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Kiss, Motley Crue unite for US tour

March 21, 2012

At a news conference in Hollywood, March 20, 2012, to announce the united tour: Kiss (from left) Tommy Thayer, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Paul Stanley, and Motley Crue (from right) Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil. — Reuters picAt a news conference in Hollywood, March 20, 2012, to announce the united tour: Kiss (from left) Tommy Thayer, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Paul Stanley, and Motley Crue (from right) Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, March 21 — Two powerhouse bands that have rocked music fans over four decades, Kiss and Motley Crue, yesterday unveiled plans for a 40-plus city tour across the United States this summer.

Kiss, with their painted faces and outrageous costumes, rose to fame in the 1970s with hits such as “Rock and Roll All Nite” and “Hotter Than Hell”. Motley Crue reached stardom in the 1980s and scored hits such as “Dr Feelgood” and “Girls, Girls, Girls”.

Both bands earned millions of fans and, combined, sold nearly 200 million albums worldwide.

The tour will kick off on July 20 in Bristow, Virginia, and hit cities such as Dallas, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and Cleveland before winding up on September 23 in Hartford, Connecticut. — Reuters

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