Motley Crue and touring mates Def Leppard have just announced an “intimate” March 12th gig at Hollywood Florida’s Hard Rock Live. Blabbermouth reported tickets go on sale this Friday, January 13th local time via Ticketmaster. Prior to launching their 28-date South American and European trek dubbed the “World Tour,” the bands are also playing a few Stateside warm-up gigs at Atlantic City’s Rock Live at Etess Arena
The new tour, which kicks off in February and wraps in July, will hit Mexico, Columbia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, England, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and Ireland.
Alice Cooper has signed on as the opening act for Motley Crue and Def Leppard’s upcoming string of U.S. stadium shows. The August dates will hit Syracuse, New York; Columbus, Ohio; Fargo, North Dakota; Omaha, Nebraska; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and El Paso, Texas.
Guitarist Phil Collen told us Def Leppard is always aiming to introduce their catalogue to newer fans while on tour: “People go, ‘Oh, are you promotin’ any album?’ And it’s, like, ‘Yeah, all of ’em.’ We’ve got, like, 12 studio albums, or something, that we’re actually gonna be out there promoting. That’s really cool. That’s totally exciting that we can finally bring that to people in a different format. We’re changing up, obviously, some of the songs are gonna be different and the look of the stage and everything.”
UPDATED: Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Alice Cooper North American tour dates (subject to change):
February 10, 11 – Atlantic City, NJ – Rock Live at Etess Arena (Motley Crue and Def Leppard only)
March 12 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live (Motley Crue and Def Leppard only)
August 5 – Syracuse, NY – JMA Wireless Dome
August 8 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium
August 11 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
August 13 – Omaha, NE – Charles Schwab Field Omaha
August 16 – Tulsa, OK – H.A. Chapman Stadium
August 18 – El Paso, TX – Sun Bowl Stadium