MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil has released what appears to be the official poster for the band’s upcoming co-headlining tour with KISS. Check it out below.
“Tomorrow!! Tour Dates!” reads Neil‘s tweet, in reference to today’s expected 5 p.m. ET joint press conference where the tour will be officially announced. The trek will reportedly kick off on July 19 and run for almost three months.
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.”
KISS members declined to reveal any details about the upcoming tour at the “Kiss By Monster Mini Golf” grand opening on Thursday, but the band’s guitarist, Tommy Thayer, did tell the Las Vegas Sun that he really enjoyed the CRÜE‘s performance at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in February, saying, “MÖTLEY CRÜE is one of my favorite bands.” He added that KISS would be interested in entertaining such a monthlong residency at some point. “It would have to be way over the top, but we’re a band that does things over the top anyway,” he said. “We know no boundaries.”
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 late spring 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”.