This summer two of the world’s greatest rock bands, KISS and DEF LEPPARD, are set to deliver a massive tour dedicated to fans who wanna rock and roll all night! These two legendary rock bands spanning two continents announced today that they will launch the tour as KISS celebrates their 40th year in music. The summer’s biggest hit-fueled rock tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will storm through 40-plus cities throughout North America kicking-off on Monday, June 23 in West Valley City, UT at the USANA Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, March 21 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.
With combined album sales of over 200 million, KISS and Def Leppard are more than just iconic; they remain TODAY’S dominant powerhouses of rock tallying 30+ chart-topping hits, countless sold out MEGA tours and awards and accolades from around the globe. Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever along with KISS’ signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.
KISS consists of vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons, vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley, lead guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer. Def Leppard consists of vocalist Joe Elliott, guitarist Vivian Campbell, guitarist Phil Collen, bassist Rick “Sav” Savage and drummer Rick Allen.
June 23 – USANA Amphitheater, West Valley City, Utah
June 25 – Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo.
June 27 – Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, Wash.
June 29 – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, Wash.
July 2 – Concord Pavilion, Concord, Calif.
July 3 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, Calif.
July 5 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif.
July 6 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif.
July 8 – The Forum, Los Angeles, Calif.
July 9 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Ariz.
July 12 – Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, Texas
July 13 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, Texas
July 15 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 16 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.
July 18 – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Ga.
July 19 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.
July 20 – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.C.
July 22 – Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla.
July 23 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Fla.
July 25 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va.
July 26 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J.
August 1 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Mass.
August 2 – Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J.
August 3 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J. August 5 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
August 6 – Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, N.Y.
August 8 – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Va.
August 9 – Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Penn.
August 10 – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Conn.
August 12 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, On.
August 13 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien, N.Y.
August 15 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisc.
August 16 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill.
August 17 – Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
August 20 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
August 22 – Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind.
August 23 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich.
August 24 – First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, Penn.
August 26 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
August 28 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo.
August 29 – BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.
August 31 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, Texas