It’s shaping up to be one of the biggest rock tours ever, with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts joining the long-awaited reunion tour from Mötley Crüe next year.
Just last month, the world of music was shocked to learn that hedonistic rockers Mötley Crüe were getting together for a reunion tour, just years after signing a “cessation of touring agreement” that would prevent just that.
Having been recording music together for the soundtrack of The Dirt, this news wasn’t entirely unexpected, though it was still a shock to those who thought the band would keep their word.
To make things more exciting though, this news was followed by reports that the band would in fact be hitting the road next year, touring alongside ’80s idols Poison and Whitesnake, undoubtedly turning it into one of the biggest tours of the year.
However, things have just gotten even more exciting, with 97 Rock Online revealing that Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have now been added to the mammoth 2020 tour.
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Revealing that the tour will make its way to Seattle on September 2nd, 2020, there’s no word yet as to when this tour will make its way around the rest of the US (and hopefully the world), though the full itinerary is set to be released soon.
In addition to all of this though, the co-headlining tour from the three rock juggernauts will see different bands topping the bill at each city. Noting that it’s “up to the bands’ discretion as to who closes in what city,” 97 Rock Online do confirm that Def Leppard will close out the Seattle gig.
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In related news, Steel Panther drummer Stix Zadinia recently made headlines after pointing out a promise from Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars that fans would receive free tickets if the band were to ever reunite.
Appearing on That Metal Show back in 2014, Mars dismissed the notion that Mötley Crüe would ever reunite after their final tour. “Let me put it this way: If that happens,” he explained, “I will invite the world to come for free.”
However, Mars has since taken to social media to note that he was “clearly joking” about that promise, but explained he was “eating a lot of crow and humble pie” given the resurfacing of his comments.
Oh well, maybe you can make it up to us by bringing that lineup down to Australia, Mick?