KISS, Motley Crue Announce Summer 2012 Tour While Dissing Rihanna, Full List of Dates

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For classic rock fans, a dream came true on Tuesday when KISS and Motley Crue announced their upcoming Summer 2012 tour, with a full list of 40 dates around the U.S. calling the concerts, "The Tour." Rihanna fans, however, may not be as excited as KISS front man Gene Simmons blasted Rihanna in the process during the press conference.

For classic rock fans, a dream came true on Tuesday when KISS and Motley Crue announced their upcoming Summer 2012 tour, with a full list of 40 dates around the U.S. calling the concerts, The Tour.

These guys are the baddest band in the f-king world, Vince Neil of Motley Crue told Billboard. Our very first tour was with Kiss, 1982. To be able to do it now is amazing.

This will be The Tour, that's what we're calling it, The Tour, Paul Stanley of KISS told Billboard. You will be deaf and blinded, you will leave there stumbling out in the 90-minute sets.

Rihanna fans, however, may not be as excited as KISS front man Gene Simmons blasted Rihanna in the process during the press conference.

We're sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them, Simmons said, according to Billboard. No fake bulls--t. Leave that to the Rihanna, Shmianna and anyone who ends their name with an 'A.'

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee shared sentiments with Simmons.

No disrespect to Rihanna, she's a great singer, but we're in a slump for some s--t that has some personality and appeal beyond a bunch of pop stuff that's floating around out there, Lee told Billboard. I'm glad he said that actually because I don't think I can bear watching another f--king award show that is just a little bit better than 'American Idol.' It's f--king pathetic to watch people go out and f**king karaoke with a bunch of lights and video. It's all completely watered down.

Aside from blasting Rihanna, KISS and Motley Crue members reminisced about their 80's tour days.

I remember, I wanted to see what they really looked like, Tommy Lee said of KISS without makeup. They had bandanas, wrapped around, so we never really saw what they looked like, the whole tour. That was a big thing for me.

I still wonder that, KISS drummer Eric Singer said.

The Tour kicks off July 20 in Bristow, Va. and runs through the summer. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 23 through Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

Here is a full list of Kiss and Motley Crue's Summer 2012 tour, The Tour, courtesy of Billboard.

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 MusicCenter  Sep 1: Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center  Sep 2: Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagra 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

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