KISS, Motley Crue Co-Headline Summer Tour (Video)
The hard rock bands are going on the road together for two months, starting July 20 in Bristow, Va.
Get ready to rock, heavy metal fans: KISS and Motley Crue will embark on a joint tour this summer.
The vintage hard rock outfits are set to share the stage for the first time since 1982, kicking off a 40-city jaunt in Bristow, Va., on July 20. The bands will bounce from such North American destinations as Toronto, Minneapolis, Houston and Atlanta before wrapping things up in Hartford, Conn., on Sept. 23.
The collision of bands brings together KISS members -- Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer -- and Motley Crue's crew of Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee.
Between them, the rockers have amassed more than 200 million albums, sold-out tours and more than 30 hit songs. Tickets go on sale Friday on Ticketmaster and Live Nation's website. Both bands will have fan club pre-sales starting Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Watch the press conference that announced the trek -- moderated by THR music editor Shirley Halperin -- in the video below.
The Live Nation-promoted summer tour dates are as follows:
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