Sixx:A.M. Announces First Headlining Tour

The band featuring James Michael, DJ Ashba and Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx will embark on its long overdue headlining tour in April.  Stops for Sixx:A.M. include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Toronto and New York with presales and onsales launching this week.

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iHeartRadio Theatre in Burbank, Calif.

Yes, there is a new album.  Modern Vintage arrived today (Oct. 7) and tonight the band played its first live show since 2009 to celebrate the occasion.  Hosted by Trey Morgan of Los Angeles alternative radio station 98.7, Sixx:A.M.’s gig at the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, Calif., aired over iHeartRadio and streamed live on

Announcing the tour, members of Sixx:A.M. said special guest Apocalyptica would join them on the road.

“Fans have been asking for years ‘When is Sixx:A.M. gonna tour?’ and we’ve finally announced our first headline tour,” bassist Sixx said.  “We can’t wait to play these songs live and put on a rock extravaganza for our fans.  We’re excited to announce that we’re bringing along Apocalyptica as special guest because we are fans of their music and think this is going to be an amazing night of music from beginning to end.”

The headlining adventure isn’t the only first for Sixx:A.M.  The band will participate in a Reddit AMA at 10 a.m. PDT Wednesday and will conduct an in-store signing when members appear at Best Buy in Burbank at 7 p.m. that evening. Oh, and last week Sixx:A.M. launched its online webstore.  That’s a lot of firsts for a band that formed in 2007.

“For three records now we have been envisioning what a Sixx:A.M. headlining tour would look and feel like,” singer Michael said.  “We are so excited to finally be bringing these songs to life.”

Debuting at No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Chart, Modern Vintage has unleashed its first single onto a rock-luvin’ world.  “Gotta Get It Right” is currently working its way up the radio charts.

Adam Arnkoff, senior VP of Touring at 10th Street Entertainment, the company that manages Sixx:A.M., hinted that more excursions will follow.

“The band is eager to give back to all the fans who have supported them and their first headline tour ever is the best way possible,” Arnkoff told Pollstar. “This time around, we are only able to hit select major markets, but this will serve as a taste of what is to come down the road.”

Here are the dates:

April 8 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
April 10 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel / Casino
April 11 – Los Angeles, Calif., Club Nokia
April 13 – Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre
April 14 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
April 16 – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live
April 17 – Dallas, Texas, The Bomb Factory
April 19 – Minneapolis, Minn., Mill City Nights
April 20 – Chicago, Ill., Vic Theatre
April 21 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre
April 23 – Toronto, Ontario, Phoenix Concert Theatre
April 24 – Sayreville, N.J., Starland Ballroom
April 25 – Worcester, Mass., The Palladium
April 27 – New York, N.Y., Best Buy Theater
April 28 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
April 29 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring

An AMEX presale begins Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. and runs until Oct. 9 at 10 p.m.  Local presales launch Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. and conclude Oct. 10 at 10 a.m.  General onsales start Oct. 10 and 11 at 10 a.m.  All times local.  Visit Sixx:A.M.’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for more information.