Tuesday, March 18, 2014

KISS, Def Leppard Announce Summer Tour

After its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month, Kiss will hit the road to celebrate.

The rock band announced today (March 17) a co-headlining tour this summer with fellow rockers Def Leppard.

The 42-city jaunt across North America is set to begin June 23 in West Valley City, Utah, stretching all the way to Aug. 31 in Woodlands, Texas.

The tour was announced Monday at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, with a stream provided online by Live Nation. According to USA Today, the prospect of the bands touring together was first proposed by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Kiss' Gene Simmons while the duo played as part of a rock 'n' roll all stars tour two years ago.

A pre-sale, hosted by Military.com, will take place starting March 18 at 10 a.m. Regular ticket sales start March 21 on Live Nation's website and mobile app.

Kiss will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 10 in New York -- though it'll only be the band's original lineup getting passes to the hall, something about which Kiss member Paul Stanley has voiced his displeasure in the weeks leading up the induction ceremony.

See below for a full list of tour dates.

Kiss/Def Leppard Summer Tour 2014

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) (on sale March 22)
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) (on sale March 22)
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) (on sale March 22)
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) (on sale March 22)
Aug. 8 - Virginia Beach, Va. (Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach) (on sale March 22)
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) (on sale March 22)
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) (on sale March 22)
Aug. 24 - Burgettstown, Pa. (First Niagara Pavilion) (on sale March 22)
Aug. 26 - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
Aug. 28 - Maryland Heights, Mo. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater) (on sale March 22)
Aug. 29 - Tulsa, Okla. (BOK Center)
Aug. 31 - Woodlands, Texas (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)