MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON, NEW YORK DOLLS: Tour Dates Revealed

MÖTLEY CRÜE will embark on a summer "headlining" tour "with support from POISON and special guest NEW YORK DOLLS."

The dates for the trek are as follows (more shows to be added):

May 29 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
Jun. 07 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jun. 09 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Jun. 10 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Jun. 12 - Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Pavilion
Jun. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Jun. 15 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Jun. 17 - Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion
Jun. 18 - Las Vegas, NV - [to be announced]
Jun. 19 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Jun. 21 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Jun. 22 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jun. 24 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Jun. 25 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
Jun. 26 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jun. 28 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
Jun. 29 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 01 - Tinley Park, IL - FMB Amphitheatre
Jul. 02 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul. 03 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Jul. 05 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
Jul. 06 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
Jul. 08 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Jul. 09 - Pelham, AL - Verizon Wireless Music Center *
Jul. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jul. 12 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul. 13 - Hershey, PA - Star Pavilion at Hersheypark
Jul. 15 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Jul. 16 - Camden, NJ - Susquehannna Bank Center
Jul. 19 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
Jul. 20 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Jul. 22 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 23 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Jul. 27 - Cheyenne, WY - Frontier Days **
Jul. 29 - Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre
Jul. 30 - Frederick, MD - Outlaw Jam 2011
Jul. 31 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Aug. 5 - Tomah, WI - Fort McCoy

* July 9 - MÖTLEY CRÜE and NEW YORK DOLLS only
** July 27 - MÖTLEY CRÜE only

A press release issued by the POISON camp on Monday indicated that the Bret Michaels-fronted glam rockers and MÖTLEY CRÜE would "co-headline" the tour.

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil was asked during a November 19, 2010 appearance on the "Elliot In The Morning" radio talk show about POISON singer Bret Michaels' onstage claim that POISON and MÖTLEY CRÜE would celebrate their 25th and 30th anniversaries, respectively, this year by joining forces for a North American trek. "I don't know why Bret would say that," Neil said. "And I hadn't heard about it. People were asking me, and I'm going, 'I never heard that in my life.' And I was getting a lot of Twitters about it. I finally just called my office and said, 'What is up with this?' I was kind of pissed that nobody told me. And they go, 'Look, we have no idea. There was never anything like that [being considered] or that was even being talked about.' But the funny thing is, ever since [Bret] did that and now people are talking about it, crazier things have happened. It could happen. Because you have promoters out there going, 'Hmmm…. Yeah, maybe. Yeah, that sounds like a great package.' You know what I mean?!"

When reporters recently asked Bret Michaels if there was any bad blood between the bands, Michaels laughed: "There may be some friendly competition but there is no bad blood at all on my part. Nikki [Sixx, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist] and I have spoken several times on the phone recently and the conversations went great." Michaels continued, "Music is a universal language and I am extremely excited that this tour has come together as are the fans, they are truly going to see a great show. Honestly, I could care less about all the mudslinging, it gets nobody nowhere, and after all I have been through health wise in the last year, I am going to try to focus on what does matter which is the show, the fans, fun and personally throwing a hell of a backstage party."

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