The string of shows are the latest additions to the groups’ World Tour
Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe have added a string of U.S. tour dates to their 2023 itinerary. In August, the bands will play six shows with very special guest Alice Cooper. In 2014 and 2015, Alice Cooper served as special guest on Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour run. The full 2023 itinerary can be found below.
Ticket sales begin Friday, December 16, at 10am local time HERE. A list of pre-sales can be found below:
- Def Leppard Rock Brigade Pre-Sale: Friday, 12/9 10am local time [DefLeppard.com]
- Motley Crüe Pre-Sale: Friday, 12/9 10am local time [Motley.com]
- Citi Pre-Sale – Tuesday, 12/13 10am local
- Live Nation/Local Venue Pre-Sale: Thursday, 12/15 10am local time
As previously announced, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe will play a warm-up gig at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Both acts will perform back-to-back shows on February 10 and February 11 inside the Etess Arena. As with their Stadium Tour this past summer, the bands will alternate headlining slots for the weekend.
After warming up in Atlantic City, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe will embark on The World Tour – a global edition of their wildly successful Stadium Tour in North America this past summer. The trek kicks off on February 18, 2023 in Mexico City, MX. In May, the European leg begins with a performance in Sheffield, UK. In addition to their own headlining dates, both bands are slated to perform at some of the world’s biggest rock music festivals including Sweden Rock Festival, Finland RockFest, COPENHELL in Denmark, and Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium.
Last month, original guitarist and founding member Mick Mars retired from touring. For the global run next year, the Crüe have enlisted John 5 to handling guitar duties on the road.
According to Pollstar Box Office reports, the bands’ summer-long Stadium Tour – which included support from Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – grossed $176,542,805 on 1,341,035 tickets. The shows averaged 37,250 tickets for an average gross of $4,903,966.
The trek topped Pollstar’s 75Live Chart, which ranks all active concert tours worldwide by the average number of tickets sold. Through the first 11 shows alone, the tour moved 96% of available tickets for an average of 36,934 seats sold per show. The performances averaged a gross of $4.9 million, beating out acts like Billy Joel, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Halsey, and more.
The tour’s top-grossing date was August 25 at Glendale, Arizona’s State Farm Stadium at nearly $6.4 million. Two days later, the tour brought in nearly $6.2 million at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
August 5 – JMA Wireless Dome – Syracuse, NY
August 8 – Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH
August 11 – Fargodome – Fargo, ND
August 13 – Charles Schwab Field Omaha – Omaha, NE
August 16 – H.A. Chapman Stadium – Tulsa, OK
August 18 – Sun Bowl – El Paso, TX