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 on Tuesday, 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 public on-sale beginning Friday, March 23rd at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Sales for VIP ticket packages, including opportunities to meet the band, begin Thursday, March 22, at 10am local time for each city.
According to Blabbermouth.net, KISS and Mötley Crüe held a press conference on Tuesday, March 20 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California to officially announce details of their co-headlining 2012 North American summer tour, simply dubbed “The Tour”. The trek – which will see KISS closing the show each night – will kick off on July 20 in Bristow, Virginia and will run through September 23 in Hartford, Connecticut. The Live Nation-promoted tour will go on sale beginning Friday, March 23 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. The KISS Army fan club pre-sales begin Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m.
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Said Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx: “Growing up, I had a KISS poster, Aerosmith poster and Sweet on the wall, and for me to go out and do this together, it’s an honor. I know what KISS is about – I’ve been watching them for years – and I think it’s a perfect, perfect match. Maybe a match made in hell, in some places in America they may think, but it’s a perfect match and it’s gonna be all night long – hits, bombs, girls, topless a few. Mötley Crüe and KISS – I can’t wait to experience it myself.”
Added KISS frontman Paul Stanley: “Nikki and I have been in touch with each other and just going, ‘This is awesome.’ This is something we’re all really fired up about. It’s double what either one of us could do, so exponentially it’s that much bigger. Whatever either band is capable of doing, you do it double on one night. It’s out of the park, man. We’re gonna level each city, literally.”
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.