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Saints of Los Angeles

MÖTLEY CRÜE has set a June 17 release date for its new album, "Saints of Los Angeles". The CD will be issued through Mötley Records, the band revealed today (April 15) at a press conference in Los Angeles.

In support of the album, MÖTLEY CRÜE will embark on a 40-plus-city North American amphitheater tour, beginning July 1 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., and wrapping Aug. 31 at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Pittsburgh.

Produced by Los Angeles-based Live Nation, Crüe Fest '08 will also feature rock acts BUCKCHERRY, PAPA ROACH, TRAPT and CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's side band SIXX: A.M.

Tickets will go on sale via beginning Friday or Saturday, depending on the market. Fans that can't wait for the onsale can get their tickets immediately by going to Citi cardmembers will also have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi's Private Pass Program, available to all Citi cardmembers at starting now and running through Friday, April 18 at 10pm.

Says Nikki Sixx of MÖTLEY CRÜE, "We are SO excited not only to headline our own annual summer festival, but also to be able to share the stage with the next generation of great rock bands. There's not a lot MÖTLEY CRÜE hasn't done so to say this summer's festival is going to be about rock 'n roll excess is an understatement. A night of hit songs by great bands and a trail of panties coast to coast ... Crüe Fest, hell yeah!"

Today's event featured the premiere of MÖTLEY CRÜE's brand new single,
"Saints of Los Angeles", which the band played live during a brief but raucous performance. The song, which also includes backing vocals by Josh Todd (BUCKCHERRY), Jacoby Shaddix (PAPA ROACH), James Michael (SIXX: A.M.) and Chris Brown (TRAPT) is the title track of the new album. Lyrically, the new album follows the story of the band's NY Times best-selling memoir "The Dirt", a no-holds-barred tell-all that features every gritty detail of the band's exploits as one of the world's biggest rock bands. The first single and video were serviced today to radio and television and the digital download was instantly made available for purchase at the iTunes Music Store. In an industry first, the song was also made available as a download for the Rock Band video game simultaneously with its single release.

Reader Comments (8)

Dang - no Moondance! :(
April 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatt
i am so pumped!
April 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdirty angel
I'm not really into Papa Roach, Trapt or Buck Cherry..But to see the Crue again is going to kick ass..Can't wait for the new album.
April 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
I can not find the pre sale at Citi for the Motley Crue Tour.
April 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkjd
Did they announce the Live Nation deal?
April 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein
No matter how you feel about the Crue announcement, AntiMusic's take on it is pretty amusing:
April 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermissy
I love all the bands on this tour! i really hope i get to go! I was totally into Trapt before any of those bands so, i am excited!
April 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChey
yea i'm not really into any of the other bands, but Crue is my fav. band so i can't wait for this albuM!
May 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermike

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