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.'
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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