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In Case You Wanted to See Motley's 'Official' Announcement...

Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx got together along with David Johansen of the New York Dolls to announce their summer trek. Notice no member of Poison was present. Hmmm. At any rate, toward the end of the clip, Nikki mentions a contest on where you can win a trip to the Sunset Strip Music Festival. I won't lie: I'm going to enter.

The tour dates, in case you didn't click the link in yesterday's post update:

May  29, 2011 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
June 07, 2011 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 09, 2011 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
June 10, 2011 Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 12, 2011 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Pavilion
June 14, 2011 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
June 15, 2011 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
June 17, 2011 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
June 18, 2011 Las Vegas, NV Venue TBD
June 19, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
June 21, 2011 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
June 22, 2011 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 24, 2011 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
June 25, 2011 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
June 26, 2011 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
June 28, 2011 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
June 29, 2011 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 01, 2011 Tinley Park, IL FMB Amphitheatre
July 02, 2011 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 03, 2011 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
July 05, 2011 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
July 06, 2011 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
July 08, 2011 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
July 09, 2011 * Pelham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 10, 2011 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 12, 2011 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 13, 2011 Hershey, PA Star Pavilion at Hersheypark
July 15, 2011 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
July 16, 2011 Camden, NJ Susquehannna Bank Center
July 19, 2011 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
July 20, 2011 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 22, 2011 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 23, 2011 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24, 2011 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
July 27, 2011 ** Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days
July 29, 2011 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
July 30, 2011 Frederick, MD Outlaw Jam 2011
July 31, 2011 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 5, 2011 Tomah, WI Fort McCoy

* July 9 - Motley Crue and New York Dolls only
** July 27 - Motley Crue only

Reader Comments (7)

I know I said I wasn't going. And I probably won't. But now I kinda want to. I don't know.

I'll be interested to see how much lawn tickets are at Riverbend (Cincinnati). In the past, Poison has done special 4-pack deals and 2-for-1 deals, but I don't recall that being done for Crue Fest.

It will probably come down to the price. Less than $30, I might do it.
March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJT

If I were YOU, plural, I wouldn't miss this potentially "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity.

I'm aimin' for The Hollywood Bowl but would also like to hit this at both Florida dates and possibly Fredrick, MD or Mohegun Sun.

Hopefully, I'll be able to make at least one.

p.s. I still say the rivalry and having The Dolls in the equation will make for a better show, as I believe Michaels and Neil, who are known for mailing it in, will rise to the occasion. And get ready for a little cultural history with The New York Dolls, without whom Crue and especially Poison would not exist. Listen to The New York Dolls' Todd Rundgren produced masterpiece of a first album from '72 to get the ball rolling!
March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Put me in Coach ! I'm ready to play !

No chance I'm going to miss this !!!
March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDamnp78
my only interest is really in seeing the New York Dolls play a larger venue. To see them at the Hollywood Bowl, surely would be something. Too bad it's really only the TWO York Dolls now. But David & Syl, on a big stage w/ decent sound could be cool. If I can't get in free, I'll look for the cheapest seat available. No need to be up close to any of these bands.
March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAce
I've seen Crue point blank AND The Dolls point blank, yet, I hate to admit it, I've never even seen Poison! If I ever said I did on here I lied!

But that's not the reason I want to see them or the other two bands point blank.

It's always better to see ANY band point blank, I don't care if it's The Lawrence Welk Big Band playin' in Branson, Missouri.

You ALWAYS hear more, see more, feel more when you are POINT BLANK.

If I hadn't been point blank close for Aerosmith at Jones Beach, I wouldn't have had Tyler stick his mike out to me to sing back ups to "Jaded", TWICE! If I hadn't been point blank at Cheap Trick countless times, I wouldn't have had the chance to duck all of those picks flicked at me by Rick Neilsen.

If I hadn't been point blank for Kiss at Madison Square Garden, I wouldn't have had Frehley served up to me on a silver platter with a hydraulic lift, strikin' his E-Chords right in my face, lodging the memory of his pointing, black nailpolished fingertips right into my psyche forever.

