In what looks like to be this summers biggest tour with the hottest band in the world along with rocks most notorious band, KISS and Motley Crue will embark on a co-headline tour this summer.
This is a tour that Live Nation has been trying to make happen for a few years now. Motley Crue last toured with KISS in early 1983. According to Motley Crue’s best selling book “The Dirt”, Motley Crue were kicked off that KISS tour after 5 shows for bad behavior. Bassist Nikki Sixx stated a few years after the tour that “They’re the greatest! We had a blast on tour! They taught us the importance of treating an opening act with respect and consideration”
Motley Crue lead singer, Vince Neil recently spoke to his good friend and entertainment reporter Robin Leach, regarding the KISS/Motley Crue pairing ““It’s going to be really cool because KISS is bringing their full stage show, and Motley will be bringing our full stage show, so you are going to see two huge headliners at the same time. It’s going to be one of the biggest tours of the summer, if not the biggest.- Vince Neil”
KISS is currently managed by Doc McGhee, who was Motley Crue’s long time manager during the 80’s until he was fired just before the release of Dr. Feelgood in August of 1989. During the recent KISS Kruise Q&A with Doc Mcghee, a KISS fan asked McGhee how managing KISS compared to managing Motley Crue. McGhee responded by saying “KISS is very business orientated while Motley was more of a gang” (See video below at 1:40 mark)
Look for the official announcement from KISS and Motley Crue sometime next week.