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 Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Both bands will have fan club pre-sales beginning Wednesday, March 21st at 10am.
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2pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete
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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.
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.
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.
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 soon to be announced major world
tour starting in summer of 2012.
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.
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