MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The Stadium Tour" with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS has been officially postponed until 2022.
The postponement was announced in a joint statement from the entire tour lineup and first shared by CRÜE singer Vince Neil via Instagram.
The statement reads as follows: "To all our loyal fans, we wanted to let you know that we learned today that the tour is getting moved to 2022.
"This is the only way to ensure that we can play ALL of the dates for ALL of you who have purchased tickets. We appreciate you hanging in there and can’t wait to get back on stage and bring 'The Stadium Tour' to all of our fans.
"It is going to be one for the history books!"
"The Stadium Tour" was originally scheduled to take place last summer but was pushed back to this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Prior to the latest postponement, "The Stadium Tour" was slated to kick off on June 19, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee and conclude on September 12, 2021 in San Diego, California.
The trek will now launch on June 16, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia and run through September 7, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
In January, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen told the "Jeremy White Podcast" that he was "really confident" "The Stadium Tour" would take place in 2021 provided that the COVID-19 vaccine was successfully rolled out. "It's the same way anywhere around the world," he said. "You go, 'Hey, are you coming to so and so?' Well, I don't know if we're allowed to travel and whether we would be allowed on the plane or even in that country. So, it's looking good — or not. We really don't know. It really comes down to how everyone deals with approaching this pandemic and stuff."
As of January 30, 2020, "The Stadium Tour" had already grossed $130 million from one million tickets sold, plus another $5 million worth of VIP seats, according to Billboard.
Tickets ranged from $150 to $400, not counting some varied pricing that reflected demand as part of "dynamic pricing."
When it happens, "The Stadium Tour" will mark the CRÜE's first live dates since wrapping its 2014/2015 farewell tour. CRÜE toured with POISON back in 2011 and DEF LEPPARD teamed up with POISON for a string of road dates in 2017 — but the upcoming jaunt marks the first time all four acts have hit the road together for an extended tour.
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of concerts and festivals have either been postponed or canceled, as social distancing and self-quarantining make performing live music and attending live shows all but impossible.
U.S. officials have repeatedly urged Americans to heed what federal, state and local officials are asking of them in order to curtail the spread and dampen the impact of the virus on the population.
"The Stadium Tour" 2022 dates:
June 16 - Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
June 18 - Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
June 19 - Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium
June 22 – Washington, D.C. @ Nationals Park
June 24 - Flushing, NY @ Citi Field
June 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
June 28 - Charlotte, NC @ Bank of America Stadium
Jun. 30 - Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
July 02 - Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
July 05 - St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium
July 08 - Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
July 10 - Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
July 12 - Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 14 - Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium
July 15 - Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ballpark
July 17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Miller Park
July 19 - Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Stadium
July 21 - Denver, CO @ Coors Field
August 05 - Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
August 06 - Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
August 10 - Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field
August 12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
August 14 - Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
August 19 - Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
August 21 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
August 22 - Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
August 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium
August 28 - San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
August 31 - Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
September 07 - San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
Photo credit: Dustin Jack
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