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Motley/KISS Radio Interviews List

As promised here is the updated list of  MOTLEY CRUE/KISS radio station interviews that the guys recorded earlier today. The interviews should air over the next few days. So keep listening!

Nikki Sixx and Paul Stanley recorded interviews with the following radio stations:

WLUP – Chicago
WRFX – Charlotte
WBAB – Long Island
WDHA – New Jersey
WEXZ – Scranton
WFTK – Cincinnati
WBUF – Buffalo
KGB – San Diego
WKLR – Richmond (Virginia Beach)
WCCC – Hartford
WZRR – Birmingham
WPLR – Hartford
WKGR – Palm Beach
KKRW – Houston
WWDC – Washington DC

Tommy Lee and Gene Simmons recorded interviews with the following stations:

KSHE – St. Louis
WCMF – Rochester
WKRR – Greensboro
KIOT – Albuquerque
WAXQ – Upstate NY
KZPS – Dallas
WEBN – Cincinnati
KFBW – Portland
WRIF – Detroit
WAQY – Springfield

VIP Packages On Sale TODAY

Rock ‘n Roll doesn’t get any bigger than this! KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE…On the same stage…On the same night. This spectacle of spectacles announced on Tuesday, KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE are uniting to launch THE TOUR of 2012. The summer’s biggest, baddest rock tour will level 40+ cities nationwide starting July 20th. The Live Nation promoted tour will go on public on-sale beginning Friday, March 23rd at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Sales for VIP ticket packages, including opportunities to meet the band, begin Thursday, March 22, at 10am local time for each city.

Mötley Crüe VIP Ticket Packages being offered are:

Mötley Crüe: “Kickstart My Heart” Diamond Meet & Greet VIP
• Ticket in first 10 rows
• Meet n Greet and photo op with the band
• Pre-Signed Limited Edition Mötley Crüe Lithograph
• Special collectible Limited Edition merchandise item (TBD)
• Limited Edition Laminate and Lanyard
• Backstage/Onstage Tour: photo onstage with band gear
• Early Entry and Early Crowd Free Access to Merchandise Booth

Mötley Crüe: “Wildside” Gold Merchandise VIP Package
• A Great Ticket in Reserved Section Seating
• Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)
• Early Entry and Early Crowd Free Access to Merchandise Booth

Mötley Crüe: “Livewire” Silver Merchandise VIP Package
• A Ticket in Reserved Section Seating
• Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)
• Early Entry and Early Crowd Free Access to Merchandise Booth

Check out the TOUR page for all dates and ticketing links!

(NOTE: VIP Packages are not available for 8/24 – Grand Junction, CO; 8/29 – Minneapolis, MN; 9/11 – Allegan, MI)

Motley/Kiss Radio Interviews!

Members of Motley Crue and KISS will be teaming up for a series of radio interviews today to promote the hottest tour of the summer!

Paul Stanley and Nikki Sixx will be calling into:

WMMR -Philly 10:10
KBPI -Denver 11:10
WRAT – New Jersey 11:50

Gene Simmons and Tommy Lee will be calling into:

KRFX – Denver 11:10
WNOR – Richmond (Virginia Beach) 11:20
KSAN – San Francisco 11:10

ALL TIMES LISTED ABOVE ARE EASTERN TIME ZONE

The guys are recording additional interviews live-to-tape that will air in the near future on many more radio stations. Motley.com will post a complete list of radio appearances later today.

Motley/KISS Pre-Sale FAQ

We are getting a tremendous response to the Motley Crue/KISS tour announcement. Please find frequently asked questions which may help quickly address any issues currently being experienced.  We hope to be able to answer any questions that are not addressed here.

1.  I am a current S.I.N. Club member and I didn’t receive my password code for the VIP pre-sale?

The S.I.N. Club hasn’t been taking new members since 2011 as the band is exploring different ways to enhance the fan club experience going forward.  If you didn’t receive your code and you are a member, please email [email protected] or by calling 508-791-6710 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm ET).  Phone traffic has been very high so please be patient. VIP ticket packages will be made available without the use of a unique code beginning, Thursday, March 22nd at 10am local time.

If you are not a S.I.N. Club member or your membership has expired, you can get Exclusive access to pre-sale tickets (on Thursday, March 22nd from 10am to 10pm local time) by joining Live Nation’s Kiss & Motley Crue: The Tour Facebook Event by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/events/250216445071299/

2.  I can’t get through to the customer service number, what do I do?

The customer service lines have received an overwhelming response today since the posting of the number and email address on Facebook this morning.  We are working to address the calls as they come in, but you may obtain a quicker response by emailing [email protected]   We are sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced and will try to address your issue(s) as soon as possible.

