This summer two of the world's greatest rock bands, KISS and DEF LEPPARD, are set to deliver a massive tour dedicated to fans who wanna rock and roll all night! These two legendary rock bands spanning two continents announced today that they will launch the tour as KISS celebrates their 40th year in music. The summer's biggest hit-fueled rock tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will storm through 40-plus cities throughout North America kicking-off on Monday, June 23 in West Valley City, Utah at the USANA Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, March 21 through the Live Nation mobile app and at LiveNation.com.
The dates are as follows:
Jun. 23 - West Valley City, UT - USANA Amphitheater
Jun. 25 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Jun. 27 - Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater
Jun. 29 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater
Jul. 02 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
Jul. 03 - Wheatland, CA - Sacramento Valley Amphitheater
Jul. 05 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 06 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Jul. 08 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Jul. 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Jul. 12 - Austin, TX - austin360 Amphitheater
Jul. 13 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jul. 15 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 16 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Jul. 18 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood
Jul. 19 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
Jul. 20 - Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Jul. 22 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
Jul. 23 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
Jul. 25 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 26 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 01 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Aug. 02 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
Aug. 03 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 05 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 06 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
Aug. 08 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Aug. 09 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 10 - Hartford, CT - The Xfinity Theatre
Aug. 12 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 13 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 15 - East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theater
Aug. 16 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center**
Aug. 20 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena**
Aug. 22 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 23 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 24 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 26 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
Aug. 28 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 29 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Aug. 31 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
KISS and DEF LEPPARD jointly decided to support our heroes and honor their dedicated fans in the armed services by partnering with numerous military organizations for the tour. Partnerships will include the USO, Hiring Our Heroes, Project Resiliency/Raven Drum Foundation, August Warrior Project and the Wounded Warrior Project. All military personnel will be given exclusive access to discounted tickets for the tour with their own pre-sale through Military.com/Monster.com while also participating in the tour launch announcement featuring a live streamed question-andanswer session with band members from KISS and DEF LEPPARD in Los Angeles, California at the House Of Blues on Monday, March 17. Military charities will receive a portion of ticket sales with the money raised being split amongst all the non-profit organizations participating with the summer tour.
Military personnel will have access to a pre-sale hosted by Military.com on Tuesday, March 18 starting at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Video footage of today's press conference announcing the tour can be seen below.
With their signature makeup, explosive stage show and anthems like "Rock And Roll All Nite" and "Detroit Rock City", KISS is the very personification of rock stars. In 2014, the band celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of their first album, "Kiss". After four decades of scoring countless hit singles, sold-out tours and appearing everywhere from comic books to lunch boxes to their very own TV movie, the iconic band remains one of the most influential artists in the history of rock and roll. At the top of American bands with the most gold albums, KISS has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide — including their chart-topping 20th studio album, "Monster", produced by Paul Stanley and released in 2012. In support of that album, the band performed their worldwide "Monster" tour with sold-out-out shows in Australia, Europe, South America, North America and Japan as once again KISS, and their loyal followers in the KISS Army, rocked the globe.
DEF LEPPARD's influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums — including two of the best-selling albums of all time, "Pyromania" and "Hysteria". Most recently, the band released their first live album, "Mirror Ball: Live & More", which rose to the Top 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. The album captures the group's legendary concert experience, bringing together live versions of classic LEPPARD hits such as "Rock Of Ages", "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Foolin'".
With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, DEF LEPPARD — Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums) — continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past thirty years the band's concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them an institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.