Ann Wilson postpones the remainder of Heart’s North American tour dates

Wilson shared in a public statement that she was recently diagnosed with cancer, and will be postponing her tour for a year.

By bfroelich on July 3, 2024
Ann Wilson sings on stage with arms outstretched wearing a black sparkly dress
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 20: Ann Wilson of Heart performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Ann Wilson, lead singer of Heart, announced that the remainder of her North American Tour dates will be postponed. The band was the headliner for the “Royal Flush Tour,” as well as supporting acts Journey and Def Leppard on their Stadium Tour. 

Ann Wilson shared in a public statement that she was recently diagnosed with cancer. She said she “underwent an operation to remove something that, as it turns out, was cancerous.” She clarified that the operation was successful but doctors recommended resting for a year while undergoing chemotherapy. 

Heart was one of the first hard rock bands fronted by women, which was led by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. Ann was never formally taught as a vocalist, but is known for hitting power ballads with an operatic vocal range. 

We wrote about Ann Wilson for Women’s History Month in our highlight of how these women in rock broke barriers and left their mark. 

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Rescheduled show information will be announced in the coming weeks, and all previously purchased tickets will be honored. Wilson stated she planned to be back on stage in 2025. Find up-to-date information at

New dates will be announced soon!

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