It was only about two weeks ago when the big news was the announcement of the Motley Crue ending their retirement and then breaking the news about a massive tour that involved them with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. There was a lot of cool details in that announcement and if you didn’t see it just click HERE to be up to speed. Now there is an update to the matter which you can read below.
The Press Release:
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!! New dates have been announced for San Antonio, Kansas City, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Nashville, Cincinnati and Cleveland. All have been integrated into the previously announced dates. Continue reading Motley Crue/Def Leppard “The Stadium Tour” Announces Additional Dates→
Ever since Motley Crue announced their cessation of breaking up by blowing up the contract that they swore was binding and shall forever stand (discussed HERE), the chatter has been high about what will come to pass from it. Sure some websites said a co-headlining run with Def Leppard would take place and then there was teases from Poison that some big news was a coming and well, here it is my friends. Presenting the full on details about “The Stadium Tour”. Read on down below and I’ll be back for more at the close if I can catch my breath admidst all this excitement.
The Press Release:
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 10am at www.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 10am local time until Thursday, December 12 at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Continue reading This Just In: Motley Crue & Def Leppard Announce “The Stadium Tour” For Summer 2020→
Since today is the Fourth Of July, the Independence Day of these United States, I wanted to have a little fun and share some of the songs that bring some American spirit to the song. Now these aren’t necessarily patriotic numbers of course but have our branding in them somewhere and I hope that you enjoy this little summary. Please know that clicking the album artwork will launch the song on Spotify or on YouTube if I couldn’t find a link there. You’re going to need a Spotify account to enjoy this best and by now you should have one anyway. Here we go.
“We’re An American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad: Recorded in 1973, this perennial by the great Grand Funk Railroad has long been a favorite of Rockers everywhere. Everything about this song is great from its rousing lyrical base to the overall melody and not only does it start with some solid drumming, but its sung by the bands drummer Don Brewer. It’s been covered a number of times but some varied artists over the years but the original remains the very best. I’ll be featuring a few of the covers as well for the sake of comparison but a little later on in the narrative.
“(You Can Still) Rock In America” by Night Ranger: Fast forwarding ten years in Rock Music history comes my very first go at the band Night Ranger thanks to this single from their “Midnight Madness” album. My friend had MTV (as we didn’t in NYC at the time) and when I saw this track I was an immediate fan and recall going out to buy the LP and the bands first album “Dawn Patrol” as well. At least I think that is how it happened but we are talking so many years ago but I digress. This tune is amazing from beginning to end as well with stellar guitar work and drumming and a lyrical base that finds you singing along right after your first listen. It’s still one of my favorites in the bands catalog and finds me screaming at the top of my lungs when I see them do it in concert.