Kiss and Mötley Crüe Announce "The Tour"

March 22, 2012
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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. The Live Nation promoted tour will go on sale beginning Friday, March 23rd at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Both bands will have fan club pre-sales beginning Wednesday, March 21st at 10am.
 
Citi cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets beginning Wedneday, March 21st at 2pm local time through Citi's Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
 
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.
 
Kiss and Mötley Crüe THE TOUR:
 
DATE              CITY                                       VENUE
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

For tickets & VIP packages, including opportunities to meet Kiss and Mötley Crüe, please visit www.kiss.com or www.motley.com
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