Before the long-awaited (and well-deserved) induction of icons Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the sisters will perform a special hometown concert as part of the inaugural Live @ Benaroya Hall season.
This once-in-a-lifetime, one night only, intimate acoustic evening is set for April 9 in the 2400-seat S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale February 19 at 10am here. All general sale tickets for will be priced under $100 ($50- $95). 80 VIP tickets located in the first 3 rows are available for $125.
Biographer Charles R. Cross, who worked with Ann and Nancy on their recently released New York Times best-selling book, Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll will begin the evening at 7:30 p.m. with a candid conversation with them about their incredible journey from Seattle music fanatics to world-famous rock icons.
Ann and Nancy Wilson are behind some of rock’s most iconic hits from the wild screed of “Barracuda” to the multi-sonic odyssey of “Magic Man” to the madly romantic “Crazy On You.” Nancy’s guitar and Ann’s voice are practically part of the national archive of music, indelible elements of American pop culture.
In their nearly 40 years as a band, the Wilson sisters have been lauded as sex symbols, idealized as feminist icons, praised as accomplished musicians and songwriters, and worshiped by critics and fans alike, selling over 35 million albums worldwide and thrilling audiences with the power and passion of their live show. They will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 18.
Other Concerts in the Live @ Benaroya Hall Series:
Aaron Neville: February 19 & 20, 7:30 p.m. – Tickets $56, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
Soul and R&B legend Aaron Neville brings his signature vibrato to Benaroya Hall as part of his My True Story Album tour. This is his debut for EMI’s Blue Note records and was produced by Keith Richards –yes, THE Keith Richards! The album will feature some of Neville’s favorite songs from the doo-wop era including “Tears on my Pillow” and “Under the Boardwalk.”
Blues at the Crossroads Two: Muddy and the Wolf: March 7, 7:30 p.m. – Tickets $40 – $56, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
Both Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf vie for the honor of the “Father of Modern Chicago Blues” and both are considered the key bluesmen inspiring great 60s rockers Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, John Mayall, and Eric Clapton. Though friends in life, Muddy & The Wolf were rivals for the top slot, and this spurred on both to outdo the other and create blues classics including: “Spoonful,” “Mannish Boy,” “Rolling Stone,” and “Smokestack Lightning.” The Fabulous Thunderbirds anchor this incredible tribute concert backing great blues talents James Cotton, Bob Margolin, JJ Grey, and Jody Williams.
An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin on Stage Together: April 19, 8:00 p.m. – Tickets $38 – $54, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
Mary Chapin Carpenter has recorded 12 albums and sold over 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her”, Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. Ashes and Roses is her most recent album.
Shawn Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, including two for the hit single “Sunny Came Home”, and has been nominated for another seven. She has released 10 albums, appeared on countless television and radio programs and had her songs featured in major motion pictures. In June 2012, Colvin released her eighth studio album, All Fall Down as well as her memoir, Diamond In The Rough.
Launched in 2012, Live @ Benaroya Hall presents a diverse lineup of jazz, rock, blues, country, pop, alternative and world music concerts in downtown Seattle’s acoustically superb Benaroya Hall — a world class performing arts center that engages and serves the Puget Sound region. For additional information, including a full concert schedule, please visit www.benaroyahall.org.
Prices vary for all Live@ Benaroya Hall concert events. All tickets are available online or by calling (206) 215-4747. The Benaroya Hall Ticket Office is on the corner of Third Avenue and Union Street. Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.