The event will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
“I’m so thrilled that Ann and Nancy and their incredible band will be joining us for An Enduring Vision this year,” said Elton John. “They are amazing musicians, and I just know they will bring the house down.”
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ’70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so.
Music by Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band Heart has sold more than 35 million albums, sold out arenas worldwide, and found its way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures, television, and associations with branded sponsors. Today, songs made famous by Heart are heard in every aspect of contemporary culture.
2012 brought well-deserved lifetime honors to the Wilson sisters. In June, they were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in December, they learned that Heart had been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held at Nokia Live in Los Angeles on April 18, 2013 and broadcast on HBO in May.
“Just when we thought our year couldn’t get any better, we got the invitation that made our eyes open wide. To be asked to provide music for Elton’s An Enduring Vision event is exciting and a double thrill because Elton will be joining us for a song!” said the Wilson sisters. “We are absolutely honored to accept the gig, as our love for Elton is long and legendary. Now the interesting part . . .what song? We won’t sleep for weeks!”
For ticket information, please contact Andreas Schwarz at the Elton John AIDS Foundation, 212.219.0670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: PR Newswire