KISS and MOTLEY CRUE – The World’s Biggest Rock Bands on One Stage – The Tour

LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Rock ‘n Roll doesn’t get any bigger than this! KISS and MOTLEY CRUE… On the same stage… On the same night. This spectacle of spectacles announced today, KISS and MOTLEY CRUE 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 presales beginning Wednesday, March 21st at 10am.

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With combined album sales of almost 200 million, KISS and MOTLEY CRUE 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 MOTLEY CRUE will share a stage since 1982. 

KISS consists of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. MOTLEY CRUE 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. MOTLEY CRUE 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.  MOTLEY CRUE’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 MOTLEY CRUE, please visit or





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

About KISS

KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll.  As one of America’s top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 90 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour.  

The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans, and just one of the reasons KISS was nominated for induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. KISS is currently in the studio recording “Monster”, the followup to  their 2009 chart topping album “Sonic Boom” and preparing for a major world tour starting in summer of 2012.    

For more information, please visit and follow the band: @KISSonline


Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet–Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)–has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance, a New York Times bestselling memoir, and countless sold out gigs across the globe, playing to millions of fans.

For more information, please visit:

Follow the band:  @thevinceneil, @MrMickMars, @nikkisixx, @MrTommyLand

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit