Mötley Crüe confirms rumored tour lineup with additional surprise opener
The internet has been running wild with speculation of a Mötley Crüe tour since the band destroyed their nearly four-year-old cessation of touring agreement. The specific rumor is Crüe hitting the road with Def Leppard and Poison that has continued to gain traction over the past few weeks.
Guitarist Mick Mars shot down that promise of free tickets for for their eventual return, and Poison’s Bret Michaels slyly responded to a question of the stacked lineup. Now, a leaked date appears to confirm the fall tour with an additional name on the bill.
Earlier today, Washington state radio station KXRX 97.1 confirmed Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison would be hitting Seattle’s T-Mobile Park Sept. 2, 2020. Previously speculated as Mötley Crüe’s headliner, the site reported it would actually be a co-headliner with the band alternating closing sets with Def Leppard.
In addition to the speculated lineup, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will appear as an opener for the stacked tour. More dates hit Ticketmaster with presales launching between Dec. 9 and 13 just ahead of Poison’s countdown revealing the news on their site here.
General on sale begins Dec. 13 here. Check out the full list of dates below.
07/07 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
07/09 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium
07/11 – Charlotte, NC @ Bank of America Stadium
07/14 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
07/15 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
07/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
07/23 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
07/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
08/09 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
08/11 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/13 – Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field
08/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
08/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
08/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller Park
08/20 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
08/22 – Washington, D.C. @ Nationals Park
08/23 – Flushing, NY @ Citi Field
08/25 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/28 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/30 – Denver, CO @ Coors Field
09/02 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
09/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium
More on Mötley Crüe
In mid-November, Mötley Crüe finally responded to touring rumors. The band announced the destruction of their previous cessation of touring agreement in a YouTube video with narrator Machine Gun Kelly who played drummer Tommy Lee in Netflix biopic The Dirt.
The band haven’t taken the stage together since the last date of their 158-show Final tour in Los Angeles on Dec. 31, 2015. They signed a “cessation of touring” agreement before their Farewell tour began, which meant that no member could perform following that tour under the Mötley Crüe name.
With that agreement now in flames, the hair metal group are officially back.
“Since playing Tommy Lee in The Dirt, so many of my fans have said how they wish they could’ve seen the real Mötley Crüe play live,” MGK says in a statement. “I never thought I would see the day when this would become a reality. But the fans spoke and Mötley Crüe listened!”
Will you be catching the tour? Sound off in the comments below.
See more: 16 memorable band photos