KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE will embark on a massive co-headlining tour this summer. 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
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.
KISS frontman Paul Stanley told The Pulse Of Radio that his band has never thrown a slow pitch opening act simply to make KISS look better. “I’ve never been a fan of bands who take on weak support to make them look good, or because they’re not sure that they’re up to the task,” he said. “I always think that if you put on the great acts before us, then we go out there and have to prove why we deserve to be the headliner.”
Neil told Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun about the upcoming tour, “It’s going to be really cool because KISS is bringing their full stage show, and MÖTLEY will be bringing our full stage show, so you are going to see two huge headliners at the same time. It’s going to be one of the biggest tours of the summer, if not the biggest.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE recently entered drummer Tommy Lee‘s studio called The Atrium in Calabasas, California to begin recording a new song that will be released to coincide with the band’s upcoming tour.
KISS has completed recording its new album, “Monster”, for a summer release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include “It’s A Long Way Down”, “Back To The Stone Age”, “Shout Mercy”, “Out Of This World”, “Wall Of Sound” and “Hell Or Hallelujah”.