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KISS, Motley Crue Co-Headline Summer Tour (Video)

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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