The Tour (Kiss and Mötley Crüe)

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The Tour
Tour by Kiss & Mötley Crüe
KISS and Motley Crue Tour Poster.jpg
Start dateJuly 20, 2012
End dateMarch 12, 2013
No. of shows51
Kiss tour chronology
The Hottest Show on Earth Tour
The Tour
Monster World Tour
Mötley Crüe tour chronology
UK Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe
The Tour
North American Tour

The Tour was a co-headlining summer tour between American hard rock and heavy metal bands Kiss and Mötley Crüe. The tour, described as "Elvis on steroids" by Paul Stanley, was announced on March 20 [1] and started on July 20, 2012 in Bristow, Virginia. [2] At first, 40 dates were announced while the August 5 concert at AT&T Center and the August 1 concert at KFC Yum! Center were subsequently added. "The Tour" was listed by the Rolling Stone as one of "The Ten Hottest Summer Package Tours of 2012". [3] The Treatment was the opening act for all shows.


In the tour program for Kiss' final tour, Singer reflected on the tour:

Chemistry is a unique thing. Bands are like soup: Sometimes when you change the ingredients, even though it's still chicken soup, you put a little more chicken stock or vegetable it changes the flavor. To me, I think the flavor of Kiss has a pretty good taste to it. We have the unique ingredients to it like some of the old tried-and-true original sound but we also have some zestiness and spice that Tommy and I provide with the ability to basically play any songs that are required. I think the fact that Tommy and I have a history of being weaned on Kiss is something we bring to the table that helps the band retain some of its vintage sound. We try to keep the essence and the vibe of the original songs in there but there's still a little bit of an extra twist that we give it. We give it a little bit more horsepower. [4]


Mötley Crüe

  1. "Saints of Los Angeles"
  2. "Wild Side"
  3. "Shout at the Devil"
  4. "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)"
  5. "Sex"
  6. "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)"
  7. "Home Sweet Home" (Tommy Lee's drum solo)
  8. "Live Wire" (Mick Mars guitar solo)
  9. "Primal Scream"
  10. "Dr. Feelgood"
  11. "Girls, Girls, Girls"
  12. "Kickstart My Heart"


Tour dates

North America
July 20, 2012 Bristow United States Jiffy Lube Live [5]
July 21, 2012 Virginia Beach Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach [6]
July 22, 2012 Raleigh Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion [7]
July 24, 2012 Atlanta Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood [8]
July 25, 2012 Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre [9] [10]
July 27, 2012 West Palm Beach Cruzan Amphitheatre [11]
July 28, 2012 Tampa 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre [12] [13]
July 31, 2012 Pelham Oak Mountain Amphitheater [14]
August 1, 2012 Louisville KFC Yum! Center [15]
August 3, 2012 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [16]
August 4, 2012 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion [17]
August 5, 2012 San Antonio AT&T Center
August 7, 2012 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion
August 8, 2012 Greenwood Village Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
August 10, 2012 Phoenix Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion [18] [19]
August 11, 2012 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
August 12, 2012 Chula Vista Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
August 14, 2012 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater [20]
August 16, 2012 Concord Sleep Train Pavilion
August 18, 2012 Auburn White River Amphitheatre
August 19, 2012 Ridgefield Sleep Country Amphitheater [21]
August 24, 2012 Grand Junction Rock Jam
August 26, 2012 Tulsa BOK Center
August 27, 2012 Maryland Heights Verizon Wireless Amphitheater [22]
August 29, 2012 St. Paul Minnesota State Fair
August 31, 2012 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
September 1, 2012 Noblesville Klipsch Music Center
September 2, 2012 Burgettstown First Niagara Pavilion
September 4, 2012 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
September 6, 2012 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre
September 7, 2012 Tinley Park First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
September 8, 2012 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
September 11, 2012 Allegan Allegan County Fair
September 12, 2012 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
September 13, 2012 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre
September 15, 2012 Darien United States Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
September 16, 2012 Mansfield Comcast Center
September 18, 2012 Scranton Toyota Pavilion
September 19, 2012 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center
September 21, 2012 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
September 22, 2012 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
September 23, 2012 Hartford Comcast Theatre
September 29, 2012 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol
October 1, 2012 Monterrey Arena Monterrey
February 28, 2013 Perth Australia Perth Arena
March 3, 2013 Adelaide Clipsal 500
March 5, 2013 Melbourne Etihad Stadium
March 6, 2013
March 9, 2013 Sydney Allphones Arena
March 10, 2013
March 12, 2013 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre



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