The world's most iconic and celebrated rock legends will hit the road together next summer for a coheadlining tour so massive that it could only be held in America's biggest stadiums. "The Stadium Tour" featuring DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE, with POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS will hit select cities in the U.S. where each band will bring their electrifying stage shows while promising to perform their stadium-sized anthems. Produced by Live Nation, the summer tour is set to steamroll through America, visiting the country's most iconic stadiums, was announced today at SiriusXM's Hollywood Studios live on the Volume Channel 106.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com. Check local listings for details. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 10 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, December 12 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM.
Tuesday, July 7 - Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium
Thursday, July 9 - Orlando, FL - Camping World Stadium
Saturday, July 11 - Charlotte, NC - Bank of America Stadium
Tuesday, July 14 - Arlington, TX - Globe Life Field
Wednesday, July 15 - Houston, TX - Minute Maid Park
Sunday, July 19 - San Francisco, CA - Oracle Park
Thursday, July 23 - San Diego, CA - Petco Park
Saturday, July 25 - Phoenix, AZ - State Farm Stadium
Sunday, August 9 - Atlanta, GA - SunTrust Park
Tuesday, August 11 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
Thursday, August 13 - Buffalo, NY - New Era Field
Saturday, August 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Citizens Bank Park
Sunday, August 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - PNC Park
Tuesday, August 18 - Milwaukee, WI - Miller Park
Thursday, August 20 - Detroit, MI - Comerica Park
Saturday, August 22 - Washington DC - Nationals Park
Sunday, August 23 - Flushing, NY - Citi Field
Tuesday, August 25 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park*
Friday, August 28 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field
Sunday, August 30 - Denver, CO - Coors Field
Wednesday, September 2 - Seattle, WA - T-Mobile Park
Saturday, September 5 - Los Angeles, CA - SoFi Stadium
CRÜE fans who shelled out for the band's 2014/2015 "farewell" tour were led to believe that the group would never return after playing its final show on December 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band touted the signing of a pre-tour "cessation of touring" agreement as cementing the fact it truly was the end of CRÜE's life on the road.
On November 18 — three years and 11 months after the band played its last show — CRÜE posted a video with Machine Gun Kelly, who portrayed Tommy Lee in the band's biopic "The Dirt", explaining that due to the band "becoming more popular than ever" and "gaining an entirely new legion of fans" in the four years they've been off the road, the band felt the need to blow up their previous contract in order to come out of retirement.
Back in 2014, bassist Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone that MÖTLEY CRÜE couldn't legally play again after the completion of the farewell tour. "The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract," he said. "But we know that will never happen. There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you're talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it.
"If anybody ever — and I don't believe anybody ever would — would call any other bandmembers and say, 'Hey, it's been 10 years, let's just do 10 shows. A million a pop,' it could never happen unless all four bandmembers agreed," Sixx added. "And if we did agree, the way we've set it up — including this conversation right now — we'd have so much egg on our face. We have so much pride that that alone would stop it."
After the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE reunited last year to record four new songs for "The Dirt" film, some fans assumed that the group would be open to the idea of playing together again at a special event to promote the movie. But Sixx shot down the idea earlier this year, telling Rolling Stone: "Sometimes I look out at my friends, like the guys in AEROSMITH and METALLICA, and I'm, like, 'God damn it, did we retire too soon?' But there will be no one-offs in our future. Maybe we'll just get together and jam in [guitarist] Mick Mars's front room."
The Stadium Tour 2020 - SiriusXM channel 106
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