Heart cancel European tour due to Ann Wilson needing medical precedure

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Heart, the iconic rock band from Seattle, has announced the cancellation of their European tour dates. This difficult decision comes as their lead vocalist, Ann Wilson, needs to undergo “time-sensitive” medical treatment.

On the evening of May 29th, the band shared the unfortunate news with fans on social media. Wilson will be undergoing a routine but urgent medical procedure, leading to the cancellation of all their European dates scheduled between June and July, including UK performances where they were set to be supported by Squeeze.

Doctors have advised that Wilson’s recovery will take at least six weeks. Currently, Heart cannot confirm any rescheduled dates and has offered refunds to all ticket holders at the point of purchase.

Following the band’s announcement, Ann Wilson reassured fans with a personal update, saying she is “okay” and asking them not to worry. She added, “I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. It’s certainly an inconvenience for me.”

Heart has not disclosed further details about Wilson’s medical treatment. However, at 73 years old, Wilson’s energetic performances demand significant strength. The hope is that the European dates can be rescheduled for later this year or in 2025.

Recently, Heart successfully completed the opening leg of their tour in North America, co-headlining with Cheap Trick through several concerts in late April and May. As of now, Heart plans to resume the North American dates in late July, assuming Wilson recovers in time. These concerts are scheduled to continue throughout the summer, wrapping up in September.

In more uplifting news, Heart teamed up with Jimmy Fallon last month to perform Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ as part of the TV coverage for the April 8th solar eclipse. This rare event was especially notable in parts of North America and Mexico, marking the first time since 2017 that such an eclipse was visible from Earth. North America will not witness another solar eclipse for another 21 years.


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