KISS and Def Leppard Unite for Summer 2014 Tour

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It’s going to be one rocking summer. That’s because KISS and Def Leppard, two veteran bands with extensive catalogs, are uniting for a summer tour.

KISS, celebrating their 40th year in music and joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, will continue touring in support of their ‘Monster’ album, while Def Leppard recently reissued a special deluxe edition of their underrated 1996 album ‘Slang’ and have been said to be working toward a new album.

The trek launches June 23 in West Valley City, Utah, and currently runs through Aug. 31 in Woodlands, Texas. Tickets for the trek go on sale this Friday (March 21) through the Live Nation mobile app and at LiveNation.com.

Gene Simmons revealed during a press conference that a dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to various wounded warrior organizations. The KISS bassist stated how proud he was of the military who “make freedom possible,” while Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott added, “We’ve got our own wounded warrior here,” referring to the band’s drummer Rick Allen. Both bands have also made it possible for military personnel to have first crack at tickets with a special pre-sale starting Tuesday (March 18) at 10AM local time at Military.com.

KISS / Def Leppard 2014 Summer Tour:

6/23 — West Valley, Utah — USANA Amphitheater
6/25 — Denver, Colo. — Pepsi Center
6/27 — Ridgefield, Wash. — Sleep Country Amphitheater
6/29 — Auburn, Wash. — White River Amphitheatre
7/2 — Concord, Calif. — Concord Pavilion
7/3 — Wheatland, Calif. — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/5 — Irvine, Calif. — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/6 — Chula Vista, Calif. — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/8 — Los Angeles, Calif. — The Forum
7/9 — Phoenix, Ariz. — Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/12 — Austin, Texas — Austin360 Amphitheatre
7/13 — Dallas, Texas — Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/15 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Riverbend Music Center
7/16 — Nashville, Tenn. — Bridgestone Arena
7/18 — Atlanta, Ga. — Aaron’s Amphitheatre
7/19 — Charlotte, N.C. — PNC Music Pavilion
7/20 — Raleigh, N.C. — Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
7/22 — West Palm Beach, Fla. — Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/23 — Tampa, Fla. — MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/25 — Bristow, Va. — Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 — Holmdel, N.J. — PNC Bank Arts Center
8/1 — Mansfield, Mass. — Xfinity Center
8/2 — Atlantic City, N.J. — Boardwalk Hall
8/3 — Camden, N.J. — Susquehanna Bank Center
8/5 — Saratoga, N.Y. — Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/6 — Wantagh, N.Y. — Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
8/8 — Virginia Beach, Va. — Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/9 — Scranton, Pa. — Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/10 — Hartford, Conn. — Xfinity Theatre
8/12 — Toronto, Ontario — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/13 — Darien, N.Y. — Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/15 — East Troy, Wis. — Alpine Valley Music Theatre
8/16 — Tinley Park, Ill. — First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/17 — Minneapolis, Minn. — Target Center
8/20 — Des Moines, Iowa — Wells Fargo Arena
8/22 — Noblesville, Ind. — Klipsch Music Center
8/23 — Clarkston, Mich. — DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/24 — Burgettstown, Pa. — First Niagara Pavilion
8/26 — Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio — Blossom Music Center
8/28 — Maryland Heights, Mo. — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/29 — Tulsa, Okla. — BOK Center
8/31 — Woodlands, Texas — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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Steel Panther Bringing 2014 ‘All You Can Eat’ Tour Across North America

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Better clear some room on your schedule! That’s because Steel Panther are planning to bring their new album ‘All You Can Eat’ to concert stages this spring. The hedonistic metal act will rock North America beginning May 3 in Seattle with a monthlong trek.

The 21-city trek even crosses over into Canada for a couple of shows before winding up on June 1 in Dallas. As fans know, a Steel Panther show is always a party, but the group is offering even more of a fan experience by teaming up with On the List to provide special packages at each stop. Those who are interested can check out the VIP options for meet-and-greets, photo opportunities, parties and more at this location.

The ‘All You Can Eat’ album arrives in stores April 1. Packed with such over-the-top tracks as ‘Pussywhipped,’ ‘She’s on the Rag,’ ‘Gloryhole’ and ‘Gang Bang at the Old Folks Home,’ there’s little doubt that the band will soon be adding more classics to their outrageous catalog. Plus, there have already been videos released for the tracks ‘Party Like Tomorrow Is the End of the World‘ and ‘The Burden of Being Wonderful.’ The album is currently available for pre-order here.

Steel Panther Spring 2014 Tour Dates:

5/3 — Seattle, Wash. — The Showbox
5/4 — Portland, Ore. — Crystal Ballroom
5/7 — Denver, Colo. — Ogden Theatre
5/8 — Wichita, Kan. — Cotillion
5/10 — Oklahoma City, Okla. — Diamond Ballroom
5/11 — Houston, Texas — House of Blues
5/13 — Orlando, Fla. — House of Blues
5/15 — N. Myrtle Beach, Fla. — House of Blues
5/16 — Silver Spring, Md. — Fillmore
5/17 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Theatre of Living Arts
5/18 — Sayreville, N.J. — Starland Ballroom
5/20 — Montreal, Quebec — Metropolis
5/21 — Boston, Mass. — House of Blues
5/23 — Hampton Beach, N.H. — Hampton Beach Casino
5/24 — Portland, Maine — The Asylum
5/26 — Toronto, Ontario — Sound Academy
5/27 — New York, N.Y. — Irving Plaza
5/28 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Stage AE
5/29 — Cleveland, Ohio — House of Blues
5/31 — Kansas City, Mo. — Rockfest
6/1 — Dallas, Texas — Gexa Energy Pavilion

Queen + Adam Lambert Announce 2014 North American Tour

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As we hinted last weekQueen and Adam Lambert will tour North America this summer. The complete list of dates can be found below.

Lambert, Brian MayRoger Taylor and supporting musicians will play 19 dates over the course of a month beginning June 19 at Chicago’s United Center. They will have hit major venues in 18 cities (Las Vegas gets two shows) across the United States and Canada by the time they wind it up on July 20 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., which is located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

“I’m completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” Lambert said via press release. “The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I’m honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie‘s memory; he’s a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display.”

“Let’s rock those beautiful arenas just one more time,” May added.

Tickets go on sale March 14 at Livenation.com and through their mobile platforms. American Express card members will have access to a pre-sale beginning March 10 at 10:00AM for the U.S. dates and March 11 at 10:00AM for the Canada dates.

Queen + Adam Lambert 2014 North American Tour

6/19 — Chicago, Ill.
6/21 — Winnipeg, Manitoba
6/23 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
6/24 — Edmonton, Alberta
6/26 — Calgary, Alberta
6/28 — Vancouver, British Columbia
7/1 — San Jose, Calif.
7/3 — Los Angeles, Calif.
7/5 — Las Vegas, Nev.
7/6 — Las Vegas, Nev.
7/9 — Houston, Texas
7/10 — Dallas, Texas
7/12 — Detroit, Mich.
7/13 — Toronto, Ontario
7/14 — Montreal, Quebec
7/16 — Philadelphia, Pa.
7/17 — New York, N.Y.
7/19 — Uncasville, Ct.
7/20 — Columbia, Md.