Heart make a stop at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park for their Love Alive Tour, with special guest Sheryl Crow.
Talk about a powerful lineup! Heart and Sheryl Crow together on one stage for a night crammed full of hit after hit, giving all in attendance a wonderful summer’s evening stroll down memory lane as they both took a retrospective look at their extensive back catalogs.
The Love Alive Tour sees a selection of strong and musically influential women as direct support to Heart, including the likes of Joan Jett, Brandi Carlile and Elle King. For their Tinley Park show, that honor fell on Sheryl Crow. This year is ramping up for Crow whose new album, Threads, is set for release on August 30. In amongst her numerous hits, she gave a sneak peek of songs from her upcoming release – “Prove You Wrong” which she recorded with Stevie Nicks and Maren Morris, and “Still The Good Old Days” which she recorded with Joe Walsh.
Plowing through the hits, Crow took the crowd back a whopping 26 years to her first single, “Leaving Las Vegas,” as well as “All I Wanna Do” and “Strong Enough” which were all taken from her debut album Saturday Night Music Club. With this number of hits under her belt, she proved that she’s every bit the headliner in her own right. The crowd showed they were in fine singing voice as they sang along to the likes of “Soak Up The Sun,” “My Favorite Mistake” and “If It Makes You Happy” before the set was closed out with a solo-infused “Everyday Is A Winding Road.”
With a set filled with classic hits, the memories came flooding back to the time when we first heard the songs, and you couldn’t help but be astounded by the fact some of these songs are 26 years old but have clearly still stood the test of time. With more new music around the corner, we look forward to hearing more from this collaborative album.It was the tour we thought might never happen again, but luckily the Wilson sisters have put their differences behind them and have taken to the road once more. During the last three years, Ann and Nancy have been off doing their own thing. This break seems to have worked wonders as they have come back more vitalized than before. The tour is aptly named after their iconic song, showing that they are ready to move on.
Getting straight down to business, their set began with the classic “Rockin’ Heaven Down,” followed by “Magic Man” and “Love Alive.” The set was filled with classic hits such as “These Dreams” and “Crazy On You” but there were also a large number of covers scattered throughout the night, such as Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine.”
Heart are one of those bands that you realize you actually know way more of their songs than you thought you did. Their songs are such deep-rooted classics that we’ve all heard at various points in our lives but maybe hadn’t put that final piece of the puzzle together. The rock duo has their fair share of power ballads that you can’t help but belt out the moment you hear them. “What About Love?” and “Alone” are two such songs that evoked the vocalist in all of us as we strained to hit the notes, something that Ann Wilson doesn’t have any problem doing.
The Love Alive Tour has been extended until mid-October.SHERYL CROW
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