Heart has just tagged on 11 new dates to its upcoming summer jaunt, dubbed the "Love Alive" tour — which now will stretch into mid-October. Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are reuniting after a three-year hiatus plagued by family issues — with the upcoming tour taking its name from the band's 1977 track from their classic Little Queen album.

Joining the Heart on tour will be alternating special guests Sheryl Crow and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts — along with openers Elle King, Brandi Carlile, and Lucie Silvas.

Ann Wilson told us that she's confident that Heart fans are open to see both her and sister Nancy forge new creative paths: ["I think that artists are just people, and once you go over the same old ground enough times, you just wanna stray off on a tributary a little bit. Hopefully it's something that really does represent you, so that people will recognize you enough to give you a chance (laughs). I think it's really important for artists to lead the way and to, at least, give people a chance to hear something new. We're not just going over the same ground endlessly (laughs). It's gotta be new."] SOUNDCUE (:26 OC: . . . gotta be new)

Guitarist Nancy Wilson told us that Heart has always opted on being an active creative force — rather than playing it safe by just being a touring nostalgia act: ["Y'know you're really driven — I think if you're an artistic soul, then you're driven to do your art; And if you only care money, then you're not. Then you're driven to only tour and do the old hits forever, y'know? I think we're pretty artistic about it. We're really happy to still be able to enjoy going out and playing live as well as be creative and be writers."] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . and be writers)

UPDATED: Heart tour dates (subject to change):

July 9 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (with Sheryl Crow & Lucie Silvas)
July 11 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (with Sheryl Crow & Lucie Silvas)
July 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
July 14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage (with Sheryl Crow & Elle King)
July 16 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell (with Sheryl Crow & Elle King)
July 17 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center (with Sheryl Crow & Elle King)
July 20 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre (with Sheryl Crow & Elle King)
July 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center (with Sheryl Crow & Lucie Silvas)
July 23 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion (with Sheryl Crow & Elle King)
July 24 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (with Sheryl Crow & Elle King)
July 26 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater (with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts & Elle King)
July 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center (with Elle King)
July 29 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (with Sheryl Crow & Elle King)
July 30 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview (with Sheryl Crow & Elle King)
August 1 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 2 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 4 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Theater (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 5 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Pavilion (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 8 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater (with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 10 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 11 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 13 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 14 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 16 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheater (with Ellie King)
August 17 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 19 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (with Elle King & Brandie Carlile)
August 20 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (with Elle King & Brandie Carlile)
August 22 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 23 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion (with Elle King)
August 25 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 27 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheater (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
August 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
August 31 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
September 3 – Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
September 4 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
September 6 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
September 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
September 9 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl (with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts & Elle King)
September 26 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre (with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)
September 27 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center (with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)
September 28 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center (with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)
October 1 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena (with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Lucie Silvas)
October 2 – Tulsa, OK – Bok Center
October 4 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
(with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Lucie Silvas)
October 5 – Lafayette, LA – Cajundome (with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)
October 7 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
October 8 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre (with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Lucie Silvas)
October 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum (with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Lucie Silvas)
October 13 – St. Paul, MN – XCel Energy Center (with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Lucie Silvas)