With laser lights, huge explosions and a massive amount of pyro, KISS and Mötley Crüe left the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California on August 14, 2012 looking like a war zone.
Mötley Crüe was first to perform and kicked ass on a set that included ‘Wild Side’, ‘Dr. Feelgood’, ‘Girls Girls Girls’ and ‘Kickstart My Heart’. After seeing them last summer at the Sunset Street Music Festival, I started to notice that it was almost the same setlist and the pyro did not change, which was not necessarily a bad thing… pyro is always good :). Tommy Lee did his roller coaster drum solo and Mick Mars still looks like he is about to fall over his guitar. Mötley Crüe still brings it full blast with a high-energy, rockin’ show fans have come to expect.
This was my first time seeing KISS play live and I have to admit, I was kind skeptical of what they would bring to the tour as I have always considered them a gimmick band, but after seeing them play live they sure know how to put on a great show and I have been converted to be a full on KISS fan. As the show began, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer made their entrance via a platform that lowered them down to the stage from the top of the amphitheater. KISS opened with ‘Detroit Rock City’ then blasted through ‘Lick It Up’, ‘Love Gun’ and ‘Shout It Out Loud’. Watching them perform all theses hits and seeing the kids faces light up as did their parents, made the drive out to Irvine and the fist of cuffs, well worth it. Now time to watch Detroit Rock City (the Movie).
The KISS and Mötley Crüe tour rolls on to Northern California and Washington State before returning to the Eastern U.S.
Click Here for photos.
KISS and Mötley Crüe held a press conference on March 20, 2012 to announce a co-headliner tour that will take them across the America this summer. Both bands took the stage at the Roosevelt Hotel Ballroom in Hollywood, California with KISS coming out in full gear. Mötley Crüe and KISS will each play full sets (about 90 minutes) and bring a full stage show.
Comedian George Lopez was a special guest who introduced the bands and said he will NOT miss the tour and plans to get, as he put it WASTED with legal and Illegal substances. Tickets for this tour go on sale Friday, March 23rd to the genral public. For more information, log on to kissonline.com or motleycrue.com. Special thanks to Liz and Greg at Live Nation and the staff at 10th Street Entertainment. Here are a few photos of the event… Enjoy. -Ralph
- Jul. 20 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
- Jul. 21 – Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA
- Jul. 22 – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
- Jul. 24 – Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA
- Jul. 25 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
- Jul. 27 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
- Jul. 28 – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
- Jul. 31 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – Pelham, AL
- Aug. 03 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Woodlands, TX
- Aug. 04 – Gexa Energy Paviliion – Dallas, TX
- Aug. 07 – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
- Aug. 08 – Comfort Dental Amphitheater – Englewood, CO
- Aug. 10 – Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
- Aug. 11 – Mandalay Bay Arena – Las Vegas, NV
- Aug. 12 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
- Aug. 14 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
- Aug. 16 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, MA
- Aug. 18 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
- Aug. 19 – Sleep Country Amphitheater – Ridgefield, CT
- Aug. 24 – Rock Jam – Grand Junction, CO
- Aug. 26 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
- Aug. 27 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO
- Aug. 29 – Minnesota State Fair – Minneapolis, MN
- Aug. 31 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
- Sep. 01 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
- Sep. 02 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
- Sep. 04 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
- Sep. 05 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
- Sep. 07 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
- Sep. 08 – Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, MI
- Sep. 11 – Allegan County Fair – Allegan, MI
- Sep. 12 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
- Sep. 13 – Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
- Sep. 15 – Darien Lake PAC – Darien Lake, NY
- Sep. 16 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
- Sep. 18 – Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
- Sep. 19 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
- Sep. 21 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
- Sep. 22 – Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
- Sep. 23 – Comcast Theater – Hartford, CT