Stadium Tour Pushed Back To 2022 7/17/21

Mötley CrüeDef LeppardPoison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts has pushed back its already postponed “Stadium Tour” for 2022. The revamped itinerary has yet to be rolled out. The original dates for the 32-show “Stadium Tour” were to kick off on June 18th, 2020  in Jacksonville, Florida, but put on hold due to the ongoing pandemic.

All the acts posted a message on they social media outlets, which read:

To all our loyal fans, we wanted to let you know that we learned today that the tour is getting moved to 2022. This is the only way to ensure that we can play ALL of the dates for ALL of you who have purchased tickets.

We appreciate you hanging in there and can’t wait to get back on stage and bring The Stadium Tour to all of our fans. It’s going to be one for the history books!”

Frontman Vince Neil said a while back he wanted Mötley Crüe to go out the way it came in: [“Y’know, we didn’t want to be one of those bands that maybe have one guy left in it or somebody’s brother or something like that. Y’know, we wanted to be — we wanted to go out with the four founding members of Mötley Crüe and go out on top, and leave a legacy of a band called Mötley Crüe.”] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . . called Motley Crue)

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen told us he and his bandmates always look forward to playing their hits out on the road: [“Every night when someone’s singing along — especially when there’s a lot of young kids there, 16-year-olds and that — it is fresh, actually makes you feel really good when there’s a whole new breed of people just singing away to songs that you’ve done. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s a new song or an old song, it’s still our song, so it’s a huge compliment. It really is, it’s the best thing in the world.”] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . in the world)

TL; DR

  • Mötley CrüeDef LeppardPoison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts has pushed back its already postponed “Stadium Tour” for 2022.

SIDE NOTES

  • Available now for pre-order are two new Joan Jett graphic novels — Bad Reputation and I Love Rock N’ Roll.  According to the press release: “Now, in celebration of this 40th anniversary, an unparalleled team of creators brings these songs to life as 20 vivid stories in this singular graphic novel.”
  • Carianne Brinkman, president of Blackheart, Joan Jett’s company, said in a statement: “When we began working with Z2 Comics on Joan Jett And The Blackhearts 40 x 40 for the 40th Anniversary of I Love Rock N’ Roll and Bad Reputation, we reflected on all the rejection and opposition Joan faced from the industry as a woman with a guitar, especially at the beginning of her career. Luckily, she blocked out the noise and showed the doubters she could do it herself. The comic world, much like the rock n’ roll world, is fairly underrepresented in terms of women, particularly in the mainstream.”
  • For ordering info, log on tohttps://bit.ly/33PjtuO

FAST FACTS

  • Mötley Crue fans who shelled out for the band’s 2014/2015 “farewell” tour were led to believe that the band would officially retire after playing its final show on December 2015 at the Forum in Los Angeles. A pre-tour “cessation of touring” agreement was signed by the band — supposedly — cementing the band’s final tour dates.
  • Withe the announcement of “The Stadium Tour,” Crüe posted a video that showed the agreement being blown up and explaining that due to the band “becoming more popular than ever” and “gaining an entirely new legion of fans” they were heading back on the road.