Being 'sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them,' Gene Simmons says, 'Leave that to the Rihanna, Smhianna and anyone who ends their name with an 'A'.'
Thirty years after sharing stage at Creatures of the Night Tour, KISS and Motley Crue are going to hit the road together again this coming summer, and they promise to bring a "biggest, baddest rock tour". Avoiding to give away too much detail and spoiling the element of surprise, KISS' Tommy Thayer tells their fans to "expect the unexpected."
Announced in a press conference at the Roosevelt Hotel, the upcoming roadshow will kick off July 20 in Bristow, VA. KISS' Paul Stanley says, "This will be The Tour, that's what we're calling it, The Tour. You will be deaf and blinded, you will leave there stumbling out." He additionally gushes, "Our shows will be a no-fly zone."
Explaining the reason behind the reunion, KISS' Gene Simmons shares his thoughts to the press, "We're sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them." He continues, "No fake bulls**t. Leave that to the Rihanna, Smhianna and anyone who ends their name with an 'A'."
Crue's Tommy Lee agrees with Simmons but has some clarification in response to his strong opinion. "No disrespect to Rihanna, she's a great singer, but we're in a slump for some s**t that has some personality and appeal beyond a bunch of pop stuff that's floating around out there," he explains to Billboard after the conference.
He elaborates his statement on why he's on the same page with Simmon, "I'm glad he said that actually because I don't think i can bear watching another f***ing award show that is just a little bit better than 'American Idol.' It's f***ing pathetic to watch people go out and f***ing karaoke with a bunch of lights and video. It's all completely watered down."
- Jul 20 - Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live
- Jul 21 - Virginia Beach, VA at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
- Jul 22 - Raleigh, NC at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
- Jul 24 - Atlanta, GA at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
- Jul 25 - Charlotte, NC at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
- Jul 27 - West Palm Beach, FL at Cruzan Amphitheater
- Jul 28 - Tampa, FL at 1at800atASKatGARY Amphitheatre
- Jul 31 - Pelham, AL at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
- Aug 03 - Houston, TX at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
- Aug 04 - Dallas, TX at Gexa Energy Pavillion
- Aug 07 - Albuquerque, NM at Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion
- Aug 08 - Englewood, CO at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
- Aug 10 - Phoenix, AZ at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
- Aug 11 - Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay Arts Center
- Aug 12 - Chula Vista, CA at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
- Aug 14 - Irvine, CA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
- Aug 16 - Concord, CA at Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
- Aug 18 - Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheatre
- Aug 19 - Ridgefield, WA at Sleep Country Amphitheater
- Aug 24 - Grand Junction, CO at Rock Jam
- Aug 26 - Tulsa, OK at BOK Center (on sale March 30)
- Aug 27 - Maryland Heights, MO at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
- Aug 29 - Minneapolis, MN at Minnesota State Fair (on sale March 31)
- Aug 31 - Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend MusicCenter
- Sept 01 - Noblesville, IN at Klipsch Music Center
- Sept 02 - Pittsburgh, PA at First Niagra Pavilion
- Sept 04 - Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena
- Sept 05 - Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre
- Sept 07 - Tinley Park, IL at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
- Sept 08 - East Troy, WI at Alpine Valley Music Theatre
- Sept 11 - Allegan, MI at Allegan County Fair (on sale May 5)
- Sept 12 - Cleveland, OH at Blossom Music Center
- Sept 13 - Toronto, ON at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
- Sept 15 - Darien Center, NY at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
- Sept 16 - Mansfield, MA at Comcast Center
- Sept 18 - Scranton, PA at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
- Sept 19 - Camden, NJ at Susquehanna Bank Center
- Sept 21 - Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
- Sept 22 - Wantagh, NY at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
- Sept 23 - Hartford, CT at Comcast Theatre