3.  I entered my unique password code on Ticketmaster and my code didn’t work, what do I do?

Each venue had a pre-sale time of 10AM local to the market that the venue is in.  If you tried to make a purchase prior to 10AM (local venue time), your code would not work.  Also, please verify that your code is correctly entered.  We have had many people input the code incorrectly.  If you are still experiencing problems, please contact customer service and we will try to rectify your problem.

4.  I am a current S.I.N. Club Member and I never received my exclusive tee shirt, what should I do?

Please email your details to [email protected] and we will help you resolve this problem.  We are sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced and we will help you resolve the issue for you.

 

Motley Crue & KISS Ticketing and VIP Info

Rock ‘n Roll doesn’t get any bigger than this! KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE…On the same stage…On the same night. This spectacle of spectacles announced March 20th, KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE are uniting to launch THE TOUR of 2012. The summer’s biggest, baddest rock tour will level 40+ cities nationwide starting July 20th. The Live Nation promoted tour will go on sale beginning Friday, March 23rd at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.  Pre-sales for VIP ticket packages, including opportunities to meet the band, begin Wednesday, March 21st at 10am local time (local time in the market of the venue).

Any 2011 members of the S.I.N. Club will have exclusive access to presales for VIP ticket packages for the upcoming MÖTLEY CRÜE/KISS co-headlining tour – THE TOUR on Wednesday, March 21st.  2011 S.I.N. Club members should have received an email with their unique code. The VIP ticket packages will be only available to those people who have access to these unique presale codes from 10 AM local time on Wednesday, March 21st until 10 PM local time the same day via Ticketmaster.com.  These packages will then be made available to the general public via the presale beginning on Thursday, March 22nd at 10am local time (local time in the market of the venue) via Ticketmaster.com. Anyone can purchase the VIP ticket packages beginning on March 22nd.

Please note: VIP ticket packages for some dates, including festivals, have not been announced yet and may not be available at this time.  Also, these VIP ticket packages are not available for the European tour – the VIP ticket packages are only available, at this time, for the KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE tour, titled THE TOUR.

Mötley Crüe VIP Ticket Packages being offered are:

Mötley Crüe: “Kickstart My Heart” Diamond Meet & Greet VIP

  • Ticket in first 10 rows
  • Meet n Greet and photo op with band members
  • Pre-Signed Limited Edition Mötley Crüe Lithograph
  • Special collectible Limited Edition merchandise item (TBD)
  • Limited Edition Laminate and Lanyard
  • Backstage/Onstage Tour: photo onstage with band gear
  • Early Entry and Early Crowd Free Access to Merchandise Booth

Mötley Crüe: “Wildside” Gold Merchandise VIP Package

  • A Great Ticket in Reserved Section Seating
  • Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)
  • Early Entry and Early Crowd Free Access to Merchandise Booth

Mötley Crüe: “Livewire” Silver Merchandise VIP Package

  • A Ticket in Reserved Section Seating
  • Exclusive VIP merchandise (contents TBD)
  • Early Entry and Early Crowd Free Access to Merchandise Booth

If you have any questions regarding the VIP ticket packages, your unique code, please don’t hesitate to contact Customer Service at [email protected] or by calling 508-791-6710 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm ET).

Tommy and Mick on ROCKLINE March 21

Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and Mick Mars will be the featured guests on the first half of the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday March 21, 2012 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Tommy and Mick toll free at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). The second half of the show is a tribute to guitar great Ronnie Montrose For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com.  The show will be streamed on the Rockline website for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.

KISS & Motley Crue – The Tour

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ROCK BANDS ON ONE STAGE THE TOUR SUMMER 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 20, 2012) – Rock ‘n Roll doesn’t get any bigger than this! KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE… On the same stage… On the same night. This spectacle of spectacles announced today, KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE are uniting to launch THE TOUR of 2012. The summer’s biggest, baddest rock tour will level 40+ cities nationwide starting July 20th. The Live Nation promoted tour will go on sale beginning Friday, March 23rd at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.   Both bands will have fan club pre-sales beginning Wednesday, March 21st at 10am.

Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets beginning Wedneday, March 21st at 2pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

With combined album sales of almost 200 million, KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE are more than just iconic; they remain today as the dominant powerhouses of rock music tallying 30+ chart-topping hits, countless sold out tours and awards and accolades from around the world. 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 and their signature over-the-top pyrotechnics. This is the first time KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE will share a stage since 1982.   

KISS consists of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. MÖTLEY CRÜE consists of Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee.

These veterans of the music business are still at the height of their popularity. KISS is the juggernaut of them all, with 3,000 licensed merchandise products, including the KISS golf course in Las Vegas and a new album. KISS has broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis. MÖTLEY CRÜE is the first rock band in history to have just completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band is best known for continuing to reinvent not only their live show (with mind blowing elements such as Tommy Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster) and music (brand new song due out this spring), but remain on the cutting edge via social media interaction.  MÖTLEY CRÜE’s New York Times bestselling book The Dirt is currently being adapted into a major motion picture.  Last month, the band was featured in one of the highest rated Super Bowl ads of all time for the KIA Optima.

