Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Two of rock’s biggest legends, KISS and Def Leppard, are teaming up for a 42-city summer tour across North America.
KISS front-runner Gene Simmons and Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot first discussed the idea of touring together two years ago. Elliot and the KISS bassist played a few dates together in South America in a rock all-stars tour. The two iconic bands have finally brought the tour idea to life. This is the first time the two bands will co-headline a tour together, although they have run into each other at festivals over the years.
Eager fans can expect nothing less than an energetic, theatrical and electric performance from these two rock legends. Fans of Def Leppard will hear their favorite hits like “Rock of Ages,” “Photograph,” and “Foolin’.” KISS fans expect to hear “Rock ‘n Roll All Nite,” “I Was Made for Lovin’ You,” “Detroit Rock City,” and more.
KISS celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014 after releasing their first albums KISS and Hotter Than Hell back in 1974. The band was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. KISS is well-known for their iconic face paint and theatrical stage performances. Unlike other legendary classic rock bands, KISS has no plans for retirement anytime soon.
Def Leppard is an English rock band that formed in 1977. The band was a part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. The early 1980s and the early 1990s were the heights of the band’s career. The band is known as one of the world’s best-selling artists with more than 100 million records sold worldwide.
The 42-date KISS & Def Leppard tour will kick off in Utah on June 23 and come to a close in Texas on August 31. For every ticket sold, one dollar be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and other military-related charities.