Joan Jett, Heart to headline show at Mystic Lake

Badass Joan Jett is coming to Mystic Lake
Badass Joan Jett is coming to Mystic Lake
In a dream lineup for lovers of badass women-fronted groups of the late '70s, Heart and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts plan to headline Mystic Lake Casino this summer.

The former Runaways renegade paired with the famous pair of sisters is a genius double-bill and shows at the casino's Ampitheater are a treat considering the great sound and ample tiered seating.  For this gig though, we expect fans might want to get a bit more rowdy than the setup allows.  These are classic rock queens, after all.

Heart at the State Fair last summer
Heart at the State Fair last summer
Photo by Rebecca McDonald

The show on June 29 marks the fourth time Heart has performed in the Twin Cities in the last three years, the latest at the State Fair this past summer. Having attended all those shows you can rest assured Ann Wilson still wields that brassy trademark wail, albeit not as cutting as it once was. The rapport between the two sisters is sweet and the duo has a fantastic ability to transport their audience back in time a few decades.

Joan Jett is more of a wild card on this lineup as she and her band The Blackhearts haven't played in Minneapolis since her First Avenue gig in 2006. She did headline a show on the casino circuit in Carlton in the winter of 2011 -- right around the time she was nominated as a 2012 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee but was passed over due to lack of votes. No big deal. It's not like she's been called "The Queen of Rock & Roll" or anything.  

Tickets go on sale May 3. 

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Heart play Mystic Lake Casino on Friday, June 29. Tickets $35, $41, $47. 8 p.m.

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