MOTLEY CRUE LAUNCHING TRAVELING ROCK FESTIVAL CALLED CRUE FEST:
April 15, 2008
During a pressconference held today in Los Angeles, Motley Crue, the world’s mostnotorious rock band, revealed that this summer, they will bring the nextgeneration of rock’s superstars out on the road with them for what willundoubtedly be the hottest ticket of the year for rock fans: “Crue Fest’08,” which will visit cities across the U.S. and Canada July throughAugust.
Produced by Live Nation, Crue Fest, a touring rock festival featuringthe hottest names in rock and alternative, kicks off on July 1st, and willhit over 40 major North American cities by the end of August. As if fansgetting to see a Motley Crue show were not enough, there is an impressiveline-up for the first year of the tour which includes Buckcherry, PapaRoach, breakout rock artist Sixx:A.M., and alternative rock band Trapt.Tickets will go on sale via http://www.LiveNation.com beginning Friday orSaturday, depending on the market. Fans that can’t wait for the onsale canget their tickets immediately by going to TheRockvine.com. Citi cardmemberswill also have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi’s PrivatePass(R) Program, available to all Citi cardmembers athttp://www.privatepass.citi.com starting now and running through Friday,April 18th at 10pm.
Says Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue, “We are SO excited not only to headlineour own annual summer festival, but also to be able to share the stage withthe next generation of great rock bands. There’s not a lot Motley Cruehasn’t done so to say this summer’s festival is going to be about rock ‘nroll excess is an understatement. A night of hit songs by great bands and atrail of panties coast to coast … Crue Fest, hell yeah!”
During the press conference, Motley Crue also announced that they willrelease “Saints of Los Angeles,” their first new studio album recorded withall of the original band members in over a decade, on June 17th.
Today’s event featured the premiere of Motley Crue’s brand new single,”Saints of Los Angeles,” which the band played live during a brief butraucous performance. The song, which also includes backing vocals by JoshTodd (Buckcherry), Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), James Michael (Sixx:A.M.)and Chris Brown (Trapt) is the title track of the new album. Lyrically, thenew album follows the story of the band’s NY Times best-selling memoir TheDirt, a no-holds-barred tell-all that features every gritty detail of theband’s exploits as one of the world’s biggest rock bands. The first singleand video were serviced today to radio and television and the digitaldownload was instantly made available for purchase at the iTunes MusicStore. In an industry first, the song was also made available as a downloadfor the Rock Band video game simultaneously with its single release.
In addition to being televised live on Fuse, the press conference wasbroadcast live online and syndicated on numerous websites includingTheRockvine.com. Motley Crue chose to deliver the live stream usingMicrosoft Silverlight via iStreamPlanet, Co’s iStream Player. The iStreamPlayer is built on Microsoft Silverlight technology which is a lightweightcross-browser, cross-platform plug-in that delivers the next generation offully immersive media experiences and rich interactive applications for theWeb. Silverlight ensures consumers worldwide have a consistent experiencewhile watching content in any browser and on any platform.
Official partners for Crue Fest include JVC Mobile Audio, MTV’s RockBand, Best Buy, Fuse TV, Lotus, and TheRockvine.com. On-site activitieswill include a 2nd “Stage” presented by Rock Band where fans attending theshow can play the part of “rock star” while playing the game. A specialCrue Fest CD featuring tracks from all of the bands on the tour will beavailable exclusively at Best Buy beginning June 17th. JVC Mobile Audiopremiered a viral video featuring Josh Todd of Buckcherry and JacobyShaddix of Papa Roach having an “experience” in a car surrounded by thelatest JVC audio/visual technology, a cast of hot babes and a ton of soapbubbles.
Crue Fest U.S./Canada Tour Dates:
07.01.08 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
07.03.08 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
07.05.08 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
07.06.08 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
07.08.08 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07.09.08 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07.10.08 Sarnia, ONT Bayfest
07.12.08 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
07.13.08 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
07.15.08 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07.16.08 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07.18.08 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
07.19.08 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
07.20.08 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
07.22.08 Houston, TX Toyota Center
07.23.08 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07.24.08 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
07.26.08 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
07.27.08 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
07.29.08 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
07.31.08 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
08.01.08 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
08.02.08 Los Angeles, CA Glen Helen Pavilion
08.05.08 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
08.06.08 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
08.08.08 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
08.09.08 Portland, OR Rose Garden
08.11.08 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
08.13.08 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
08.14.08 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
08.15.08 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
08.17.08 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
08.19.08 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Amphitheatre
08.20.08 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
08.22.08 Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
08.23.08 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
08.24.08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
08.28.08 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre
08.29.08 Albany, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08.30.08 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08.31.08 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
For more information on Motley Crue, please visit:http://www.motley.com and http://www.myspace.com/motleycrue.
Listen to Motley Crue’s new single, Saints Of Los Angeles below:
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