Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard Add Dates to 2022 Stadium Tour

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Mötley Crüe have announced the addition of five dates to their massive, and long-delayed, 2022 reunion tour of North American stadiums. The Feb. 17 news includes three shows in Canada. The tour, with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, was postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tickets for the new shows go on sale to the general public on Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. local time here. There are also various pre-sales.

The run was originally scheduled to begin on June 18, 2020, but on June 1 of that year it was postponed to 2021. Then on May 14, 2021, the group wrote, “To all our loyal fans, we wanted to let you know that we learned today that the tour is getting moved to 2022. This is the only way to ensure that we can play ALL of the dates for ALL of you who have purchased tickets. We appreciate you hanging in there and can’t wait to get back on stage and bring The Stadium Tour to all of our fans.

“It is going to be one for the history books!”

On June 1, 2020, the band announced that the dates were being moved to 2021. The 34-date tour is expected to be on the short list of 2022’s biggest-grossing tours.

The original tour was unveiled Dec. 4, 2019, via a live broadcast on the band’s Facebook page and on SiriusXM, just over two weeks after the group proclaimed that they were reuniting.

Watch the 2022 relaunch announcement

The four bands had addressed the uncertainty of the tour, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In a joint statement released on May 1, 2020, they wrote, “Our priority during this unprecedented time is to make sure that we are being as thoughtful and responsible as possible in the decisions we are making regarding The Stadium Tour and that we are putting the fans’ health, well being and safety first and foremost. We are currently weighing all options and are awaiting further direction from the powers that be. Our goal is to have an official update to everyone by June 1 outlining exactly how we will proceed. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy. We can’t wait to see you all again.”

See the itinerary below. Tickets are available here and here.

The original tour announcement event, at SiriusXM’s Hollywood studio filled with fans, also included the members of Def Leppard and Poison. The feeds on the Crüe and Def Leppard Facebook pages were plagued with video and audio problems.

During the Dec. 4, 2019, live broadcast, Vince Neil talked about how good it was to “get that brotherhood back.” Poison’s Bret Michaels noted that it would be great to perform in front of three generations of fans.

Watch the original official tour trailer

Back on Nov. 18, 2019, Mötley Crüe announced they were tearing up their Cessation of Touring agreement. After 35 years together on stage, and 30 years since the release of Dr. Feelgood, the members of Mötley Crüe parted ways without speaking to each other after their final show on December 31, 2015. Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee didn’t come together again until 2018 to participate in the making of The Dirt movie, which unexpectedly brought them closer together again including seeing them head back into the recording studio after having gone in their own directions for several years.

Def Leppard were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

Poison’s all original lineup includes Bret Michaels, guitarist C.C. DeVille, bass guitarist Bobby Dall and drummer Rikki Rockett.

Mötley Crüe – Def Leppard – Poison – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 2022 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

Jun 16 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
Jun 18 – Miami Gardens, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
Jun 19 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
Jun 22 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
Jun 24 – New York, NY – Citi Field
Jun 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
Jun 28 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
Jun 30 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
Jul 02 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
Jul 05 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
Jul 08 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
Jul 10 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
Jul 12 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Park Stadium
Jul 14 – Cleveland, OH – FirstEnergy Stadium
Jul 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
Jul 17 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller Park
Jul 19 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
Jul 21 – Denver, CO – Coors Field
Aug 05 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
Aug 06 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
Aug 08 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Center^
Aug 10 – Orchard Park, NY – New Era Field
Aug 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
Aug 14 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
Aug 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium^
Aug 19 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
Aug 21 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
Aug 22 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
Aug 27 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium
Aug 28 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
Aug 31 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
Sep 02 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place^
Sep 04 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium^
Sep 07 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
Sep 09 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium^

^ Added on Feb. 17

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