Kiss and Def Leppard to Play Bridgestone Arena July 16

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Whether you’re a fan or not, the legacy of rockers Kiss and Def Leppard, and their influence on the musical landscape of the ’70s and ’80s, respectively, is undeniable. The megastars are teaming up for a massive arena tour this summer, Kiss in celebration of their 40th anniversary, and they’ll be making a stop in Music City July 16 at Bridgestone Arena. Both groups last played Nashville in 2012, Kiss with Mötley Crüe (whose farewell tour also comes to Bridgestone Oct. 15) and Def Leppard with Poison. Though Leppard are arguably the better band (we’ll defend Pyromania to the death), the theatrics and showmanship of Kiss is undeniable, and these two acts make a pretty great, if not unlikely, pairing. Kiss have also been the more prolific in recent years, with their latest, 2012’s Monster, actually counting as a pretty respectable late career effort.

Tickets for this spectacle went on sale today, and range from a semi-affortable $42.60 to an outlandish $152.50. Full list of dates after the jump.


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June 23 – USANA Amphitheater – West Valley City, UT
June 25 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
June 27 – Sleep Country Amphitheater – Ridgefield, WA
June 29 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
July 2 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, CA
July 3 – Sleep Train Amphitheater – Wheatland, CA
July 5 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
July 6 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
July 8 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
July 9 – Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
July 13 – Gexa Energy Paviliion – Dallas, TX
July 15 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
July 16 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
July 19 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
July 20 – Walnut Creek Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
July 22 – Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
July 23 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
July 25 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
August 1 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
August 2 – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
August 3 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
August 9 – Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
August 10 – The Xfinity Theater – Hartford, CT
August 12 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
August 15 – Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI
August 16 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
August 17 – Target Centre – Minneapolis, MN
August 20 – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
August 22 – Klipsch Music Center Noblesville, IN
August 26 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
August 29 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
August 31 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX

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