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Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx takes Sixx:A.M. to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 8

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx takes Sixx:A.M. to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 8
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Sixx:A.M., the hard rock band formed in 2006 as an audio accompaniment to Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx’s autobiography, “The Heroin Diaries,” will be performing at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, May 8 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $35 for general admission, $25 each for a general admission four-pack, and $40 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem),, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Sixx:A.M. features the talents of Sixx, vocalist James Michael, and guitarist DJ Ashba.

The 13 tracks that make up “The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack,” the group’s debut, coincide with the book’s chapters, painting a surreal musical portrait that utilizes the over-the-top theatrics of ’80s hair metal, spoken word pieces, electro-industrial beats, and the occasional burst of circus music to tell the tale of Sixx’s rise to stardom and legendary fall from grace.

“The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack” was released in August of 2007, spawning a gold-selling hit single with “Life Is Beautiful.” Two more songs also fared well on the modern rock charts, prompting Sixx to turn the band – originally conceived as a one-off recording project – into a full-fledged touring group. Sixx:A.M. hit the road in 2008 and eventually returned to the recording studio, where they began working on material for a sophomore release in 2009.

As it turned out, the second album, like its predecessor, was a companion soundtrack to Sixx’s second book, “This Is Gonna Hurt.” Sharing the same title as its source material, “This Is Gonna Hurt” debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200.

In 2014, the third Sixx:AM album, “Modern Vintage,” a lighter, glammier record than its predecessor, was released.

The highly anticipated new album, “Prayers for the Damned,” is slated to come out in April of 2016 and the Sands Event Center welcomes back Nikki Sixx, in Bethlehem for the first time with his Sixx:A.M. bandmates.