The day isn’t even half over and another set of iconic bands have announced that they will be heading out on tour together. This time though, the set of bands are from another decade, the 80s.
This afternoon, KISS and Def Leppard have announced that they will be going on a massive Summer Tour. The tour which has been named the “2014 Heroes” tour is slated to begin on June 23 in West Valley City, UT and stop in more than 40 cities. The summer tour will then wrap up on Aug. 31 in Houston, TX. Tickets will go on sale this Friday and a dollar from each ticket sold on the tour will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Like many bands announcing major tours this year, both 80s bands held a press conference at the House of Blues in Los Angeles where it was revealed that the tour had been though of a few years ago when they had gone on tour together in South America.
KISS guitarist Paul Stanley said during the conference it was just a natural fit to have both of them on the same bill. It wasn’t the fist time they had performed on the same stage, so why not just make a tour of it.
This Summer will also mark a big anniversary for the make-up wearing band; it’s their 40th anniversary of their first album, Hotter Than Hell. In honor of that, they will release a slew of archival releases, including a 34-LP vinyl box set and a two-CD compilation called KISS 40.
But for those worrying that one band will outranks another, Def Leppard frontman, Joe Elliot said that both bands will play the same amount of time.
Looks like the Summer of 2014 is going to be one for the books in the form of awesome tours.
2014 HEROES TOUR feat KISS and DEF LEPPARD:
June 23, 2014-West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
June 25, 2014-Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
June 27, 2014-Ridgefield, WA @Sleep Country Amphitheater
June 29, 2014-Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 2, 2014-Concord, CA @Sleep Train Pavilion
July 3, 2014– Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
July 5, 2014-Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 6, 2014-Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 8, 2014-Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
July 9, 2014-Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12, 2014-Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
July 13, 2014-Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Paviliion
July 15, 2014-Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 16, 2014-Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 18, 2014-Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
July 19, 2014-Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 20, 2014-Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
July 22, 2014-West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 23, 2014-Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
July 25, 2014-Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 26, 2014-Holmdel, NJ@PNC BankArtsCenter
August 1, 2014-Mansfield, MA @ XfinityCenter
August 2, 2014-Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
August 3, 2014-Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna BankCenter
August 5, 2014-Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 6, 2014-Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 8, 2014-Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live
August 9, 2014-Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
August 10, 2014-Hartford, CT @ The Xfinity Theater
August 12, 2014-Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
August 13, 2014-Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing ArtsCenter
August 15, 2014-East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theater
August 16, 2014-Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 17, 2014-Minneapolis, MN @ Target Centre
August 20, 2014-Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
August 22, 2014-Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
August 23, 2014-Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 24, 2014-Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
August 26, 2014-Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
August 28, 2014-Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 29, 2014-Tulsa, OK @ BOKCenter
August 31, 2014-Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion