Heart encores with a thee-song run through Led Zeppelin
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 inductees Heart performed about a dozen of their own songs over an hour-long show, including hits such as "Kick It Out," "Heartless," "Straight on," "These Dreams," "Crazy on You," "Barracuda," and a few lesser-known tunes. The band then returned to the stage for an encore of three Led Zeppelin covers, including "Immigrant Song," an excellent if shortened version of "No Quarter," and ending with "Misty Mountain Hop." The entire concert lasted about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Ann Wilson was in excellent voice compared to a couple of ’90s shows I attended, where her voice was a bit raspy. However, she stepped back from the microphone and seemed to be short of breath and gasping between the first few songs. Once she warmed up, though, she belted out some impressive notes, demonstrating that she still has an excellent range and great vocal technique. Ann also played acoustic guitar on a couple of numbers, as well as a nice flute solo on "Love Alive."
Sister Nancy switched from acoustic to electric guitars, played mandolin on one number, and sang lead vocal on a couple of tunes. Her singing and guitar playing were excellent, as usual, with a nice extended acoustic introduction to "Crazy on You." The band was tight, knew the songs well (considering none but the two sisters were original members), displaying the trademark triple-guitar attack Heart is known for, and seemed especially enthusiastic on the Zeppelin encore songs.
- Concert: Heart
- Date: November 15
- Venue: Harrah's Casino
- Seats: section CC, row PP