9/11 Benefit Show 7/7/21

Heart‘s Ann Wilson has rolled out a string of summer dates — including a benefit show, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation Never Forget Concert. The benefit show, set for August 21st in Wantagh, New York at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, will also include JourneyJohn FogertySteve Miller Band with Jesse Colin YoungWyclef JeanRun-D.M.C.Gavin DeGraw, and others. The concert will be filmed and recorded for future broadcast. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 9th at 10 a.m. ET.

Ultimate Classic Rock posted:

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s Never Forget Concert on Aug. 21 at the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y. The show will honor Stephen Siller, a Brooklyn firefighter who, on Sept. 11, 2001, strapped 60 pounds of gear to his back and ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on foot to rescue people from the World Trade Center, perishing in the blaze himself.

Proceeds from the Never Forget Concert will benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which pays off mortgages of law enforcement officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty or suffer from 9/11-related illnesses while providing Smart Homes for injured veterans or their surviving spouses.

Ann Wilson hipped us as to what crowds can expect to hear her play during her solo shows apart from a handful of Heart classics: [“Some Who stuff, Buffalo Springfield, Peter Gabriel, Jimi Hendrix, Black Crowes. . . You do these songs the right way, where you really feel it and you’re really there with them, and people just dig it. First of all, they don’t believe they’re hearin’ it, and then they get a chance to sit in a room and just really absorb it, which is great.”] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . which is great)

JUST ANNOUNCED: Ann Wilson tour dates (subject to change):

August 14 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
August 15 – Annapolis, MD – Maryland Hall
August 17 – Albany, NY – The Egg
August 18 – Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
August 20 – Atlantic City, NJ – Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
August 21 – Wantagh, NY – The Tunnel to Towers Foundation Never Forget Concert at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 23, 24 – New York, NY – City Winery

TL; DR

  • Heart‘s Ann Wilson has rolled out a string of summer dates — including a benefit show, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation Never Forget Concert. The benefit show, set for August 21st in Wantagh, New York at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, will also include JourneyJohn Fogerty, and Steve Miller Band.

SIDE NOTES

  • In September 2018 Ann Wilson released a solo covers collection, titled, Immortal.
  • The album, which was tentatively titled “Project Dead Guys,” features her versions of classic songs by such icons as David BowieTom PettyGlenn FreyGeorge MichaelAmy WinehouseLeslie Gore, and Chris Cornell, among many others.

The tracklisting to Ann Wilson’s covers set Immortal is:

“A Different Corner” – George Michael
“A Thousand Kisses Deep” – Leonard Cohen
“Back To Black” – Amy Winehouse
“Baker Street” – Gerry Rafferty
“I Am The Highway” – Chris Cornell / Audioslave
“I’m Afraid Of Americans” – David Bowie
“Life In The Fast Lane” – The Eagles in honor of Glenn Frey
“Luna” – Tom Petty
“Politician” – Cream in honor of Jack Bruce
“You Don’t Own Me” – Lesley Gore