‘The Stadium Tour’ With Def Leppard & Mötley Crüe Sells 700,000 Tickets On First Weekend
The Stadium Tour featuring Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts has sold more than 700,000 tickets and grossed over $90 million at the box office in the first weekend of sales.
The tour, which is promoted by Live Nation, saw the fastest sellout in Miller Park history in Milwaukee, according to a press release.
Additional shows sold out instantly in Atlanta, Seattle, Charlotte, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago and Denver. In response to the fan demand, seven new shows in San Antonio, Kansas City, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Nashville, Cincinnati and Cleveland were announced.
The added tour dates will begin pre-sales on Jan. 6.
“The word on the street was that fans were overly excited about this stadium tour even before it was announced,” said Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott in a statement, adding, “well it’s out there now and it keeps getting bigger and bigger. This is going to be a monster of a tour!”
Added Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, “Little did we know that making The Dirt movie would lead us to this exciting new place touring stadiums with our friends in Def Leppard. We are beyond excited for this tour to begin.”
Poison’s Bret Michaels also commented: “There are not enough words to thank the three generations of fans for making this such an exciting, record breaking, historical tour with the fastest sell outs in history at these stadiums.”
Mötley Crüe made headlines in November when its members reneged on the cessation of touring agreement they entered into ahead of their farewell tour earlier this decade. Crüe played what was allegedly its final show on at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Dec. 31, 2015, capping a half-decade of touring that landed the band on Pollstar’s Year End Top 200 North American Tours chart every year from 2010 to 2015. Over that time, Crüe grossed $125.9 million on the continent.
Def Leppard has secured a spot on Pollstar’s North American touring chart every year since 2011. Last year was particularly lucrative for the band, which secured a No. 12 ranking on Pollstar’s Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart via a co-headlining trek with Journey that grossed $97.8 million.
Jett and Poison each appeared on Pollstar’s North American touring chart once this decade, in 2016 and 2012, respectively. Poison’s 2012 tour, notably, was a co-headlining outing with Def Leppard and grossed $14.1 million.
The updated “The Stadium Tour” Itinerary:
June 21 – SAN ANTONIO, TX – Alamodome
June 23 – KANSAS CITY, MO – Kauffman Stadium
June 25 – ST. LOUIS, MO – Busch Stadium
June 27 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
June 29 – NASHVILLE, TN – Nissan Stadium
July 2 – CINCINNATI, OH – Great American Ballpark*
July 3 – CLEVELAND, OH – FirstEnergy Stadium
July 7 – MIAMI, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
July 9 – ORLANDO, FL – Camping World Stadium
July 11 – CHARLOTTE, NC – Bank of America Stadium
July 14 – ARLINGTON, TX – Globe Life Field
July 15 – HOUSTON, TX – Minute Maid Park
July 19 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA –Oracle Park
July 23 – SAN DIEGO, CA – Petco Park
July 25 – PHOENIX, AZ – State Farm Stadium
Aug. 9 – ATLANTA, GA – SunTrust Park
Aug. 11 – HERSHEY, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
Aug. 13 – BUFFALO, NY – New Era Field
Aug. 15 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Citizens Bank Park
Aug. 16 – PITTSBURGH, PA – PNC Park
Aug. 18 – MILWAUKEE, WI – Miller Park
Aug. 20 – DETROIT, MI – Comerica Park
Aug. 22 – WASHINGTON DC – Nationals Park
Aug. 23 – FLUSHING, NY – Citi Field
Aug. 25 – BOSTON, MA – Fenway Park
Aug. 28 – CHICAGO, IL – Wrigley Field
Aug. 30 – DENVER, CO – Coors Field
Sept. 2 – SEATTLE, WA – T-Mobile Park
Sept. 5 – LOS ANGELES, CA – SoFi Stadium