KISS and Crue are coming to Australia!

THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ROCK BANDS ON ONE STAGE

Rock’n’roll doesn’t get any bigger than this! 

KISS and Mötley Crüe.  On the same stage. On the same night.

It‘s the news Australian fans have been waiting for with the spectacle of all spectacles announced today, KISS with very special guests Mötley Crüe will tour Australia in March 2013.

Presented by McManus Entertainment, the summer’s biggest, baddest rock tour will hit Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Mackay and Adelaide with guests Irish rockers Thin Lizzy along for the ride (*except Adelaide).

KISS and Mötley Crüe’s 45 show US summer tour has already gone down as one helluva rock’n’roll extravaganza and now, finally, its Australia’s turn!

Not only has it been five long years since KISS last toured Australia, but 2013 marks a very special milestone for this great band – their 40th anniversary.  In all their bombastic and unstoppable glory, KISS will perform fan favorites from their treasure-trove of hits along with tracks from their just–released 20th studio album ‘Monster’, which debuted at #7 on the ARIA Charts.  Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, are at the top of their game on ‘Monster’, which embodies all that is KISS and the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flame-throwers and don makeup to entertain millions.

Mötley Crüe last toured here last year, but let’s face it, we can’t get enough of the Crue!  They’ve recently become the first rock band in history to play 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 soon), 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.

With combined album sales of almost 200 million, KISS and Mötley Crüe are more than just iconic; they remain at the height of their popularity, 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 concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever and their signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.

And if that wasn’t enough, classic Irish rockers Thin Lizzy will be back in town with the line-up that has been winning over fans and critics alike for the past two years.  Along with Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton, the additions of vocalist Ricky Warwick, guitarist Damon Johnson and Bass player Marco Mendoza, Thin Lizzy have been re-introducing their music to a whole new generation of fans to overwhelming success and now it’s Australia’s turn.

Brisbane up-and-comers Diva Demolition have won the highly-prized local support act spot and will open all shows on the tour.

About KISS

KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll.  Having already broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis, KISS have more than 28 U.S. gold albums, the most for any American rock band, with 40 million sales in the U.S. and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide. Most recently the band announced the December release of “The Casablanca Singles 1974-1982”, a box set consisting of the band’s 29 singles on the legendary Casablanca label which began their career.

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. KISS remains unparalleled as the juggernaut of them all, with 3,000 licensed merchandise products, including the KISS golf course in Las Vegas.

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. The Crüe’s bragging rights comprise 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.

After three decades of decadence Mötley Crüe maintains its iron will, capturing new fans and influencing musicians across multiple generations.  The group recently invaded Las Vegas with the city’s first ever hard rock residency, “Mötley Crüe in Sin City leaving the loud impression that what happens in Vegas can be heard around the world.

About Thin Lizzy

Led by the incomparable Phil Lynott, the fiery Dublin band influenced generations of musicians with classic tracks such as ‘Jailbreak’, ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’, and ‘Don’t Believe A Word’.  Twenty six years have passed since Lynott’s untimely death, but the amazing body of work that is Thin Lizzy still retains all of its vibrancy.

A new lineup formed to take Thin Lizzy’s music to a new generation of fans. Led by alumni Scott Gorham (guitar), Brian Downey (drums) and Darren Wharton (keyboards), all of whom played with Lynott in Thin Lizzy, and with Damon Johnston (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) and Ricky Warwick (lead vocals/guitar), this stellar line-up has been racking up the road miles since announcing this line-up in 2010.

Last month the band announced that after a lot of soul-searching and out of respect for Lynott, they would not release a new album under the Thin Lizzy name, and would also retire it from live performance next year.

About DIVA DEMOLITION

Singer, songwriter and bass player Kylie Cowling and guitarist Sheree Newton head up Brisbane rockers Diva Demolition who will open all shows on the Australian tour. The band who morphed from Adelaide all-girl trio Legless, has just recorded their debut album with producer Craig Porteils for release in 2013, which while showcasing their exuberant Aussie rock, also fixes one firm eye on the international market.

