CONFIRMED! MÖTLEY CRÜE HEADS TO UK BRINGING TOMMY LEE’S 360 DEGREE DRUM ROLLERCOASTER
Mötley Crüe are excited to announce that Tommy Lee will be bringing his mind blowing 360 degree drum roller-coaster to the UK for their December co-headline tour with Def Leppard!
The wonders of the wheel will be spectacularly unveiled during Tommy Lee’s thrilling drum solo where he is launched into multiple loops and pyrotechnics while continuing to perform.
Not one to keep the fun to himself, the drummer also hand picks a fan from the audience to join him for his crazy ride at every show.
Check out just a tease of what to expect this winter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO7k1eMuTxo
Daredevil, Tommy Lee says “This idea came about from when I was a kid going to concerts. Whenever the drummer started his drum solo, I wondered why people would leave to go get a beer, buy a t-shirt, restroom, whatever!! I wanted to show people what happens behind the drum set, so I decided to expose it all by flipping the drums vertical, upside-down making them disappear and fly over the audiences heads! Mötley Crüe brings you on a thrill ride, jump on the 360! Let’s do this! By the way, it’s really f*****g difficult playing while on this ride!“
The band’s highly anticipated tour kicks off next month in Birmingham. Witness the insanity for yourself at the following dates:
TUESDAY 6 BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA
THURSDAY 8 NOTTINGHAM ARENA
FRIDAY 9 GLASGOW SECC HALL 4
SUNDAY 11 MANCHESTER ARENA
TUESDAY 13 SHEFFIELD ARENA
WEDNESDAY 14 WEMBLEY ARENA
Tickets are on sale now priced at £47.50 London / £45.00 regionally (subject to booking fee) via www.livenation.co.uk.
Mötley Crüe are also about to re-issue their core catalogue on CD and vinyl after a long absence in the market place.
The following albums will be re-released as limited edition Vinyl replica CDs with a 16 page booklet, regular CD’s with a 5 page booklet and on 180g vinyl in a 4 colour Gatefold sleeve: ‘Too Fast For Love’, ‘Shout At The Devil’, ‘Theatre of Pain’, ‘Girls Girls Girls’ and ‘Dr Feelgood’. They will be available November 14, 2011 on Eleven Seven Music.
This will be followed by ‘Motley Crue’s Greatest Hits’ package in CD, Deluxe (CD with DVD) and 180g Vinyl formats on December 5, 2011.
Def Leppard And Mötley Crüe
Join Forces For The First Time Ever To Tour The UK
With Very Special Guests Steel Panther
TUESDAY 30TH AUGUST – Live Nation are thrilled to announce that two of the world’s most legendary purveyors of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe, have joined forces for the first time ever, for a tour that will see them tear through 6 cities in the UK this December with very special guests, Steel Panther.
Def Leppard remain one of the world’s biggest and most successful live acts. Before this year, the band last played the UK and Eire in 2009 – headlining Download festival that year after a hugely successful sold out UK Arena tour in 2008. June 2011 saw Def Leppard headline Download Festival for the second time in three years. 2011 has also seen the release of the band first ever live album, “Mirrorball” featuring classic tracks, three band new recordings and a bonus DVD and Leppard’s first coffee table book, titled “Def Leppard – The Definitive Visual History”.
With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards (Def Leppard are one of only five rock bands to have two consecutive 10 million plus selling albums in the U.S. The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen.) to their credit, Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums)— continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. Their epic live show and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.
Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott says, “I can’t tell you enough how thrilled I am to announce this tour!! … We always strive to make our shows an event & to have Motley Crue & Steel Panther along for the ride makes this an event that just can’t be missed for rock fans across the UK !! … Come join us on what will be the event of the year!!”
Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee and Vince Neil , collectively Mötley Crüe, returned to the top of the charts with Saints of Los Angeles, their first studio album in a decade with the original line-up back in 2008. Based on the band’s New York Times bestseller ‘The Dirt’, the disc debuted at #1 on the Independent Album chart and was the top debut of the week on the Billboard Top 200 albums at #4. “Saints of Los Angeles,” which was nominated for a Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy Award was also noted as the #1 Rock Song of the Year by iTunes critics. The band also started Crüe Fest in 2008, which was the most successful touring rock festival and the number ten tour overall (according to Rolling Stone), playing for nearly half a million rock fans throughout North America. This was swiftly followed by Crüe Fest 2 in 2009, during which the band played the whole of the Dr Feelgood album every night in celebration of their 20th anniversary. Mötley Crüe has sold more than 80 million album copies worldwide,including 25 million in the U.S. ). They will also be releasing a brand new expanded Greatest Hits package which will include the Crüe Fest DVD in November.
Nikki Sixx had the following to say “Motley Crüe is excited to do some destruction with long time peers Def Leppard on tour this holiday season. We have never toured together so hopefully there will be some de-virginizing of each-others fans and in the end one fucking wild party together.” Nikki Sixx
Steel Panther have recently confirmed that the release date for their highly anticipated second album, ‘Balls Out’, will be 17th October via Universal Records. The first single taken from the album will be ‘If You Really Really Love Me’ which impacts on 7th November.
Frontman Michael Starr commented “To rock with Lep and Crüe is a dream come true!! This will be the best tour package all year hands down – Now we got to learn our songs from the new CD” Not be be outdone, guitarist Satchel added “Getting the tour with Def Leppard and Motley Crüe is the best thing that’s happened to Steel Panther since we got the Viagra endorsement – we’re hard already!”
This will, without doubt, be THE Rock show of the year, not to be missed by any self-respecting fan of all things loud and heavy. Tour dates are below:
TUESDAY 6 BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA
THURSDAY 8 NOTTINGHAM CAPITAL FM ARENA
FRIDAY 9 GLASGOW SECC HALL 4
SUNDAY 11 MANCHESTER MEN ARENA
TUESDAY 13 SHEFFIELD MOTORPOINT ARENA
WEDNESDAY 14 WEMBLEY ARENA
Tickets go onsale 9am on Friday 2nd September priced at £47.50 LONDON / £45.00 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
THE MIGHTY PANTHER ARE BACK ON THE PROWL ……
EXCLUSIVE HEADLINE LONDON SHOW @ THE ELECTRIC BALLROOM – 8TH NOVEMBER
The New Album BALLS OUT will be released on 17th October 2011
The NEW Single IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME will impact on 7th November 2011
Lock up your daughters all over again! Los Angeles’ very own heavy metal band, Steel Panther, will be returning to UK shores for an exclusive headline London show on Tuesday 8th November 2011 at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. Steel Panther tickets are priced at £17.50 plus booking fee and will go onsale on Friday 26th August at 9am. They can be bought via the website, www.livenation.co.uk.
The band have also confirmed the release date for their highly anticipated second album, BALLS OUT, which will be released on 17th October via Universal Records. The first single taken from the album will be IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME and is a loving ode with a Panther twist!
Their debut album, Feel The Steel, was released to critical acclaim in 2009 and has surely earned
Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxxx and Stix Zadinia a place in mythical musical masterpiece history! The album has sold over 45,000 copies in the UK alone to date!
The four member band, known for their outrageous stage presence and gargantuan guitar riffs have been entertaining fans and scores of rock and entertainment VIPs with their raucous antics via L.A.’s longest running heavy metal show on the Sunset Strip for nearly a decade (now running at the infamous House of Blues every Monday night). The band also holds residencies at the Green Valley Resort and Casino and the House Of Blues Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday.
Known for their lively between-song banter and dead-on affirmation of metal’s ‘golden age,’ the group’s new album promises to exude the same Steel Panther bravado and irreverent vitality that has compelled a stable of revered artists join them on stage through the years, including Cee-Lo Green, Sebastian Bach, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Dave Navarro, Tommy Lee, Perry Farrell, Billie Ray Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Jessica Simpson and even Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame!
TUESDAY 8 ELECTRIC BALLROOM
Tickets for Steel Panther go onsale 9am on Friday 26th September 2011 priced at £17.50 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk