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Heart Singer Ann Wilson's Solo Project to Release EP in August

Credit: Norman SeeffHeart frontwoman Ann Wilson's new solo project, The Ann Wilson Thing, will release a debut EP next month.  No other details have been revealed about the recording, which will arrive prior to the start of the group's recently announced tour dates.

As previously reported, The Ann Wilson Thing has scheduled a series six U.S. shows at small venues running from a September 21 performance in Solana Beach, California, through an October 15 concert in Nashville.  The intimate gigs will take place on off days during Heart's 2015 trek.

"I already am honored to sing for Heart, and now I get the opportunity to stretch out on my own and see what it can bring," says Wilson in a message posted on the solo project's Facebook page.  "I am blessed to have these magical opportunities to let my soul sing out."

The concerts will feature Ann singing solo material, select cover tunes and perhaps a few Heart classics too.  Some of the shows will feature guest performers.  Alison Krauss is confirmed to appear at the Nashville gig.

Here are all of the confirmed tour dates for The Ann Wilson Thing; more shows may be added:

9/21 -- Solana, Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern
10/7 -- New York, NY, City Winery
10/9 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage
10/10 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage
10/12 -- Vienna, VA, The Barns at Wolf Trap
10/13 -- Vienna, VA, The Barns at Wolf Trap
10/15 -- Nashville, TN, City Winery

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