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
Thursday February 28 PERTH ARENA Bookings through ticketek.com.au & 132 849

Sunday March 3 CLIPSAL 500, ADELAIDE
Currently on sale through ticketek.com.au & 132 849
* KISS and Motley Crue only

Tuesday March 5 ETIHAD STADIUM (Intimate Arena Mode), MELBOURNE
Bookings through ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100

Saturday March 9 ALL PHONES ARENA, SYDNEY
Bookings through ticketek.com.au & 132 849

Tuesday March 12 BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Bookings through ticketek.com.au & 132 849

Saturday March 16 VIRGIN AUSTRALIA STADIUM, MACKAY
Bookings through ticketmaster.com.au &136 100

For VIP packages, including opportunities to meet KISS and Mötley Crüe, please visit www.themonstertour.com.

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22

www.themonstertour.com

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KISS and Motley to CLIPSAL 500!

KISS
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS MÖTLEY CRÜE
AT 2013 CLIPSAL 500 ADELAIDE
PRESENTED BY RADIO MIX 102.3

It doesn’t get any bigger than this! KISS and very special guests Mötley Crüe take to the stage on Sunday 3 March for the final concert at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide presented by Radio Mix 102.3.

KISS and Mötley Crüe have just completed a 45-date US summer tour and are excited to bring their spectacular shows to Australia next. This will be the biggest concert ever held at “The Race That Rocks”!

KISS

Kiss is Gene Simmons: bass/vocals, Paul Stanley: vocals/guitar, Tommy Thayer: guitar/vocals, and Eric Singer: drums/vocals, and as Paul Stanley puts it – “We’re a real, flesh-and-blood rock and roll band with people who’ve spent 40 years doing what we believe in.”

January 2013 will mark four decades since Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, then members of a band called Wicked Lester, joined up with drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley to form KISS. Forty years later, having racked up 28 U.S. gold albums along with 40 million U.S. and 100 million in world sales, Simmons and Stanley, with long- time members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, are at the top of their game both in live performance and with “Monster”, the 20th studio album in their historic career.

The 12-song, straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll album features collaborations from all four members and is the group’s first studio album since the band’s 2009 smash success “Sonic Boom”. The album’s first single, the full-throttle rocker “Hell or Hallelujah” outlines the group’s long-held “take no prisoners” philosophy, what Stanley calls “a battle cry that encapsulates the entire record… one way or another, we’re going to do it our way.”

“Monster” represents KISS’ nod to the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flamethrowers and don makeup to entertain millions.

“We’re about authenticity,” says Simmons, the mastermind of not just the band’s music but a multi-million-dollar merchandising empire that includes everything from coffee-table books to coffins. “The KISS Army is ruthless. They’d skewer us if we put out records that weren’t great. We pushed ourselves on this album, to make not just ourselves but our fans proud. We try to hit a home run every swing we take. If we’re going to win, win big”.

The concert marks their first visit to Australia since 2008.

MÖTLEY CRÜE

Mötley Crüe is: Vince Neil: Vocals, Mick Mars: Guitar, Nikki Sixx: bass, and Tommy Lee: Drums.

Perhaps the most momentous accomplishment of Mötley Crüe’s rock n’ roll legacy is the fact that its original members have survived to tell their tale—while remaining as active and relevant today as bands half their age, many of whom validated their own mojo from the original bad boys of rock.

After three decades of decadence, Mötley Crüe maintains its iron will, capturing new fans and influencing musicians across multiple generations.

Vocalist Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee have commandeered the rock pantheon for 30 years now and yet, Mötley Crüe’s rock royalty emanates with as much kickass iridescent relevance in the millennium as it did in the 1980s.
The Crüe’s bragging rights comprise worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million—25 million in the U.S.—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 tours logging more than 1,350 live gigs across the globe, to date. The band’s output encompasses nine studio and two live albums, six compilation CDs, three box sets, nine DVDs, and 24 singles with accompanying music videos.

The group recently invaded Las Vegas with the city’s first ever hard rock residency, “Mötley Crüe in Sin City” leaving the loud impression that what happens in Vegas can be heard around the world.
Ticketing Information:
A special “KISS Hot Zone” limited number ticket has been created for fans for the Sunday night concert for access to an exclusive section in front of the stage.

