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Kiss, Motley Crue Tour Announcement Today

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 20, 2012) – 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 and   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

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.

For tickets & VIP packages, including opportunities to meet KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE, please visit or



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


Reader Comments (12)

Well Ally, looks like they're hitting Cincy for ya on my birthday,8/31! This has the makings of an over the top double bill. I have seen both bands numerous times,including Kiss in 1976 (my very 1st concert at the ripe old age of 13) and 1978 in their heyday but i just may venture out to see them together!
March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
I get to celebrate my Birthday on Aug. 4 in Texas with CRUE & KISS!! Tickets appear to be reasonably priced (compared to what I thought but I haven't seen definite prices yet so....keeping fingers crossed). VERY EXCITED!!!
March 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkari
This is all about $$$$$ and $$$$$ only. Neither of these bands care about their fans anymore..Total sellouts. I will never pay to see this show,just like the 180.00 per ticket Van Halen Boston show with that senior citizen David Lee,,how the mighty have FALLEN (and I can't get up!") the 'press conference,,totally BS by Paul Stanley,Sixx and Vince ( gotta drop F-Bombs, cause Im so cool) Squeal. These two are a Fckn JOKE now.
March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJimbo
i agree 100% with jimbo's post. they wont get my money.
March 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbumblefootboy
I'll be going... but they will not get my money either. In fact, I'll probably hit 2 of the shows. I'd never help fill Paul and gene's pockets.
March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
takemy money i dont care i cant drive 55
March 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertommydahl
This is great and all, but without Ace and Peter plus Crüe goin' through the motions as the opener with the same ol' set list, is it really worth seeing? Maybe. But I won't bother. Gimme Aerosmith, Scorps, M3, Def Lep/Poison (More of the "Same ol' same ol'" but one's a long time Mark II line-up with the other all original), Boston and Van Halen.
March 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Ticketmaster has the Cincy prices listed. $147-175 for pavillion and $50 for lawn. YIKES! They better add a good opener, or its no dice for me.
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
At those prices Kenny',I don't see me going to the Toyota Pavillion in Scranton PA either....
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
$200 for alpine valley for covered seats and $50 for lawn. Blasphemy...
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
$200 for covered seats and $50 for lawn. good luck trying to sell tickets at that price.
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbumblefootboy
Live Nation can SUCK IT!!! Yes, I'll still go but after seeing these RIDICULOUSLY OVERPRICED and OVERRATED VIP ticket prices today....I'll most likely stick with lawn!!! Should be a fun night of rock overall!!!
March 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkari

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