KISS and Mötley Crüe gathered today at L.A.'s Roosevelt Hotel to announce "The Tour," a joint summer package that kicks off July 20th in Bristow, Virginia and runs through September 23rd in Hartford, Connecticut. Each band will play about 90 minutes and KISS will close every night.
Calling it "The Tour" is a bold proclamation. But after more than 60 combined years on the road, both bands feel comfortable with living up to that title. "You will scream your head off until it’s no longer on your shoulder and then you’ll feel great. You’ll be drenched, exhausted, and completely satisfied without ever having anyone touch your schmekel," Gene Simmons told Rolling Stone.
KISS' Paul Stanley has loftier goals though, namely surpassing the
band's reputation as one of the great live acts. "What we’re hoping for,
and certainly I am, is whatever people’s expectations are, we blow
them out of the water," Stanley told Rolling Stone. "I want
people to hope for the legend that they’ve heard about and find out
it’s greater than that. I think that the longer we’re around the more
invincible we become."