For tickets & VIP packages, including opportunities to meet KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE, please visit www.KISSonline.com or www.Motley.com

KISS AND MÖTLEY CRÜE THE TOUR:

DATE               CITY                                        VENUE

Jul 20 – Bristow, VA     Jiffy Lube Live
Jul 21 – Virginia Beach, VA     Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Jul 22 – Raleigh, NC     Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Jul 24 – Atlanta, GA     Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jul 25 – Charlotte, NC     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 27 – West Palm Beach, FL     Cruzan Amphitheater
Jul 28 – Tampa, FL     1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
Jul 31 – Pelham, AL     Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Aug 3 – Houston, TX     Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 4 – Dallas, TX     Gexa Energy Pavillion
Aug 7 – Albuquerque, NM     Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion
Aug 8 – Englewood, CO     Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Aug 10 – Phoenix, AZ     Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Aug 11 – Las Vegas, NV     Mandalay Bay Arts Center
Aug 12 – Chula Vista, CA     Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 14 – Irvine, CA      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 16 – Concord, CA     Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
Aug 18 – Auburn, WA     White River Amphitheatre
Aug 19 – Ridgefield, WA      Sleep Country Amphitheater
Aug 24 – Grand Junction, CO     Rock Jam
Aug 26 – Tulsa, OK     BOK Center (on-sale 3/30)
Aug 27 – Maryland Heights, MO     Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug 29 – Minneapolis, MN     Minnesota State Fair (on-sale 3/31)
Aug 31 – Cincinnati, OH     Riverbend Music Center
Sep 1 – Noblesville, IN     Klipsch Music Center
Sep 2 – Pittsburgh, PA     First Niagara Pavilion
Sep 4 – Nashville, TN     Bridgestone Arena
Sep 5 – Clarkston, MI     DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep 7 – Tinley Park, IL     First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sep 8 – East Troy, WI     Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Sep 11 – Allegan, MI     Allegan County Fair (on-sale 5/5)
Sep 12 – Cleveland, OH     Blossom Music Center
Sep 13 – Toronto, ON     Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sep 15 – Darien Center, NY     Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sep 16 – Mansfield, MA     Comcast Center
Sep 18 – Scranton, PA     Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sep 19 – Camden, NJ     Susquehanna Bank Center
Sep 21 – Holmdel, NJ     PNC Bank Arts Center
Sep 22 – Wantagh, NY     Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sep 23 – Hartford, CT     Comcast Theatre

About KISS

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 90 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.

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, and just one of the reasons KISS was nominated for induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.    KISS is currently in the studio recording “Monster”, the followup to  their 2009 chart topping album “Sonic Boom” and preparing for a soon to be announced major world tour starting in summer of 2012.

For more information, please visit www.KISSonline.com and follow the band: @KISSonline

About MÖTLEY CRÜE

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance, a New York Times bestselling memoir, and countless sold out gigs across the globe, playing to millions of fans.

For more information, please visit: www.motley.com.

Follow the band:  @MotleyCrue, @thevinceneil, @MrMickMars, @nikkisixx, @MrTommyLand

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

Tommy Needs You to VOTE!

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Mick Talks Vegas with Artist Direct!

Check out Mick’s interview with Artist Direct!

Mötley Crüe Guitarist Mick Mars Talks Las Vegas Residency, Favorite Song, Discovering Jimi Hendrix, and More

“Mötley Crüe guitar-slinger Mick Mars has always stood alone.

With an inimitable style, the axeman revs up the Crüe’s sound with raw riffs that are just as catchy as any of the band’s stadium-sized hooks. When he gets his moment in the spotlight, his bluesy solos illuminate another side of his playing altogether. He’s a guitar hero in the truest sense of the word—a cat who can riff and lead with the best of them.

Right now, he’s in the midst of finishing up the group’s residency stint at The Hard Rock Hotel’s Joint in Las Vegas. Somehow, he manages to get even better with every explosive show…”

Click here to read the full interview!

Loudwire Review: Motley Crue in Sin City!

MOTLEY CRUE INVADE SIN CITY: CONCERT REVIEW AND EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS – Loudwire

“Motley Crue have never been a band with a hidden agenda, so as I entered The Joint last night (Feb. 15) at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, I knew exactly what I was getting myself into — I just wasn’t expecting it to feel so good.

Motley Crue have always put on a live show of the grandest scale with all the pomp, circumstance and theatrics they can scheme up combined with their special own brand of raunch and roll, making for not just a night of great music, but an experience for anyone in attendance. So, take all of that on an average day for the Crue, mix it with Sin City and you can only imagine the results. They traded in their ‘Carnival of Sins’ for ‘Carnival of Sin City’ and invited all of their friends to come along for the ride.”

Click Here to Read the Full Review!