July 31st, 2012
So, if you’re a super-nerd and fanboy/girl like we are, you already “like” Heart on Facebook. They have a rather vibrant Facebook community. Someone young and capable of typing well is maintaining that page like it’s her job (and it probably is). They have over 600,000 “likes” (now doesn’t THAT sound official) and, well, approximately 16 hours ago they posted about presale tickets that would be available for Heart Monger fan club members. At first, we thought, ‘Presale Heart tickets! Maybe we should get some!’ Then the truth set in – oh, just for Heart Mongers. Well, how bad could it be to sign up for a Heart Monger membership. $30, as it turns out. Well, the show is a full two and a half months away, on Friday, October 12th. We’re thinking about taking a gamble to see if there’ll be tickets when they go open to the public. BUT WAIT. Is it possible that there’s a ravenous fanbase in Philadelphia that will sell out the Tower in a matter of minutes?? IS THERE?!
Heart are a funny animal when it comes to rock bands, aren’t they? Here are some facts: Ann and Nancy Wilson, sisters in rock, have been the core essence of Heart which had some different lineups in Canada: namely The Army (’63-’69), White Heart (’69-’72) and Hocus Pocus (’72-’73). Hell, even Nancy wasn’t involved for a half-dozen years in the latter half of the ’90s. Nevertheless, they found success with one of the most thrilling debuts in lady rock, 1975’s Dreamboat Annie, a classic rock favorite – OF ALL TIME. “Magic Man” and “Crazy On You,” literally, sound like approximately $1,000,000 on vinyl. The success of “Magic Man” allowed them to open for the man himself, Rod Stewart, which resulted in some bigtime Canadian record sales and, thus, Heart was born as a lady-fronted axe-wielding vocally-anthemic rock machine. 1977’s Little Queen didn’t do so badly either, with “Barracuda” and “Kick It Out.”
Things, obviously, went a little downhill after that. ’80s Heart is a part of Heart history we’d rather not go into too much detail about. We got some camp classics, like “These Dreams,” “What About Love,” and in 1990, the delicious “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You.” We’d hope that a Heart concert in 2012 would only highlight the killer and not the filler. There are, probably, about a dozen to 15 Heart songs that could make for a badass set. With a full band of youngbloods and Ann and Nancy hopped up on good diets and sleep regimens, it could be both a 29-year-old AND 55-year-old fanboy’s (55 if you were 18 in 1975) dream set. Mark your calendars for this one, folks, you have 2.5 months to get your leathers treated and your denim picked out.
But seriously, FYI, tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 3rd, at 10am. But pay that $30 and you can buy em’ today!