Four other bands to reportedly embark on smaller scale ’80s themed US tour this summer
It looks like The Stadium Tour, consisting of Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts along with opener Tuk Smith & The Restless, will not be the only ’80s hard rock package this summer. The one and only Eddie Trunk tweeted a message earlier yesterday that there will be another ’80s themed tour package consisting of four bands playing amphitheaters this summer.
The following was tweeted from Trunk‘s Twitter page earlier today:
“Soon another 80’s rock themed US tour will be announced. 4 band bill. Will be kind of a smaller version of Stadium Tour for amphitheater’s touring around the same time… more details when I can share. Will be interesting to see how this does when announced..”
This is pure speculation on the part of Sleaze Roxx but possible bands that could be part of this new package include the following:
Ratt — The band led by frontman Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier have ten announced shows so far from February 22 to October 30, 2020. The group’s current shows outside of the USA consist of four festivals throughout Europe from July 31 to August 8, 2020. Accordingly, Ratt would seemingly be available to do a series of concerts from May to late July and again from mid-August onwards.
L.A. Guns feat. Steve Riley and Kelly Nickels — The group has six shows announced so far in the USA from March 19, 2020 to May 4, 2020. Back in July 2019, Riley had indicated that he was working on a tour package with Ratt for the fall of 2019 / winter 2020 and that his version of L.A. Guns had even changed booking agency to make that happen. While that tour did not materialize, Riley‘s version of L.A. Guns appear to have a schedule to fill for this summer. Of note, Riley had also indicated in July 2019 that he was looking to play venues such as amphitheaters, theatres and casinos.
Jack Russell’s Great White — Former Great White frontman Jack Russell has eight shows announced so far from May 2, 2020 to July 3, 2020 in the USA. Jack Russell’s Great White would likely be a great opening band for a four band bill at the amphitheater level.
Dokken — Although Dokken have ten shows announced to date, the band only has one show booked between June 8, 2020 and September 18, 2020. While there is no doubt that Don Dokken‘s voice is not the same as back in the ’80s, Dokken can still attract a good sized crowd on their own and therefore, would be a great addition to any bill.