Tuk Smith & The Restless added to The Stadium Tour feat. Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison & Joan Jett
The Stadium Tour‘s four-band blockbuster bill consisting of Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will now be a five-band bill as Tuk Smith & The Restless featuring former The Biters frontman Tuk Smith have been added to the bill.
Better Noise Music‘s press release indicates (with slight edits):
“If rock is dead, someone forgot to tell Tuk Smith. He flies the flag for the genre in the same way as today’s rock idols have. So it is only fitting he open for some of them – Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett will ‘introduce’ Tuk Smith &The Restless Hearts via their upcoming stadium tour.
After cutting his teeth — among many other things — for nine years as the frontman for the Atlanta rock band Biters, Tuk’s solo debut sees him further expanding the reaches of his musical vision into an album that unifies multiple musical styles. Tuk’s debut album, Lookin’ for Love, Ready for War, showcases the versatility of his songwriting. From instantly infectious anthems to intricately arranged rockers and Americana-tinged ballads the album favors dedication over debauchery. In many ways, it’s a musical homecoming for Smith that shows that though he’s covered with battle scars from perfecting his craft, he’s come out on the other side with an amazing collection of songs.
Produced by the legendary Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Eric Clapton, My Chemical Romance) explains “People that really like honest-to-god Rock and Roll – this is the kind of stuff they’ll love. If you are a Tom Petty fan or a Bruce Springsteen fan, if you like really great old-fashioned American Rock and Roll then I believe you’ll like Tuk’s music because it’s cut from that same cloth. It’s original and it is it’s own thing, I think he’s the real deal!” “What Kinda Love,” is an instantly infectious anthem that unifies Tuk’s love of rock, punk and glam into a unique amalgam of what’s missing from today’s musical landscape. “What Kinda Love” has Joan-Jett-meets-John Mellencamp grandeur and is part of a collection of songs that are a testament to the fact that you don’t need to follow trends in order to create art that fosters a connection with your audience.
Tuk produced and wrote the video, of which he explains “I think when people first hear the song they might not get its meaning right away. I wanted to create a narrative in the video that helped complement the lyrics. Having full creative vision as an artist is as rewarding as it is daunting. If something doesn’t pan out right there is no one to blame but yourself, but it’s the best feeling when your vision becomes reality. I had so many close friends and family act, be extras, and work on videos with me. I’m so lucky to have such a pool of talent and characters to pull from.”
Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts introducing Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts US tour dates:
Sunday, June 21st — San Antonio, Texas — Alamodome
Tuesday, June 23rd — Kansas City, Missouri — Kauffman Stadium
Thursday, June 25th — St. Louis, Missouri — Busch Stadium
Saturday, June 27th — Minneapolis, Minnesota — U.S. Bank Stadium
Monday, June 29th — Nashville, Tennessee — Nissan Stadium
Thursday, July 2nd — Cincinnati, Ohio — Great American Ballpark*
Friday, July 3rd — Cleveland, Ohio — FirstEnergy Stadium
Tuesday, July 7th — Miami, Florida — Hard Rock Stadium
Thursday, July 9th — Orlando, Florida — Camping World Stadium
Saturday, July 11th — Charlotte, North Carolina — Bank of America Stadium
Tuesday, July 14th — Arlington, Texas — Globe Life Field
Wednesday, July 15th — Houston, Texas — Minute Maid Park
Sunday, July 19th — San Francisco, California — Oracle Park
Thursday, July 23rd — San Diego, California — Petco Park
Saturday, July 25th — Phoenix, Arizona — State Farm Stadium
Sunday, August 9th — Atlanta, Georgia — SunTrust Park
Tuesday, August 11th — Hershey, Pennsylvania — Hersheypark Stadium
Thursday, August 13th — Buffalo, New York — New Era Field
Saturday, August 15th — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Citizens Bank Park
Sunday, August 16th — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — PNC Park
Tuesday, August 18th — Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Miller Park
Thursday, August 20th — Detroit, Michigan — Comerica Park
Saturday, August 22nd — Washington, DC — Nationals Park
Sunday, August 23rd — Flushing, New York — Citi Field
Tuesday, August 25th — Boston, Massachusetts — Fenway Park
Friday, August 28th — Chicago, Illinois — Wrigley Field
Sunday, August 30th — Denver, Colorado — Coors Field
Wednesday, September 2nd — Seattle, Washington — T-Mobile Park
Saturday, September 5th — Los Angeles, California — SoFi Stadium
* Pre-sales begin January 13th and general on-sales begin January 17th.
Tuk Smith & The Restless‘ “What Kinda Love” video:
Official music video for ‘What Kinda Love’ by Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts. Stream or Download – https://tuksmith.ffm.to/whatkindoflove On Tour with Mötley Crüe on The Stadium Tour.