This special pass does not include entry to the circuit and grandstand, corporate platform, and Trackside ticket holders can purchase the “KISS Hot Zone” passes at a price of $80.

All Sunday Clipsal 500 Adelaide grandstand, platform and trackside Sunday ticket holders will still have free access to the concert oval.
The special “KISS Hot Zone” passes will go on pre-sale to the following groups:
Price Cap members from 2pm 19 November to 5pm 21 November. (SA time). Capacity 800. Limit as per Price Cap tickets held
`Public Sale from 9am 23 November (SA time). Capacity limited to remaining capacity. Limit of four tickets per transaction
A local band will also be part of the Sunday Concert line-up selected in conjunction with Music SA.

The 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide will be held from 28 February – 3 March.
Tickets are available from Ticketek on phone 132 849 or online at www.ticketek.com.au
For more event information visit www.clipsal500.com.au

 

Tonight’s Show in Detroit

THE SHOW TONIGHT IN DETROIT AT THE DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE IS POSTPONED UNTIL TOMORROW NIGHT!

To All KISS AND Motley Fans:

On its way to Detroit our pyro truck was involved in an accident and flipped spilling our gear all along the freeway.

We owe you the show you expect and deserve, so we’ve jointly decided to give our crews the 24 hours necessary to piece everything together to make it possible.

THE PARTY IS NOW THURSDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 6th.

See you there!

KISS and MOTLEY

Kiss/Motley Donate $100K to Aurora Victim Relief Fund

SUMMER’S HOTTEST TOUR GIVES BACK
KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE DONATE $100,000
TO THE AURORA VICTIM RELIEF FUND

THE ANNOUCEMENT WAS MADE WHEN THE TOUR STOPPED IN ENGLEWOOD, CO

Englewood, Colorado (August 9, 2012)—Rock legends KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE announced at their summer concert in Englewood, Colorado last night that they will donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund in the wake of the devastating movie theatre shooting in Aurora, CO on July 20, 2012. The announcement was made after the bands performed for fans at a stop on THE TOUR which will travel to 40 plus cities across the U.S. this summer.

“Following the heartbreaking news of the senseless shootings in Colorado we wanted to do something to help the families and victims. We bonded together with our tour partners and friends Kiss to donate money, but we also hope it inspires others to do the same, no matter how big or small,” said Nikki Sixx of MÖTLEY CRÜE .

“The terror these innocent victims of the Aurora massacre must have experienced and the profound loss their families now face is unimaginable. We hope that our small gesture helps inspire others to band together in compassion and financial support for all involved in this unspeakable tragedy,” said Paul Stanley of KISS.

“This generous donation to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund will be used to help meet the immediate and long-term needs of the victims and their families,” said Marla J. Williams, president and CEO of Community First Foundation. “Gifts like this one remind us that there are so many who care not only in our community but in communities around the country.”

The Aurora Victim Relief Fund at Community First Foundation
The Aurora Victim Relief Fund has been established in partnership with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper through Community First Foundation. This fund will be used only to meet the immediate and long-term needs of victims and their families and, as funds are available, the broad needs of those affected in the community. A group of community representatives, including individuals and providers, will assist with establishing priorities and selecting the nonprofits that will receive money from this fund. Community First Foundation will not charge any administrative fees for these gifts.

To donate, please visit: https://givingfirst.org/index.php?section=content&action=dynamic&cmsID=36

Contact:
Kristen Foster, PMK*BNC
[email protected] or 212.582.1111

KISS and Motley cancel Shoreline Performance

 

KISS AND MOTLEY CRUE

CANCEL SHORELINE PERFORMANCE

 

SLEEP TRAIN PAVILION

PERFORMANCE ON AUGUST 16th

STILL TAKING PLACE AS SCHEDULED

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 2, 2011) – The KISS and Motley Crue concert on Wednesday, August 15th at Shoreline Amphitheatre has been cancelled. Refunds for the Shoreline performance will be made available at point of purchase.

 

The Sleep Train Pavilion concert on Thursday, August 16th will still take place as scheduled. There are a limited number of tickets available for KISS and Motley Crue at Sleep Train Pavilion online atwww.Livenation.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

 

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