Three decades after Motley Crue first opened for KISS, the two bands have decided to share the stage again. In a grandiose, double-billed trek the guys are calling simply “The Tour”, the groups will crisscross the country starting in Bristow, Virginia on July 20th and ending in Hartford, Connecticut on September 23rd. To celebrate and publicize the big news, band members held a joint press conference in which they let fans know exactly what to expect.
Each gig will feature a ninety minute set from Motley Crue followed by a ninety minute set from KISS. Gene Simmons said fans should expect to be “drenched, exhausted and completely satisfied” at the close of each concert, while Tommy Lee said he expects the dates will be a great chance for people who always wanted to see the two bands to experience both in one night.
According to MSNBC, members of both bands also touched on their mutual admiration for the other’s work. In theory, Motley Crue and KISS should appeal to the same general fanbase while bringing something different to the table, offering a well-balanced and interesting show.
You can check out a list of the dates below…
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
Enthusiastic about Clue, case-of-the-week mysteries, the NBA and cookies at Disney World. Less enthusiastic about the pricing structure of cable, loud noises and Tuesdays.
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