KISS, Def Leppard announce summer tour

This summer two of the world’s greatest rock bands, KISS and Def Leppard , are set to deliver a massive tour dedicated to fans who wanna rock and roll all night! These two legendary rock bands spanning two continents have announced that they will launch the tour as KISS celebrates their 40th year in music. The summer’s biggest hit-fueled rock tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will storm through 40-plus cities throughout North America kicking off on Monday, June 23rd in West Valley City, UT at the USANA Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale starting on Friday, March 21st through the Live Nation mobile app and at

KISS and Def Leppard jointly decided to support our heroes and honor their dedicated fans in the armed services by partnering with numerous military organizations for the tour. Partnerships will include the USO, Hiring Our Heroes, Project Resiliency/The Raven Drum Foundation, August Warrior Project and the Wounded Warrior Project. All military personnel will be given exclusive access to discounted tickets for the tour with their own pre-sale through while also participating in the tour launch announcement featuring a live streamed Q&A with band members from KISS and Def Leppard in Los Angeles, California at the House Of Blues on Monday, March 17. Military charities will receive a portion of ticket sales with the money raised being split amongst all the non-profit organizations participating with the summer tour.

Military personnel will have access to a pre-sale hosted by on Tuesday, March 18th starting at 10 a.m. local time. KISS and Def Leppard fan clubs will also have access to a pre-sale on Tuesday, March 18th starting at 10 a.m. local time. Visit and for more information. Citi card members will have access to pre-sale tickets through its Citi Private Pass program beginning Wednesday, March 19th at 10 a.m. local time. Visit for details.

With combined album sales of over 200 million, KISS and Def Leppard are more than just iconic; they remain today’s dominant powerhouses of rock tallying 30+ chart-topping hits, countless sold out mega tour and awards and accolades from around the globe. Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever along with KISS’ signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.

Tour Dates

All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
All dates below on sale March 21 unless otherwise noted.

Monday, June 23 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
Wednesday, June 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Friday, June 27 – Ridgefield, WA – Sleep Country Amphitheater
Sunday, June 29 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 2 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
Thursday, July 3 – Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 5 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sunday, July 6 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Tuesday, July 8 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Wednesday, July 9 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Saturday, July 12 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater (on sale March 22)
Sunday, July 13 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Tuesday, July 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Wednesday, July 16 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Friday, July 18 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood (on sale March 22)
Saturday, July 19 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Sunday, July 20 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Tuesday, July 22 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 23 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Friday, July 25 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Saturday, July 26 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (on sale March 22)
Friday, August 1 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Saturday, August 2 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
Sunday, August 3 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Tuesday, August 5 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center (on sale March 22)
Wednesday, August 6 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre (on sale March 22)
Friday, August 8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (on sale March 22)
Saturday, August 9 – Scranton, PA – Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sunday, August 10 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
Tuesday, August 12 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Wednesday, August 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (on sale March 22)
Friday, August 15 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Saturday, August 16 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sunday, August 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Wednesday, August 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Friday, August 22 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
Saturday, August 23 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (on sale March 22)
Sunday, August 24 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion (on sale March 22)
Tuesday, August 26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Thursday, August 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (on sale March 22)
Friday, August 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Sunday, August 31 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Author: 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.