Monday, 17th March 2014
Def Leppard/KISS Tour 2014
Def Leppard and KISS have today announced their 2014 Summer Tour of the USA and Canada which will kick off on 23rd June.
They will play 42 shows starting on day 23rd June 2014 in West Valley City/Salt Lake City, UT. KISS will close each night with each band playing for 90 minutes. The tour runs through until 31st August 2014 in Houston/Woodlands, TX.
Seven shows will be played indoors in arenas. Notable shows include a return to the LA Forum (unplayed since December 1992) and Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin (unplayed since July 1993).
The much rumoured tour was announced earlier at ain Los Angeles at the House Of Blues before an audience of 200 invited military veterans and service members. The event was streamed live on Live Nation's website.
Tickets will go on sale from Friday. One dollar from every ticket will be donated to veterans.
This is the first major US tour since the 2012 Rock Of Ages run with Poison/Lita Ford. Also the first time since 2005 that the band has played a co-headline tour and gone on before another artist. They performed 12 of the 25 ballpark shows that year before Bryan Adams when they flip-flopped headline duties.
Def Leppard/KISS - Summer Tour 2014 Dates
- June 23, 2014 - USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City/West Valley City, UT
- June 25, 2014 - Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
- June 27, 2014 - Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, WA
- June 29, 2014 - White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
- July 2, 2014 - Sleep Train Pavilion, Concord, CA
- July 3, 2014 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Sacramento/Wheatland, CA
- July 5, 2014 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA
- July 6, 2014 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego/Chula Vista, CA
- July 8, 2014 - The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
- July 9, 2014 - Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
- July 12, 2014 - Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX
- July 13, 2014 - Gexa Energy Paviliion, Dallas, TX
- July 15, 2014 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
- July 16, 2014 - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
- July 18, 2014 - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
- July 19, 2014 - PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
- July 20, 2014 - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC
- July 22, 2014 - Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL
- July 23, 2014 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater, Tampa, FL
- July 25, 2014 - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
- July 26, 2014 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
- August 1, 2014 - Xfinity Center, Boston/Mansfield, MA
- August 2, 2014 - Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
- August 3, 2014 - Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
- August 5, 2014 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
- August 6, 2014 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
- August 8, 2014 - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
- August 9, 2014 - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
- August 10, 2014 - XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, CT
- August 12, 2014 - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON, CANADA
- August 13, 2014 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Buffalo/Darien Center, NY
- August 15, 2014 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
- August 16, 2014 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago/Tinley Park, IL
- August 17, 2014 - Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
- August 20, 2014 - Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
- August 22, 2014 - Klipsch Music Center, Indianapolis/Noblesville, IN
- August 23, 2014 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Detroit/Clarkston, MI
- August 24, 2014 - First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh/Burgettstown, PA
- August 26, 2014 - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
- August 28, 2014 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis/Maryland Heights, MO
- August 29, 2014 - BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
- August 31, 2014 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
2014 Def Leppard/KISS - News Quotes
Joe Elliott - "We're not jam bands either of us," Elliott said in an interview from Dublin. "It's very theatrical what Kiss does to a lesser extent obviously 'cause we don't do the makeup thing, our show runs like a military operation for sure. It's not like the Grateful Dead and Phish touring or something."
The legendary bands will embark on a U.S. tour June 23 in West Valley City, Utah. They will play more than 40 dates, including Los Angeles; Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta; and Tampa, Fla. The tour wraps Aug. 31 in Woodlands, Texas.
Tickets go on sale Friday.
"You have two bands who to one degree or another have stood the test of time and put them together and you'll have a great night of music," said Paul Stanley of Kiss in an interview. "We're living in a time now where everyone wants more for their money, and that's understandable. So, when you can get two bands to collaborate together, we couldn't pick a better band for this tour than Def Leppard to go out with us."
"The "2014 Heroes Tour" will help change the lives of veterans and military families across America. That's why KISS and Def Leppard are teaming up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring our Heroes program to make this special announcement in front of an exclusive audience of the men and women who have proudly served our country."
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