Two of the biggest and most iconic rock bands in the history of the music industry, KISS and Def Leppard recently came together to make a major announcement regarding their upcoming tour plans. The two rock outfits revealed that they will be joining forces for a new upcoming North American tour in the summer of 2014. The tour will include stops in 42 different cities across the continent. This exciting new outing will bring the two rock bands together to perform both their own original sets and several collaborative performances as well. Some of the major stops along the tour will include concerts at The Forum in Los Angeles, the Target Center in Minneapolis and the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas.
According to the announcement from the group regarding the new tour, this outing will begin on June 23rd in West Valley City, Utah. From there the groups will continue to some of the biggest markets in North America before wrapping up their tour on August 31st. The band made their tour announcement in March at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and tickets went on sale later in the month. The announcement event also included press conferences that were streamed live through the Live Nation website.
According to the lead singer of Def Leppard, Joe Elliot, he and Gene Simmons first started discussing the idea for bringing the two bands together two years ago when they played together in South America as part of a rock-and-roll all-stars tour. The two revealed that the collaboration just seemed to be a natural fit. For Kiss, this is their second major headlining tour of this kind as the group went out on a tour with Motley Crue in 2012.
During this major tour outing, fans of the groups will be able to hear the bands perform some of their biggest hits over the past few years as well as some of their new recordings live. This includes some of the new singles that Def Leppard has been writing for their new upcoming album, slated to be released in 2015. During the announcement the veteran rockers also revealed that a dollar from every ticket that they sell on tour will be going to the Wounded Warrior Project as well as other military non-profits. Tickets are available now for those who want to see this exciting new tour event live.
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