Episode 147 – Our thoughts on The Stadium Tour

We address some positive and negative things about the trek

After two summers of delays, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts hit the road this summer The Stadium Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the summer tour is set to wind down on September 9th with a performance at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Upon initially going on sale in 2020, 25 stops have sold out while amassing over one million tickets sold to eager fans wanting to see Mötley Crüe return seven years after their Cessation of Touring agreement. The band destroyed the contract following a massive surge in new audience after the huge success of their 2019 Netflix biopic The Dirt.

In February, the trek expanded to include five additional stops, due to fan demand. A fifth act, Classless Act, was also added to open the shows, turning the event into a nearly eight hour 80’s glam rock traveling festival.

Matt Bailey and I each had a chance to catch a show. Matt caught the Philadelphia stop in June while I attended the Los Angeles stop over the weekend. While both of our reviews remain positive, we did have a few negative thoughts, but wanted to release an episode to embellish on those thoughts a bit more.

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Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: info@themusicuniverse.com