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· Toddstar on May 08 2012 01:19:23
Tour News




Rock ‘n Roll doesn’t get any bigger than this! KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE... On the same stage... On the same night. This spectacle of spectacles announced today, KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE are uniting to launch THE TOUR of 2012. The summer's biggest, baddest rock tour will level 40+ cities nationwide starting July 20th.

With combined album sales of almost 200 million, KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE are more than just iconic; they remain today as the dominant powerhouses of rock music tallying 30+ chart-topping hits, countless sold out tours and awards and accolades from around the world. Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever and their signature over-the-top pyrotechnics. This is the first time KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE will share a stage since 1982.

KISS consists of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. MÖTLEY CRÜE consists of Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee.

These veterans of the music business are still at the height of their popularity. KISS is the juggernaut of them all, with 3,000 licensed merchandise products, including the KISS golf course in Las Vegas and a new album. KISS has broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis. MÖTLEY CRÜE is the first rock band in history to have just completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band is best known for continuing to reinvent not only their live show (with mind blowing elements such as Tommy Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster) and music (brand new song due out this spring), but remain on the cutting edge via social media interaction.  MÖTLEY CRÜE’s New York Times bestselling book The Dirt is currently being adapted into a major motion picture.  Last month, the band was featured in one of the highest rated Super Bowl ads of all time for the KIA Optima.

For tickets & VIP packages, including opportunities to meet KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE, please visit or

Jul 20          Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jul 21          Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Jul 22          Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Jul 24          Atlanta, GA - Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jul 25          Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 27          West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
Jul 28          Tampa, FL - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Jul 31          Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Aug 03          Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 04          Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavillion
Aug 07          Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion
Aug 08          Englewood, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Aug 10          Phoenix, AZ - Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Aug 11          Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Arts Center
Aug 12          Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 14          Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 16          Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
Aug 18          Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
Aug 19          Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater
Aug 24          Grand Junction, CO - Rock Jam
Aug 26          Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Aug 27          Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 29          Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota State Fair
Aug 31          Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend MusicCenter
Sep 01          Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Sep 02          Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagra Pavilion
Sep 04          Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Sep 05          Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep 07          Tinley Park, IL - Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sep 08          East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Sep 11          Allegan, MI - Allegan County Fair
Sep 12          Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Sep 13          Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sep 15          Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sep 16          Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
Sep 18          Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sep 19          Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Sep 21          Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Sep 22          Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sep 23          Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre

About KISS:
KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll.  As one of America's top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 90 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin' The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour.

The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the "Hottest Band in the World" is a striking testament to the band's unbreakable bond with its fans, and just one of the reasons KISS was nominated for induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.    KISS is currently in the studio recording "Monster", the followup to  their 2009 chart topping album "Sonic Boom" and preparing for a soon to be announced major world tour starting in summer of 2012.

For more information, please visit and follow the band: @KISSonline

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance, a New York Times bestselling memoir, and countless sold out gigs across the globe, playing to millions of fans.

For more information, please visit:
Follow the band:  @thevinceneil, @MrMickMars, @nikkisixx, @MrTommyLand

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit

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