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Ann Wilson of Heart sings solo at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 13

Ann Wilson of Heart sings solo at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 13
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From a press release:

Today, Ann Wilson of Heart has announced the first leg of her 2020 solo tour, including a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Wilson will perform songs from her expansive catalog, commemorating Heart era classics along with the work of her solo records, “Hope & Glory” (2007), “The Ann Wilson Thing” (2015), and her most recent covers album, “Immortal” (2018).

Tickets, which are $52.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.

Ann Wilson has been hailed as one of the greatest voices in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. For the past 40 years, she has been lead singer for the rock band Heart, thrilling audiences with her vocal power and natural gift to wrap her voice around an emotion in a song and lay it at the listener’s feet. With 35 million records sold, Wilson has carved out a place for women to dominate a rock stage, and her icon status was cemented when Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Her early fascination with blues-based music culminated when she discovered Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. She conquered his howls, his wails, and put her own female stamp on them. In 2012, Wilson would bring Plant to tears at the Kennedy Center Honors as he watched her masterful performance of his classic “Stairway to Heaven.”

After touring the big stages of the world with Heart in 2019, she is eager to revisit the bluesy fertile ground that gave rise to her one-of-a kind voice and perform all the great songs that she’s made famous since she founded her band in 1973, along with other selections. Wilson bring intimacy to the stage, breaking hearts along the way. And inevitably, she will repair them as she transforms the moment into an up-on-your-feet rock party. Every audience walks away with wobbling knees, knowing they have witnessed a legend in her prime.