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KISS and Mötley Crüe Announce North American Tour

KISS and Mötley Crüe will be hitting the road this summer for a trek so epic it’s simply dubbed “The Tour.” Starting at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia on July 20th, the extensive tour covers the entire Continental U.S., eventually wrapping up on September 23rd in Hartford, Connecticut.

KISS and Mötley Crüe 2012 North American Tour

Both iconic rock bands will be debuting new music on the road, as KISS has been working on a new album entitled Monster, and Mötley Crüe will be playing at least one brand new song, according to bassist Nikki Sixx.

“We’re gonna play [the new song] on tour. We just wrote it and recorded it. We’re just finishing mixing,” he revealed to VH1 Radio Network’s Dave Basner. “It’s called ‘Sex’ and it sounds very much like it’s off of the first record [1981’s Too Fast for Love]. And that was definitely on purpose. I’ve been writing very simple riffs for the last year and focusing on how these riffs would work for Vince [Neil, singer], basically, and took it in the studio with Tommy [Lee, drummer] and Mick [Mars, guitarist] and the thing just came alive.”

KISS’s Monster is the follow up to 2009’s Sonic Boom. Bassist Gene Simmons, who will be awarded Revolver Magazine’s Golden God Award in April, will also be taking the band on a world tour, also slated to begin during the summer.

KISS and Mötley Crüe: The Tour Dates:

  • Jul 20, 2012: Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
  • Jul 21, 2012: Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
  • Jul 22, 2012: Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
  • Jul 24, 2012: Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
  • Jul 25, 2012: Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • Jul 27, 2012: West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheater
  • Jul 28, 2012: Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
  • Jul 31, 2012: Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
  • Aug 3, 2012: Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • Aug 4, 2012: Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavillion
  • Aug 7, 2012: Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion
  • Aug 8, 2012: Englewood, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
  • Aug 10, 2012: Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
  • Aug 11, 2012: Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Arts Center
  • Aug 12, 2012: Chula Vista, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
  • Aug 14, 2012: Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • Aug 16, 2012: Concord, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
  • Aug 18, 2012: Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
  • Aug 19, 2012: Ridgefield, WA – Sleep Country Amphitheater
  • Aug 24, 2012: Grand Junction, CO – Rock Jam
  • Aug 26, 2012: Tulsa, OK – BOK Center (on-sale 3/30)
  • Aug 27, 2012: Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • Aug 29, 2012: Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota State Fair (on-sale 3/31)
  • Aug 31, 2012: Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
  • Sep 1, 2012: Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
  • Sep 2, 2012: Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
  • Sep 4, 2012: Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
  • Sep 5, 2012: Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • Sep 7, 2012: Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  • Sep 8, 2012: East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
  • Sep 11, 2012: Allegan, MI – Allegan County Fair (on-sale 5/5)
  • Sep 12, 2012: Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
  • Sep 13, 2012: Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
  • Sep 15, 2012: Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
  • Sep 16, 2012: Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
  • Sep 18, 2012: Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
  • Sep 19, 2012: Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
  • Sep 21, 2012: Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Sep 22, 2012: Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
  • Sep 23, 2012: Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre