40-Plus Date National Tour

Los Angeles, June 12, 2008 — This year continues to be the one where the formidable legacy of the rock band Heart coalesces into multi-generational recognition of their legendary stature and considerable and enduring influence. And bringing further power to the process is the publication by ECW Press this month of the book "Heart: In The Studio" by Jake Brown.

Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson contributed exclusive interviews to the book, which as its title implies concentrates on the creation of their 30 million selling catalog of classic albums and such timeless hits as "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "Straight On," "These Dreams," "Alone" and others. The author also spoke with longtime Heart guitarist Howard Leese as well as producers Mike Flicker, Ron Nevison, Keith Olsen and Ritchie Zito to grant readers a genuine behind-the-scenes look at the artistry, creativity and craft that results in a musical legacy with eternal appeal and fostered Heart’s status as groundbreaking rock music icons.

"Heart: In The Studio" also provides a key to understanding why Heart remains "a vital and creative rock’n’roll unit and a force to be reckoned with," as All Music Guide said of their last studio album in 2004, Jupiter’s Darling, whose re-release this month coincides with the publication of the biography. Readers of the book will be able to also enjoy the landmark music whose creation it documents with the May release by Epic/Legacy of a two-fer package of the band’s multimillion selling albums Little Queen (1977) and Dog & Butterfly (1979) as part of the debut of the X2 series and on July 8 another Heart package that contains 14 of their biggest and most beloved songs in the bow of Epic/Legacy’s Playlist line.

This year has also seen high-profile evidence of Heart’s continuing appeal to and inspiration for new generations of music fans and performers. Ann & Nancy Wilson’s performance of "Barracuda" with contemporary superstar Fergie on the recent "Idol Gives Back" charity TV special was one of the hit segments of the event, and their songs remain favorites with "American Idol" competitors like last season’s finalist Carly Smithson, who names the band as her top influence. And Ann Wilson has recently been writing songs for the red-hot pop star and actress duo Ally & AJ, who have often been compared in the media to the Wilson sisters.

As Heart hit the road on a three-month national tour with Journey and Cheap Trick to demonstrate the band’s continuing potency in live performance, their biographer Jake Brown recently noted what many of Heart’s fans and followers have also been feeling: "Heart has had its due coming for a long time now, and hopefully the next year will see their much-deserved induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame."

Heart tour dates:

  • July 9 - Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
  • July 11 - Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
  • July 12 - Lake Tahoe, NV Harvey’s Lake Resort
  • July 15 - San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre
  • July 16 - Los Angeles, CA Verizon Amphitheatre
  • July 18 - Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Arena
  • July 20 - Altoona, IA Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
  • July 22 - Council Bluffs, IA Mid American Center
  • July 23 - Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
  • July 25 - San Antonio, TX Verizon Amphitheatre
  • July 26 - Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • July 27 - Dallas, TX Superpages.com Amphitheatre
  • July 30 - Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
  • July 31 - West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre
  • August 2 - Charlotte, NC Verizon Amphitheatre
  • August 3 - & 4 - Atlanta, GA Chastain
  • August 6 - Orange Beach, FL The Amphitheare @The Wharf
  • August 7 - New Orleans, LA House of Blues (Heart solo show)
  • August 9 - Nashville, TN Wild Horse Saloon (Heart solo show)
  • August 10 - Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek
  • August 12 - Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Amphitheatre
  • August 14 - Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach
  • August 16 - Scranton, PA Toyota Amphitheater
  • August 17 - Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
  • August 19 - Boston. MA Tweeter Center
  • August 21 - Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • August 23 - Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
  • August 24 - Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • August 26 - Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
  • August 27 - Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
  • August 28 - Hershey, PA Hersheypark Pavilion
  • August 30 - Bethel Woods, NY Bethel Woods
  • September 3 - Manchester, NH Verizon Theatre
  • September 5 - Toronto, ONT Molsen Amphitheatre
  • September 6 - Cleveland, OH Blossom Amphitheatre
  • September 7 - Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
  • September 9 - Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • September 10 - Indianapolis, IN Verizon Amphitheatre
  • September 12 - Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  • September 13 - St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis
  • September 19 - Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
  • September 21 - Portland, OR Clark County Amphitheare
  • September 24 - Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
  • September 26 - Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Sacramento
  • September 27 - Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • September 30 - Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre


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