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She Loves to Rock & Roll

January 6, 2017

Joan Jett is taking The Blackhearts back out on the road. Jett, who spent part of 2016 on the road with Heart and Cheap Trick as part of "The Rock Hall Three For All" tour, kicks off the New Year on January 21st in West Virginia. As it stands now, Jett and the band have dates on the books through September 23rd when they hit Tulsa, Oklahoma and are expected to be rolling out their full itinerary in the not too distant future. 

Although revered for both their classic '80s hits and ongoing pedal to the metal live shows, Jett says that back in the day she and the Blackhearts faced nothing but rejection trying to land a record deal: "We wanted to be on a major, we really wanted to be on a major label. We sent four or five songs; 'Bad Reputation,' I Love Rock N' Roll,' 'Crimson And Clover,' 'Do You Wanna Touch Me. . .' -- maybe one other one, all of which turned out to be Top 10 hits. We got 23 rejection letters from all the majors and the minors: 'You guys need a song search. . . . Maybe she should lose the guitar. . .' So, you gotta say to yourself, 'Either they can't hear hits, or they're not listening to the tapes' -- but whatever it is, they completely ignored it."

Just announced tour dates

January 21 - Charles Town, WV - Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races
February 18 - Lake Charles, LA - Golden Nugget
February 24 - Robinsonville, MS - Bluesville At Horseshoe Tunica
March 3, 4 - Lincoln City, OR - Chinook Winds Casino Resort
May 6 - Ocean City, MD - Inlet Beach - Springfest
September 23 - Tulsa, OK - Paradise Cove at Margaritaville