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What happens when two of rock's most iconic bands team up for a once-in-a-lifetime event? You get one of the most anticipated tours of Summer 2014, that's what.
Fresh of of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (and the release of Kiss 40, a compilation which includes one song from each of their previously released records), Kiss are about to embark on their 40th Anniversary Tour and will be putting on their usual spectacular show in over forty cities across the U.S. The shows promise to include all the pyro and explosions that have made their liver performances legendary as well as the make-up, magic, and mayhem that have made them one of the hottest bands in the world.
Joining Kiss on the tour will be the one and only Def Leppard, who are as equally iconic as they are legendary. Vocalist Joe Elliott discussed the two bands touring together with Gene Simmons, and said, "It's finally happened, which is fantastic." Paul Stanley of Kiss stated that "We've run into each other at festivals, and it just seemed to be a natural fit."
Def Leppard has been writing material for their next record, due out in 2015, but don't expect to hear anything new on this tour. Elliot says, "We all camped out at my house and wrote songs, which you will hear none of this Summer." Instead fans can expect to hear the songs that have made the band one of the most successful British imports ever.
Tour dates are below, and make sure to go to www.livenation.com to buy tickets to what is sure to be the hottest tour of the Summer!
June 23 - West Valley City, Utah (USANA Amphitheater)
June 25 - Denver, Colo. (Pepsi Center)
June 27 - Ridgefield, Wash. (Sleep Country Amphitheater)
June 29 - Auburn, Wash. (White River Amphitheatre)
July 2 - Concord, Calif. (Concord Pavilion)
July 3 - Wheatland, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
July 5 - Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 6 - Chula Vista, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
July 8 - Los Angeles, Calif. (The Forum)
July 9 - Phoenix, Ariz. (Ak-Chin Pavilion)
July 12 - Austin, Texas (Austin360 Amphitheater)
July 13 - Dallas, Texas (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
July 15 - Cincinnati, Ohio (Riverbend Music Center)
July 16 - Nashville, Tenn. (Bridgestone Arena)
July 18 - Atlanta, Ga. (Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood)
July 19 - Charlotte, N.C. (PNC Music Pavilion)
July 20 - Raleigh, N.C. (Walnut Creek Amphitheatre)
July 22 - West Palm Beach, Fla. (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
July 23 - Tampa, Fla. (MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre)
July 25 - Bristow, Va. (Jiffy Lube Live)
July 26 - Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 1 - Mansfield, Mass. (Xfinity Center)
Aug. 2 - Atlantic City, N.J. (Boardwalk Hall)
Aug. 3 - Camden, N.J. (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Aug. 5 - Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) (on sale March 22)
Aug. 6 - Wantagh, N.Y. (Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre)
Aug. 8 - Virginia Beach, Va. (Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach)
Aug. 9 - Scranton, Pa. (Pavilion at Montage Mountain)
Aug. 10 - Hartford, Conn. (Xfinity Theatre)
Aug. 12 - Toronto, Ontario (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)
Aug. 13 - Darien, N.Y. (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center) Aug. 15 - East Troy, Wisc. (Alpine Valley Music Theatre)
Aug. 16 - Tinley Park, Ill. (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Aug. 17 - Minneapolis, Minn. (Target Center)
Aug. 20 - Des Moines, Iowa (Wells Fargo Arena)
Aug. 22 - Noblesville, Ind. (Klipsch Music Center)
Aug. 23 - Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 24 - Burgettstown, Pa. (First Niagara Pavilion)
Aug. 26 - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
Aug. 28 - Maryland Heights, Mo. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Aug. 29 - Tulsa, Okla. (BOK Center)
Aug. 31 - Woodlands, Texas (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)