If I hadn't been point blank for Crue at Jones Beach, I wouldn't have had Mick Marrs makin' Goo Goo eyes at my girlfriend. Or gotten a tan from the Pyro. Or we wouldn't have been rappin' with Tommy Lee immediately after the show while we were swiggin' from his bottle of Jager.

If I hadn't been point blank at M3, I wouldn't have had Phil Lewis tellin' me, "That's pretty good." from the stage, when he could hear me singin' back ups to "I Wanna Be Your Man". I wouldn't have had Mathias Jobs starin' at me like I was crazy when I was screamin' my head off or Tom Keifer blowin' me a kiss and sayin' "Thank You" cuz I was screamin' so loud! Hahaha!!! Say what you will, it happened and it ain't weird like you think, it was genuine.

And then there's the clubs, where I either got there so far ahead of time, I got a spot, or I pushed and shoved my way to the front and wound up so close I could see the street mud on Johnny Ramone's Chuck Taylor high tops or shake Robbin Crosby's hand when I saw Ratt at Hammerjacks.

Or had I not bought front and center tickets so far in advance for Peter Wolf of J. Geils at Stephen Talkhouse in the Hamptons, I wouldn't have had him stealin' my beers and gettin' so close to my face I could have bitten his nose off while he sang into the mike, "Blow your face out. Motor City shake out."

So, for this, and that means also the chance to see The Dolls point blank at The Hollywood Bowl, if you got the bread, Ace, you should go for it.

Thing is, I know what it is to not have the bux when you need 'em so if you can't you can't, but don't miss the chance, if you can. Especially at The Hollywood Bowl, where you know Crue and Poison are gonna be givin' it their all for "hometown" braggin' rights.

I have a feelin' they're both gonna knock themselves out so hard, both are gonna win.

And, yeah, it is great to be point blank for all of those "so close I can see their dental work" moments. But, it really comes right down to hearin' that guitar right from the amps when the guitarist hits a note right in front of your face. It's the immediacy of the music you just cannot put a price on.

Which is why I'll probably wind up payin' the pied piper dearly at the last minute to get up point blank time after time this Summer if I can scrape it together in time.

Side Note: I just watched Michaels, on Piers Morgan Tonight, allude to playin' Madison Square Garden and with enough momentum with this tour, it could happen!

Side Side Note: It was brought to light in tonight's Bret Michael's interview that Slash stole Piers Morgan's blue leather jacket when G'n'R played Wembley decades ago! Slash still has it and wears it all the time on stage! Piers Morgan ROCKS!
March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Seriously, Metalboy!? You've never seen Poison live? I've flown to the States TWICE to see Poison play! You have no excuses! :P

I've heard a few people on here grizzle about Poison's energy of late, but I know that I've been blown away every time I've seen them live. They're like Kiss: you need to see them in concert in order to really get what all the fuss is about. I was front 'n' center for both bands when they played Wellington a few years back, and there really was nothing like having 'Unskinny Bop' sung directly to my cleavage. It was most festive. ;)

Mind you, I've also heard a lot of bad things about Motley live... and I've been pretty underwhelmed by their live DVDs to tell the truth. I'm wondering whether that's the real reason why Nikki has always killed any thoughts of joining together with Poison on a bill. It would be nice if they both stepped up their games to compensate, but I honestly wonder how much Vince has left in him after all the drinking...
March 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKiki Chrome
Yes, Kiki, I admit, I've never seen 'em live.

But this summer I will see 'em at least once POINT BLANK. I'm actually hoping it's at The Hollywood Bowl.

I saw Crue not too long ago and Neil twice last year. Gotta say, Nikki, Mick and Tommy all play their as*ses off but Vince definitely mails it in.

I noticed the same circumstance with Poison on VH1 Classic Live in Concert show recently rebroadcast last year. The "band" was firing on all pistons except for the lead singer, who was halfa*sing it all the way.

Maybe these two will subconsciously egg each other on into performing better.

p.s. Have you ever seen The New York Dolls? Killer!
March 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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