‘The Stadium Tour’ feat. Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Poison for this summer to reportedly be cancelled
Not surprisingly, the much anticipated The Stadium Tour featuring Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts along with opener Tuk Smith & The Restless appears in serious jeopardy with the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Virus pandemic throughout the world. The Stadium Tour is scheduled to run from June 18, 2020 to September 5, 2020.
Sleaze Roxx has been informed by Dirty Skirty frontman Luke Stephens that The Stadium Tour is on the verge of being cancelled and that:
“As far as the Mötley thing goes, my source has just gotten off the phone with his contact and the tour is almost 100% cancelled. Rehearsals at an unknown location in LA were supposed to happen in May. Those have been cancelled. Given the band’s age and to quote the contact’s words “declining ability”, it may not even get rescheduled. Vince [Neil] had already lost in excess of 20 lbs.”
Sleaze Roxx has also been advised by Stephens that Mötley Crüe intend to embark on a tour as soon as the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Virus pandemic is under control and/or resolved.
This can not be surprising given that The Stadium Tour is supposed to kick off at the TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, USA on June 18, 2020 and the United States of America appears to be in its early stages in terms of combatting the deadly virus. In addition, it will be difficult to reschedule the tour anytime soon since Def Leppard previously announced a subsequent 20/20 Vision Tour with ZZ Top as their opener throughout the USA from September 21, 2020 to October 18, 2020.
CNN reports as follows today:
- The US has more confirmed cases than any other country — more than 200,000, according to a CNN count. More than 4,300 people have died in the US.
- Between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans could die in the coming weeks, according to US government modeling.
- The UN secretary-general says the pandemic is the “greatest test” the world has faced since the end of World War II.