Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett Tour Has Sold More Than 1 Million Tickets


Motley Crue – Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ken Settle

This summer’s massive Motley Crue and Def Leppard co-headlining tour has already surpassed more than $130 million in gross sales

One of the most talked-about tours of the summer is the reunion of ’80s mainstays Motley Crue, along with fellow ’80s rockers Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Now, the stadium tour has already surpassed one million tickets sold.

According to Billboard, the summer tour has already pulled in more than $130 million in gross sales, as well as $5 million in VIP seats, and it’s growing.

“(Def Leppard) was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and (Motley Crue) has one of the biggest rock books ever that was turned into a film (‘The Dirt’ biopic), and the film was seen by tens of millions,” Crue manager Allen Kovac told the publication. “We knew co-headlining would dramatically lift the ticket sales.”

When “The Dirt” arrived on Netflix in spring 2019, the success of the Motley Crue biopic boosted the band’s streaming by 300 percent. The soundtrack for the move featured a handful of Motley Crue hits, as well as a few of the group’s first new studio recordings in several years.

The upcoming tour, dubbed “The Stadium Tour,” will set off June 18 in Jacksonville, Florida, and run through a show in their hometown of Los Angeles on Sept. 5. It’s the band’s first round of tour dates since tearing up their “cessation of touring” agreement, which all the members had signed before their 2014-2015 tour, which at the time was supposed to be the group’s final run.



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