PNC MUSIC PAVILION CHARLOTTE – July 19
WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE RALEIGH – July 20
"This summer two of the world's greatest rock bands, KISS and DEF LEPPARD, are set to deliver a massive tour dedicated to fans who wanna rock and roll all night! These two legendary rock bands spanning two continents announced today that they will launch the tour as KISS celebrates their 40th year in music. The summer's biggest hit-fueled rock tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will storm through 40-plus cities throughout North America kicking-off on Monday, June 23 in West Valley City, UT at the USANA Amphitheater.
KISS and Def Leppard will play PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte (formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) on July 19 and Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh on July 20.
Tickets go on sale Friday March 21 at 10am at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation mobile app, the Belk box offices at the venues, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 800-745-3000. For further details visit http://livenation.com.
KISS and Def Leppard jointly decided to support our heroes and honor their dedicated fans in the armed services by partnering with numerous military organizations for the tour. Partnerships will include the USO, Hiring Our Heroes, Project Resiliency/The Raven Drum Foundation, August Warrior Project and the Wounded Warrior Project. All military personnel will be given exclusive access to discounted tickets for the tour with their own pre-sale through Military.com/Monster.com while also participating in the tour launch announcement featuring a live streamed Q&A with band members from KISS and Def Leppard in Los Angeles, California at the House Of Blues on Monday, March 17. Military charities will receive a portion of ticket sales with the money raised being split amongst all the non-profit organizations participating with the summer tour.
Military personnel will have access to a pre-sale hosted by Military.com on Tuesday, March 18 starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. KISS and Def Leppard fan clubs will also have access to a pre-sale on Tuesday, March 18 starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. Visit www.kissonline.com and www.defleppard.com for more information. Citi card members will have access to pre-sale tickets through its Citi Private Pass program beginning Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Visit www.citiprivatepass.com for details.
With combined album sales of over 200 million, KISS and Def Leppard are more than just iconic; they remain TODAY'S dominant powerhouses of rock tallying 30+ chart-topping hits, countless sold out MEGA tours and awards and accolades from around the globe. Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever along with KISS' signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.
KISS consists of vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons, vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley, lead guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer. Def Leppard consists of vocalist Joe Elliott, guitarist Vivian Campbell, guitarist Phil Collen, bassist Rick “Sav” Savage and drummer Rick Allen.
KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America's top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin' The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. KISS is currently featured in a major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos and Google Play. This April KISS launches their inaugural Arena Football League Season with the LA KISS Football team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. This summer AMC will begin airing a new reality series in prime time about The LA KISS first season. The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the "Hottest Band in the World" is a striking testament to the band's unbreakable bond with its fans. This year KISS will be celebrating two major milestones, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the band’s 40th Anniversary.
For more information, visit KissOnline.com.
About DEF LEPPARD
With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard--Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)—continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name. For the past thirty years the band’s concerts have become must-see events and have quickly made them an institution in the touring industry, as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide."
Submitted by LIVENATION