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Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard co-headline Hersheypark Stadium concert with Poison and Joan Jett on Aug. 11

Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard co-headline Hersheypark Stadium concert with Poison and Joan Jett on Aug. 11
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From a press release:

Two of the world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends will hit the road together next summer for a co-headlining tour so massive that it could only be held in America’s biggest stadiums. The Stadium Tour featuring Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will hit 22 select cities in the U.S., where each band will bring their electrifying stage shows while promising to perform their stadium-sized anthems.

Produced by Live Nation, this summer tour set to steamroll through America was announced today at SiriusXM’s Hollywood Studios live on the Volume Channel 106. It will stop at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 4:30 p.m. before hitting New Era Field in Buffalo, New York on Thursday, Aug. 13 and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Tickets for the Hershey concert go on sale next Friday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. and will only be available online at and

Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, Dec. 10 at noon until Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. through

Following the huge success of their Netflix biopic “The Dirt,” Mötley Crüe has seen a massive surge in new audience with fans around the world demanding the band tour again. This led to the band members reuniting and announcing that “Mötley Crüe is back” just recently. While “The Dirt” caused a meteoric 350 percent increase in streams of the Crüe’s music across all platforms and the younger 18-44 demographic now represents 64 percent of the band’s fan base, most of the new fans have never seen any of the band’s legendary live shows that Crüeheads have relished for close to four decades. Mötley Crüe is also celebrating the 30th anniversary of their No. 1 charting, seven-times platinum album “Dr. Feelgood” this year, so they’re ready to deliver an over-the-top stage show packed full of hit songs.

2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Def Leppard are one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the past year, the icons closed out a sold-out worldwide tour, including a North American stadium run and headlining the U.K.’s Download Festival to 90,000 screaming fans. Def Leppard’s star continues to rise and prevail. The band have amassed a staggering 2.5 billion streams since releasing their music digitally last year, and their influential career crosses generations and features numerous hit singles and groundbreaking multi-platinum albums, including two of the best-selling albums of all time, “Pyromania” and “Hysteria,” both of which are certified diamond (10-times platinum).

Poison will be bringing a rocking real and relevant, no-holds-barred thunderous live show to the Stadium Tour this summer with the all-original lineup of Bret Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall, and Rikki Rockett. Poison will be unleashing an onslaught of hit after hit songs in its set. On Friday the 13th, Stadium Tour tickets will go on sale and Poison frontman Bret Michaels will receive the Humanitarian of the Year award, set to air on the CW network the same night.

Along with Poison, Michaels is known to bring a unique style of passionate high-energy, sincere gratitude, and a positive attitude; he engages all the fans and makes it an absolute epic ride of true live music. Together With C.C. Deville on guitar, Bobby Dall on bass, and Rikki Rockett on drums, Poison will rock the stadium with a chemistry that will bring a big summer mega party vibe, and Michaels promises to give 1,000 percent on stage – the hotter it gets, the harder they will rock.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are no strangers to stadium-sized shows, having toured with The Who, Green Day, and the Foo Fighters in recent years. Last year, Jett celebrated the story of her life in a critically acclaimed documentary “Bad Reputation,” which showcased all the female firepower of her life and musical career.

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Mötley Crüe – Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass), and Tommy Lee (drums) – has commandeered the rock pantheon for 38 years. They’ve accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 100 million, seven platinum and multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, three Grammy Award nominations, four New York Times bestsellers, and even landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

With utmost success from their biopic “The Dirt” on Netflix and its soundtrack, the band landed another No. 1 album on iTunes and Top 10 worldwide with 22 chart-topping singles and seven albums on the charts. Its massive global success saw Mötley Crüe’s popularity rush to new highs, catapulting the quartet’s music back to the top of the worldwide charts.

Known for their iconic live performances, they’ve sold-out countless tours across the globe in front of millions of fans with groundbreaking production highlights such as Tommy Lee’s, Crüecifly drum rollercoaster and Nikki Sixx’s flame-throwing bass. The band concluded their extensive two-year final tour in 2015 after 165 shows across five continents, grossing over $100 million. Their music is still frequently licensed by major household brands, such as KIA Motors, Dodge, Coldwell Banker, NASCAR, Carl’s Jr., and more.

With more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar), and Rick Allen(drums) – are one of the most important forces in rock music. The band have amassed a staggering 2.5 billion streams since releasing their music digitally only one year ago. As they did with the original release of their records, Def Leppard dominated the worldwide charts again. Chart stats saw their albums charting in the iTunes Top 10 in more than 30 countries, including “Hysteria” at No. 3 in the U.S. and No. 5 in the U.K. Def Leppard had the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 records on the U.S. catalog albums chart.

Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and multi-platinum albums capturing the group’s legendary tracks, such as “Rock of Ages,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” and “Foolin’.” The band’s 2015 self-titled studio album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts; it also took the No. 5 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and No. 10 on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 Top 10 debuts around the world.