Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe announce two special 2023 US shows

Two shows set for Atlantic City, NJ

Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe have announced two special nights in Atlantic City, NJ for 2023. The two groups will perform February 10-11 at the Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena before kicking off the international leg of their joint The World Tour.

Preslaes start Tuesday, November 29th with the general on sale set for Friday, December 2nd at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster.

The dates are the first with new Mötley Crüe guitarist John 5 who’s replacing Mick Mars after retiring from the road due to his health. The guitarist, who has suffered from Ankylosing Spondylitis since he was in his late teens, says the struggle is too painful to continue touring.

Produced by Live Nation, The World Tour kicks off on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Foro Sol in Mexico City. Both bands will bring their electrifying stage shows across the globe with stops throughout Latin America before heading to play many European festivals in May 2023. Additional shows are expected to be announced.

The two bands wrapped The Stadium Tour in September, which was named the biggest North American stadium tour of 2022 with more than 1.3 million tickets sold. The 30+ trek also featured Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts.

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