Hard rock heavyweights KISS and Def Leppard announced a monumental summer co-headlining tour today. The two iconic acts will hit the road this summer. Now, these two rock juggernauts known for their explosive live shows will together, finally, on the same stage. “You have two bands who to one degree or another have stood the test of time and put them together and you’ll have a great night of music,” stated KISS front man Paul Stanley. “We’re living in a time now where everyone wants more for their money, and Kiss Def Lep Posterthat’s understandable. So, when you can get two bands to collaborate together, we couldn’t pick a better band for this tour than Def Leppard to go out with us.” The 40-show tour kicks off on June 23 in Utah and wraps up on August 31 in Texas.

KISS are one of the most successful acts in music history, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide. The band broke into the mainstream in 1974 with their self-titled debut album. In 1977, the band won the People’s Choice Award for Best New Song for “Beth”. KISS were nominated for a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best Hard Rock Performance. Next month, KISS will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 at the Barclays Center in New York. Def Leppard have been rocking for 34 years. They too have sold in excess of 100 million albums worldwide. In 1983 and 1987, the band released back-to-back masterpieces – Pyromania and Hysteria. Both albums are now certified diamond. In 1989, Def Leppard garnered two American Music Awards. Both KISS and Def Leppard are no strangers to playing huge shows, and they continue their proud traditions today. In 2011, Def Leppard mounted a massive summer tour with Poison and Lita Ford. In 2012, KISS teamed up with the legendary Mötley Crüe for monster ampitheatre trek. – by Matt Bishop (

Kiss 26/23 — West Valley, UT — USANA Amphitheater
6/25 — Denver, CO — Pepsi Center
6/27 — Ridgefield, WA — Sleep Country Amphitheater
6/29 — Auburn, WA — White River Amphitheatre
7/2 — Concord, CA — Concord Pavilion
7/3 — Wheatland, CA — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/5 — Irvine, CA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/6 — Chula Vista, CA — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/8 — Los Angeles, CA — The Forum
7/9 — Phoenix, AZ — Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/12 — Austin, TX — Austin360 Amphitheatre
7/13 — Dallas, TX — Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/15 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
7/16 — Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena
7/18 — Atlanta, GA — Aaron’s Amphitheatre
7/19 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion
7/20 — Raleigh, NC — Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
7/22 — West Palm Beach, FL — Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/23 — Tampa, FL — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/25 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 — Holmdel, NJ — PNC Bank Arts Center
8/1 — Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center
8/2 — Atlantic City, NJ — Boardwalk Hall
8/3 — Camden, NJ — Susquehanna Bank Center
8/5 — Saratoga, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/6 — Wantagh, NY — Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
8/8 — Virginia Beach, VA — Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/9 — Scranton, PA — Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/10 — Hartford, CT — Xfinity Theatre
8/12 — Toronto, ONT — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/13 — Darien, NY — Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/15 — East Troy, WI — Alpine Valley Music Theatre
8/16 — Tinley Park, IL — First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/17 — Minneapolis, MN — Target Center
8/20 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena
8/22 — Noblesville, IN — Klipsch Music Center
8/23 — Clarkston, MI — DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/24 — Burgettstown, PA — First Niagara Pavilion
8/26 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH — Blossom Music Center
8/28 — Maryland Heights, MO — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/29 — Tulsa, OK — BOK Center
8/31 — Woodlands, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


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