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KISS/Motley Crue Tour Kickoff
· Toddstar on July 17 2012 02:14:16
Tour News


WHO: 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 will be summer's biggest, baddest rock tour set to level 40+ cities nationwide starting July 20th.

WHAT: OPENING NIGHT of summer’s biggest co-headlining tour!!

WHEN: Friday, July 20th

WHERE: Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, Virgina

** Additional tour dates listed below

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, and these veterans of the music business are still at the height of their popularity.

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.

KISS is the juggernaut of them all having already broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis. Their 40-plus year history includes -- 28 U.S. gold albums, the most gold records for any American rock band, 40 million sales in the U.S., and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide.   Their 20th studio album MONSTER will be released October 16,  The band’s first single from  MONSTER,   the full-throttle, autobiographical rocker “Hell or Hallelujah,” immediately went #1 on the iTunes rock  charts in the U.S., Australia, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Top 40 charts in Argentina, Bolivia, Greece, Czech Republic, Brazil, Slovakia, Netherlands, Norway, and more.

MÖTLEY CRÜE is the first rock band in history to have 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 “Sex” out now), 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.

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 3               Houston, TX                            Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 4               Dallas, TX                               Gexa Energy Pavillion
Aug 7               Albuquerque, NM                    Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion
Aug 8               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 (on-sale 3/30)
Aug 27             Maryland Heights, MO           Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 29             Minneapolis, MN                     Minnesota State Fair (on-sale 3/31)
Aug 31             Cincinnati, OH                                    Riverbend MusicCenter
Sep 1               Noblesville, IN                         Klipsch Music Center
Sep 2               Pittsburgh, PA                         First Niagra Pavilion
Sep 4               Nashville, TN                          Bridgestone Arena
Sep 5               Clarkston, MI                          DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep 7               Tinley Park, IL                         First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sep 8               East Troy, WI                          Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Sep 11             Allegan, MI                              Allegan County Fair (on-sale 5/5)
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.   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.

With more than 3,000 licensed merchandise products, KISS is a global brand. 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 loyalty and unbreakable bond with its fans worldwide.     In fact, their recent lyric video for “
Hell or Hallelujah,” has already been translated into Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew.

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 AND MÖTLEY CRÜE THE TOUR:

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