KISS with very special guests MÖTLEY CRÜE will tour Australia in March 2013. Presented by McManus Entertainment, the summer’s biggest, baddest rock tour will hit Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Mackay and Adelaide with guests Irish rockers THIN LIZZY along for the ride (*except Adelaide).
A new date has been confirmed, a second and final night in Sydney at Allphones Arena on Sunday March 10th. Tickets will go on sale December 3rd; however a Visa pre-sale will commence November 29th.
KISS and Mötley Crüe’s 45 show North American summer tour has already gone down as one helluva rock’n’roll extravaganza and now, finally, its Australia’s turn!
Not only has it been five long years since KISS last toured Australia, but 2013 marks a very special milestone for this great band – their 40th anniversary. In all their bombastic and unstoppable glory, KISS will perform fan favorites from their treasure-trove of hits along with tracks from their just–released 20th studio album Monster. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, are at the top of their game on Monster, which embodies all that is KISS and the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flame-throwers and don makeup to entertain millions.
Mötley Crüe last toured Australia in 2011 and they’ve recently become the first rock band in history to play an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band is best known for continuing to reinvent not only their live show (with mind blowing elements such as Tommy Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster) and music (new song 'Sex' available now), but remain on the cutting edge via social media interaction. Mötley Crüe’s New York Times bestselling book The Dirt is currently being adapted into a major motion picture.
With combined album sales of almost 200 million, KISS and Mötley Crüe are more than just iconic; they remain at the height of their popularity, the dominant powerhouses of rock music tallying 30-plus chart-topping hits, countless sold out tours and awards and accolades from around the world. Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever and their signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.
And if that wasn’t enough, classic Irish rockers Thin Lizzy will be back in town with the line-up that has been winning over fans and critics alike for the past two years. Along with Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton, the additions of vocalist Ricky Warwick, guitarist Damon Johnson and Bass player Marco Mendoza, Thin Lizzy have been re-introducing their music to a whole new generation of fans to overwhelming success and now it’s Australia’s turn.
Brisbane up-and-comers DIVA DEMOLITION have won the highly-prized local support act spot and will open all shows on the tour.
28 - Perth Arena - Perth, Australia
3 - Clipsal 500 - Adelaide, Australia
5 - Etihad Stadium (Intimate Arena Mode) - Melbourne, Australia
6 - Etihad Stadium (Intimate Arena Mode) - Melbourne, Australia
9 - Allphones Arena - Sydney, Australia
10 - Allphones Arena - Sydney, Australia
12 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia
16 - Virgin Australia Stadium - Mackay, Australia