Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett Add Six New Tour Dates
The Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett tour will now begin in June, after six more dates have been announced in addition to the previously confirmed 22.
While the first stop on the Stadium Tour was originally supposed to be in Miami on July 7, the new start date is June 23 in Kansas City, Mo., with the last of the latest additions taking place on July 3 in Cleveland.
You can see the complete schedule below.
Motley Crue confirmed their reunion earlier this month after they blew up the 2014 Cessation of Touring Agreement that had committed them to ending their road career after a farewell tour.
“They knew that if they were ever to stand onstage together again, that contract would have to be destroyed,” an accompanying video stated. “Well, destruction has never been an issue for Motley Crue.”
The band’s manager, Allen Kovac, recently said the success of The Dirt movie and the fact that the film shifted the average age of Crue's fan base down to the 18-45 category was a contributing factor in their return.
Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott said he never believed Motley Crue would stick to their word. “I told Nikki [Sixx] that when he signed it, ‘You guys are just Bowie, Sinatra, Cher, all rolled into one,’” he recalled. “It’s theater. And those guys are theatrical. Contracts are there to be torn up. That’s what they are. People break them all the time in sports. Why can’t you break one in music?”
In another interview, Poison singer Bret Michaels said did what he could to encourage the reunion. “I always try to throw what I call gratitude and a positive attitude out there,” he explained. “So I kept throwing the good vibes out there. I said, 'It would be insane for the fans if we had Def Leppard and Poison, and then if Motley Crue would pull it back together, that would be incredible.'
Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett 2020 North American Tour
June 23 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Stadium
June 25 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium
June 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
June 29 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
July 2 – Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ballpark
July 3 – Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium
July 7 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
July 9 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium
July 11 – Charlotte, NC @ Bank of America Stadium
July 14 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
July 15 - Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
July 19 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
July 23 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
July 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
Aug. 9 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
Aug. 11 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 13 – Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field
Aug. 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
Aug. 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
Aug. 18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller Park
Aug. 20 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
Aug. 22 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
Aug. 23 – Flushing, NY @ Citi Field
Aug. 25 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
Aug. 28 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
Aug. 30 – Denver, CO @ Coors Field
Sept. 2 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
Sept. 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium