KISS and Def Leppard to Co-Headline Summer Tour

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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

Suicide Silence Release Mitch Lucker Documentary

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When Suicide Silence’s frontman, Mitch Lucker, passed away last year, their fans were first mourning his death and then began to wonder what would become of the California-based band.

After taking what was almost a full year off to figure out how to continue, they eventually returned with the news that they would be releasing new music and would continue as a band with a new vocalist, Hernan “Eddie” Hermida of All Shall Perish.

Today, the band released a 30-minute documentary about their late frontman which includes early footage of the band during their career as well as interviews with Lucker’s parents and pictures of when he was younger. The full documentary can be seen below.

As for Suicide Silence, the band have confirmed that they would be releasing the footage of Mitch Lucker’s memorial show titled, Ending is the Beginning: The Mitch Lucker Memorial Show, on CD/DVD/Blu-ray on February 18, 2014. As for new music, they have also confirmed that their fourth studio album is scheduled to be released sometime during the Summer of 2014.