Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Poison have released the official schedule of the 2020 tour they teased in November, when they literally blew up a contract they say prevented them from touring together.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be opening for the legendary rockers. The Stadium Tour 2020 originally was set to kick off July 7 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, but the tour added seven new dates to the top of the lineup, including stops in Kansas City and St. Louis. The nationwide tour ends Sept. 5 in Inglewood, California.
We are heading out on tour with @DefLeppard and special guests @Poison and @joanjett & the Blackhearts! Presales start 12/10 at 10am local, general onsale starts on 12/13!
Get more info here: https://t.co/JDE58U02za #TheStadiumTour pic.twitter.com/IvJtYF2fpf
— Mötley Crüe (@MotleyCrue) December 4, 2019
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m., according to Mötley Crüe’s website.
On Nov. 18, Mötley Crüe said in a statement that the success of Netflix biopic The Dirt resulted in “a massive surge in new audience.”
“The (touring cessation) contract is off the table because a whole new generation of Crüeheads are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together,” the statement read.
After a show in Denver, in 2014, bassist Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone, “Legally, we can’t play again. The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract. But we know that will never happen. There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you’re talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it.”
Mötley Crüe’s 2014-2015 mega tour, officially called “Final Tour,” took them around the world for 158 concerts.
For more information, see the Mötley Crüe website. The following 2020 tour dates are listed on the site:
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL
Raymond James Stadium
Bank of America Stadium
Globe Life Park in Arlington
Minute Made Park
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
State Farm Stadium
New Era Field
Orchard Park, NY
Citizens Bank Park