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Crüe Fest was a summer 2008 tour by Mötley Crüe, which commenced on July 1, 2008 and concluded on August 31, 2008. It featured Mötley Crüe themselves, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M., and Trapt. Crüe Fest was said to be "the Loudest Show on Earth". The tour earned around $40 million and was the most successful, most popular festival of the summer.
The tour was formulated in January 2008 by Nikki Sixx. Shortly afterwards, the idea was established to involve both bands of whom Sixx was then a member: Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M.. Crüe Fest was born: a new touring festival of 'bands that embody the spirit of rock and roll'in the same vein as Ozzfest. Mötley's official website, , had promised a special announcement and, on April 15, 2008, the band hosted a press conference, where they announced the tour, premiered their "Saints of Los Angeles" video, and performed "Kickstart My Heart" and "Saints of Los Angeles".
|July 1, 2008||West Palm Beach, Florida||United States||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|July 3, 2008||Tampa, Florida||Ford Amphitheatre|
|July 5, 2008||Charlotte, North Carolina||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|July 6, 2008||Virginia Beach, Virginia||Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater|
|July 8, 2008||Wantagh, New York||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|July 9, 2008||Corfu, New York||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|July 10, 2008||Sarnia, Ontario||Canada||Sarnia Bayfest (Mötley Crüe only)|
|July 12, 2008||Camden, New Jersey||United States||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|July 13, 2008||Bristow, Virginia||Nissan Pavilion|
|July 15, 2008||Clarkston, Michigan||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|July 16, 2008||Tinley Park, Illinois||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|July 18, 2008||Noblesville, Indiana||Verizon Wireless Music Center|
|July 19, 2008||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Marcus Amphitheater|
|July 20, 2008||Maryland Heights, Missouri||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|July 22, 2008||Houston, Texas||Toyota Center|
|July 23, 2008||Selma, Texas||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|July 24, 2008||Dallas, Texas||SuperPages.com Center|
|July 26, 2008||Albuquerque, New Mexico||Journal Pavilion|
|July 27, 2008||Greenwood Village, Colorado||Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre|
|July 29, 2008||West Valley City, Utah||USANA Amphitheatre|
|July 31, 2008||Phoenix, Arizona||Cricket Wireless Pavilion|
|August 1, 2008||Paradise, Nevada||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|August 2, 2008||San Bernardino, California||San Manuel Amphitheater|
|August 5, 2008||Wheatland, California||Sleep Train Amphitheatre|
|August 6, 2008||Mountain View, California||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|August 8, 2008||Auburn, Washington||White River Amphitheatre|
|August 9, 2008||Portland, Oregon||Rose Garden|
|August 11, 2008||Vancouver||Canada||General Motors Place|
|August 13, 2008||Edmonton, Alberta||Rexall Place|
|August 14, 2008||Calgary, Alberta||Pengrowth Saddledome|
|August 15, 2008||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||Credit Union Centre|
|August 17, 2008||Winnipeg, Manitoba||MTS Centre|
|August 19, 2008||Cincinnati||United States||Riverbend Music Center|
|August 20, 2008||Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio||Blossom Music Center|
|August 22, 2008||Mansfield, Massachusetts||Comcast Center for the Performing Arts|
|August 23, 2008||Holmdel Township, New Jersey||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|August 24, 2008||Uncasville, Connecticut||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|August 28, 2008||Toronto||Canada||Molson Amphitheatre|
|August 29, 2008||Saratoga Springs, New York||United States||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|August 30, 2008||Scranton, Pennsylvania||Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain|
|August 31, 2008||Burgettstown, Pennsylvania||Post-Gazette Pavilion|
|Released||March 24, 2009|
|Recorded||August 28, 2008 at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto|
|Mötley Crüe chronology|
On March 24, 2009, the Crüe Fest DVD was released. The main concert was filmed on August 28, 2008 at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, with some clips filmed at the other venues of the tour. The film was directed by P.R. Brown and was filmed in high definition with 5.1 stereo audio. The DVD reached number one on the Billboard Top Music Video chart, selling 7,000 copies in its first week of release. [ citation needed ]
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