KISS And DEF LEPPARD Set To Tour This Summer

By Chip Tamplin

Published on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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-fuelled 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 Amphitheatre. Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, March 21 through the Live Nation mobile app and at Live Nation.

KISS and Def Leppard jointly decided to support our heroes and honor their dedicated fans in the armed services by partnering with numerous military organizations for the tour. Partnerships will include the USO, Hiring Our Heroes, Project Resiliency/The Raven Drum Foundation, August Warrior Project and the Wounded Warrior Project. All military personnel will be given exclusive access to discounted tickets for the tour with their own pre-sale through Military.com/Monster.com while also participating in the tour launch announcement featuring a live streamed Q&A with band members from KISS and Def Leppard in Los Angeles, California at the House Of Blues on Monday, March 17. Military charities will receive a portion of ticket sales with the money raised being split amongst all the non-profit organizations participating with the summer tour.

Military personnel will have access to a pre-sale hosted by Military.com on Tuesday, March 18 starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. KISS and Def Leppard fan clubs will also have access to a pre-sale on Tuesday, March 18 starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. Visit www.kissonline.com and www.defleppard.com for more information. Citi card members will have access to pre-sale tickets through its Citi Private Pass program beginning Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Visit www.citiprivatepass.com for details.

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.

KISS AND DEF LEPPARD SUMMER TOUR DATES

***All dates below on sale March 21 unless otherwise noted***

Monday, June 23

West Valley City, UT

USANA Amphitheater

Wednesday, June 25

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

Friday, June 27

Ridgefield, WA

Sleep Country Amphitheater

Sunday, June 29

Auburn, WA

White River Amphitheatre

Wednesday, July 2

Concord, CA

Concord Pavilion

Thursday, July 3

Wheatland, CA

Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Saturday, July 5

Irvine, CA

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sunday, July 6

Chula Vista, CA

Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Tuesday, July 8

Los Angeles, CA

The Forum

Wednesday, July 9

Phoenix, AZ

Ak-Chin Pavilion

Saturday, July 12

Austin, TX

Austin360 Amphitheater (on sale March 22)

Sunday, July 13

Dallas, TX

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Tuesday, July 15

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

Wednesday, July 16

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

Friday, July 18

Atlanta, GA

Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood (on sale March 22)

Saturday, July 19

Charlotte, NC

PNC Music Pavilion

Sunday, July 20

Raleigh, NC

Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

Tuesday, July 22

West Palm Beach, FL

Cruzan Amphitheatre

Wednesday, July 23

Tampa, FL

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Friday, July 25

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

Saturday, July 26

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center (on sale March 22)

Friday, August 1

Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center

Saturday, August 2

Atlantic City, NJ

Boardwalk Hall

Sunday, August 3

Camden, NJ

Susquehanna Bank Center

Tuesday, August 5

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (on sale March 22)

Wednesday, August 6

Wantagh, NY

Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre (on sale March 22)

Friday, August 8

Virginia Beach, VA

Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (on sale March 22)

Saturday, August 9

Scranton, PA

Pavilion at Montage Mountain

Sunday, August 10

Hartford, CT

Xfinity Theatre

Tuesday, August 12

Toronto, ON

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Wednesday, August 13

Darien, NY

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (on sale March 22)

Friday, August 15

East Troy, WI

Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Saturday, August 16

Tinley Park, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Sunday, August 17

Minneapolis, MN

Target Center

Wednesday, August 20

Des Moines, IA

Wells Fargo Arena

Friday, August 22

Noblesville, IN

Klipsch Music Center

Saturday, August 23

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre (on sale March 22)

Sunday, August 24

Burgettstown, PA

First Niagara Pavilion (on sale March 22)

Tuesday, August 26

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Blossom Music Center

Thursday, August 28

Maryland Heights, MO

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (on sale March 22)

Friday, August 29

Tulsa, OK

BOK Center

Sunday, August 31

Woodlands, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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