KISS, Def Leppard team up for summer tour

Posted by on March 17, 2014

Looks like Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper isn’t the only ’70s/’80s nostalgia tour happening this Summer. While it had been rumored last week, KISS and Def Leppard officially announced that they’ll be teaming up for a jaunt. The 2014 Heroes tour will kick off on June 23rd and continue throughout the summer, wrapping up on August 31st. Strangely enough, this will be the first time the two bands have toured together.  However, don’t expect the two to play together.  In an interview, Leppard’s Joe Elliott said that neither one of them are jam bands, so it’s not like it’s the Grateful Dead and Phish are touring together.

And what of the tour name? No, it doesn’t mean the bands are heroes, even if KISS might have their own comic book back in the day. The “heroes” they refer to are U.S. troops. The bands are partnering with military companies, with $1 from each ticket sold going to the Wounded Warrior Project, and KISS is hoping to find some veterans to work on the crew. Tickets for the tour go on sale for most markets this Friday, March 21st. A handful, marked with an asterik, will go on sale on March 22nd.

06/23 West Valley, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
06/25 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
06/27 Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, Wash.
06/29 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
07/02 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
07/03 Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
07/05 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/06 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif.
07/08 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
07/09 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/12 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater *
07/13 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/15 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
07/16 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
07/18 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood *
07/19 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
07/20 Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
07/22 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/23 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/25 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center *
08/01 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
08/02 Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
08/03 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/05 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
08/06 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre *
08/08 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach *
08/09 Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/10 Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
08/12 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08/13 Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center *
08/15 East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
08/16 Tinley, Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
08/20 Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
08/22 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
08/23 Clarkston MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre *
08/24 Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion *
08/26 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
08/28 Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
08/29 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
08/31 Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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