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Heart’s Ann Wilson sitting in with “Kimmel” house band tonight; kicking off new solo tour leg Friday

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Credit: Jess GriffinHeart‘s Ann Wilson will launch her second U.S. solo tour leg of 2017 this Friday in Indio, California, before kicking it off, the vocal powerhouse will kick it out tonight during an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will sit in with the Kimmel house band, Cleo and the Cletones, on the show, which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.

The first leg of the Ann Wilson of Heart Tour ran from early March to early April, while the new trek is mapped out all the way through an August 10 concert in Sylvania, Ohio. The outing includes a number performances at festivals and fairs, as well as an August 8 appearance opening for Santana in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

Wilson’s backing band for the tour features guitarist Craig Bartok, a member of both Heart and Ann’s previous solo project The Ann Wilson Thing; bassist Andy Stoller of The Ann Wilson Thing; former Heart drummer/percussionist Denny Fongheiser; and keyboardist Dan Walker.

Meanwhile, Wilson recently took part in a Twitter Q&A during which she revealed what historic event she wished she’d attended.

“I would like to have been there at Woodstock to hear Jimi Hendrix play the national anthem,” Ann said. “I feel that moment spoke not only for a generation then, but for the American experience before and after.”

Here are all of the upcoming dates on the Ann Wilson of Heart Tour:

5/19 — Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Casino
5/21 — Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up
5/23 — Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
5/26 — Florence, KY, UC Health Stadium
5/28 — St. Louis, MO, River City Casino
5/31 — Dallas, TX, Bomb Factory
6/1 — San Antonio, TX, The Aztec Theater
6/3 — Corpus Christi, TX, Concrete Street Pavilion
6/4 — Houston, TX, Arena Theatre
6/6 — Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre
6/8 — Fort Lauderdale, FL, Parker Playhouse
6/10 — Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theater
6/11 — Fort Pierce, FL, Sunrise Theatre
6/13 — Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center
6/14 — Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center at The Heights
6/16 — Chicago, IL, House of Blues
6/17 — Warren, OH, W.D. Packard Music Hall
6/19 — Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theatre
6/21 — Cedar Falls, IA, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
6/23 — Detroit, MI, River Days Festival
6/26 — Layton, UT, Kenley Amphitheater
6/27 — Sandy, UT, Sandy City Amphitheater
6/29 — Pleasanton, CA, Alameda County Fairgrounds
6/30 — San Rafael, CA, Marin County Fair
7/2 — Anaheim, CA, The Grove of Anaheim
7/3 — Las Vegas, NV, Downtown Rocks at Fremont Street Experience
7/25 — Prior Lake, MN, Rib Fest at Mystic Lake Casino
7/28 — West Bend, WI, Washington State Fair
8/8 — Mount Pleasant, MI, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort*
8/10 — Sylvania, OH, Centennial Terrace

* = opening for Santana.

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