Kiss and Def Leppard Announce a Summer Tour

KISS and Def Leppard Announce 2014 Summer Tour
KISS (PRNewsFoto/Live Nation Entertainment)
Rockers Def Leppard and KISS will be on the road together this summer for a 40+ city tour kicking off on June 23, 2014 in West Valley City, Utah. The two rock bands will be hitting cities including Denver, Dallas, and Tampa before finishing up the summer tour in Woodlands, Texas on Sunday, August 31st. According to the official announcement, the groups are committed to providing their fans with the “most impressive lighting and sound production ever along with KISS’ signature over-the-top pyrotechnics” during their joint summer tour.
Tickets will go on sale at on March 21st.
The summer tour will find the classic rockers honoring members of the military by providing special access to discounted tickets via a special pre-sale at at 10am local time on March 18th. In addition, military charities including the USO, Hiring Our Heroes, Project Resiliency/The Raven Drum Foundation, August Warrior Project and the Wounded Warrior Project will receive a portion of the concert ticket sales.
Between the two rock groups, they’ve reached over 200 million in album sales and have 30+ chart-topping singles.


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
About KISS [Courtesy of Live Nation]

KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America’s top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. KISS is currently featured in a major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos and Google Play. This April KISS launches their inaugural Arena Football League Season with the LA KISS Football team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. This summer AMC will begin airing a new reality series in prime time about The LA KISS first season. The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans. This year KISS will be celebrating two major milestones, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the band’s 40th Anniversary.
About Def Leppard [Courtesy of Live Nation]  
With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard–Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)–continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past thirty years the band’s concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them an institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.
Source: Live Nation Entertainment
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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