Heart Singer Ann Wilson Embarking on First Solo Tour: 'Expect It Not to Be Heart'
The rocker is ready to perform solo, but she won't be alone on the road
Ann Wilson is hitting the road again … but not with Heart.
The rocker, 65, will embark on her first U.S. solo tour, The Ann Wilson Thing, this fall.
In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the singer said fans should “expect it to not be Heart,” but suggested at least one of the band’s classics might be on the set list.
“They can expect a really diverse bunch of songs,” she said. “Probably no Heart songs. If I do ‘Alone,’ that will probably be the only one, for right now.”
Wilson continued, “I’ll be doing some new originals. A couple of things off of my first solo album, Hope and Glory. Something that people would never expect to hear me do.”
Although Wilson is keeping the final tunes under wraps, the atmosphere at her shows won’t come as a surprise.
“I think one of the most fun parts about it is that they’re going to be in clubs, so it’s going to be intimate and you know we’re going to do special things for the people,” Wilson says.
On top of preparing for the mini tour, Wilson has been enjoying her new chapter as a wife. In April, the singer married Dean Wetter in an outdoor wedding at her manager’s home in Topanga, California.
“We’re so much alike. We just fit,” Wilson says of her husband. “Every day, I’m just so grateful because I still can’t believe it’s happening. At my age? We’re both the same age. It’s just like we were meant to be together.”
The tour won’t keep the pair apart – Wilson said Wetter will join her as she travels from city to city.
“I haven’t really spent any time away from him except a two-week period before we got married,” she says. “I went to New Zealand and he didn’t come and I was just in misery! I could hardly even function. I mean, I was just pining the whole time.”
The Ann Wilson Thing will kick off in Solana Beach, California, on Sept. 21.