Hot off the heels of the biggest North American stadium tour of 2022 with more than 1.3 million tickets sold, the world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe, are going global in 2023 with their co-headlining “The World Tour” along with special guest Alice Cooper. After the launch of European and Latin American dates, the US dates have been announced today.
Produced by Live Nation, the US leg of the world tour kicks off on August 5 in Syracuse, NY. The bands will bring their electrifying stage shows across America throughout the month of August including being the first ever show at the H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, OK.
“After finally getting back on the road this past summer, we’re beyond thrilled to bring this massive tour to a global audience including some special dates in America!,” said Joe Elliott of Def Leppard.
“We had an incredible time playing The Stadium Tour in North America this summer and we truly can’t wait to take the show around the globe with The WORLD Tour in 2023. Crüeheads get ready because we have a few amazing U.S. dates set for you!,” Mötley Crüe said in a joint statement.
Citi is the official card of “The World Tour”. Citi card-members will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 13 at 10 AM, local time until Thursday, December 15 at 10 PM, local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete pre-sale details, head HERE. Tickets to the general public will go on sale on Friday, December 16 at 10 AM, local time for all shows.
“The World Tour” dates:
5 – Syracuse, NY – JMA Wireless Dome
8 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium
11 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
13 – Omaha, NE – Charles Schwab Field Omaha
16 – Tulsa, OK – H.A. Chapman Stadium
18 – El Paso, TX – Sun Bowl Stadium
10 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena^
11 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena^
18 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
21 – Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio Banorte
25 – Bogota, Colombia – Parque Simon Bolivar
28 – Lima, Peru – Estadio Nacional
3 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
7 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
22 – Sheffield, UK – Bramall Lane
25 – Mönchengladbach, Germany – SparkassenPark
27 – Munich, Germany – Koenigsplatz
29 – Budapest, Hungary – MVM Dome
31 – Krakow, Poland – TAURON Arena Kraków
2 – Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks *
3 – Hannover, Germany – Expo Plaza
7 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival *
9 – Hyvinkää, Finland – RockFest *
11 – Trondheim, Norway – Trondheim Rocks *
14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – COPENHELL *
18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting *
20 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo SNAI San Siro
23 – Lisbon, Portugal – Passeio Maritimo de Alges
24 – Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain – Auditorio Miguel Ríos
27 – Thun, Switzerland – Stockhorn Arena
1 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
2 – Lytham, UK – Lytham Festival *
4 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
6 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park
^ – no Alice Cooper
* – Festival Date
Last month, MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s Nikki Sixx praised John 5, saying he “checks all the boxes” as Mars‘s replacement. Sixx commented on John 5‘s addition to CRÜE while answering fan questions on Twitter. Asked why the band chose John 5, who is one of the credited co-writers on the three original songs on CRÜE‘s “The Dirt” soundtrack, Sixx said: “He checks all the boxes. He’s a insane player. Has respect for our music, is funny as fuck and has history with us and we’ve written some pretty big hits together.”
In addition to co-writing the three songs on “The Dirt”, John 5 collaborated with Sixx and Desmond Child on Meat Loaf‘s “The Monster Is Loose”. Last year, Sixx and John 5 launched the L.A. RATS supergroup in which they were joied by Rob Zombie and drummer Tommy Clufetos.
Sixx also addressed Mars‘s announcement that he was retiring from touring because of his long struggles with degenerative disease ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that causes inflammation in the spine joints and ligaments and can lead to stiffness over time, according to the National Institute Of Arthritis And Musculoskeletal And Skin Diseases. The 71-year-old Mars — whose real name is Robert Alan Deal — served as MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s lead guitarist since the band’s inception in 1981.
“He’s been a soldier along with us for 4 decades,” Nikki said about his longtime band-mate. “We will continue to carrying our legacy to Generations of fans and honor Micks request for us to keep touring as Motley Crue.”