Motley Crue announced the line up today for their second annual Summer Festival tour, Crue Fest 2 at the Fuse TV studio in New York City. The follow-up to the most successful Rock Festival of last summer stars Motley Crue with Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool and introduces Charm City Devils.
In addition to announcing the line up, the Crue debuted a new music video featuring members of all five Crue Fest 2 bands performing the single “White Trash Circus.” During the announcement Motley Crue was joined on stage by Sully Erna of Godsmack, Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman, Ryan McCombs of Drowning Pool and John Allen of Charm City Devils. The single of this track featuring Motley Crue with these vocalists is available to radio today.
Crue Fest 2, produced by Live Nation and kicking off on July 19th in Camden, NJ tours across North America and concludes on September 5th in Darien Lake, NY. Select dates go on sale to the public on March 20th, the remainder go on sale the 21st, check www.CrueFest2.com and www.Motley.com for exact on-sale information and for tickets. Tickets are also available at http://www.livenation.com/. Additional details can be found by calling 818.748.9075.
For complete presale details visit: http://www.citiprivatepass.com/. Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx says, “This is what we imagined when we came up with the idea of Crue Fest last summer – putting together the most kick ass bands on one bill for a day of rock. All of the bands on this tour complement the others — musically, theatrically and passionately.”
Theory of A Deadman’s Tyler Connolly states, “This Saints of Los Angeles tour with Motley Crue has been, so far, the greatest rock experience for Theory of a Deadman, and I can happily say that they have been nothing but amazing to us. We so look forward to Crue Fest 2 this summer and are honoured to be a part of the best f#@%in’ tour this summer. Period!”
Ryan McCombs from Drowning Pool notes, “Drowning Pool has been touring straight through for the past two years and we are psyched to bring a kick ass show to these crowds on the ultimate rock festival.”
Charm City Devils’ John Allen says, “We are so lucky that Nikki Sixx has taken Charm City Devils under his wicked yet brilliant wing and is allowing us to share the same stage with this incredible bill just as our record, Let’s Rock -n- Roll is hitting on Eleven Seven Music.”
To kick off the press conference, Motley Crue stopped lunch hour traffic in New York City arriving at Fuse in a Dr. Feelgood era ambulance accompanied by scantily clad nurses. As previously announced, the band is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first #1 album by playing Dr. Feelgood from beginning to end every night of Crue Fest 2. In addition, fans can expect Motley Crue to bring out hits from their entire catalog through their latest hit, Saints of Los Angeles.
Fans nationwide were invited to celebrate the line-up announcement with launch parties at local venues airing the press conference and in-theater special screenings of Crue Fest 1. Crue Fest 1 will also be available on DVD starting March 24th which will include bonus material and artist commentary. More on the screenings can be found at www.cruefestthemovie.com.
Fuse is gearing up for a full-hour of programming dedicated to Crue Fest 2 starting Monday, March 16 at 9:00pm ET/PT with a special edition of “Loaded: Crue Fest,” featuring exclusive press conference coverage and a block of videos from the Festival’s artists as well as “Loaded: Motley Crue,” filled with a selection of videos that have made the Crue rock legends. Also, don’t miss an inside look at the brand new DVD of “Crue Fest 1” featuring performances from Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M. And Trapt. “Crue Fest 1” premieres Thursday, March 19 at 10pm ET/PT on Fuse TV.
Fans can see a special live, network premiere performance of the Crue and the Crue Fest 2 lead vocalists performing “White Trash Circus” on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday, March 20th on ABC TV at 12:05 am/11:05c.
imeem will be the online partner for Crue Fest 2, starting on March 17th with heavy promotion on imeem.com, and constant information updated on http://www.imeem.com/cruefest2. Once a week, brand new content from the tour will debut on imeem.com, including playlist, video, and audio content, and will be cross promoted across imeem and band-branded assets.
About Motley Crue
Motley Crue recently returned to the top of the charts with Saints of Los Angeles, their first new studio album with the original line-up — Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee and Vince Neil — in a decade and the ninth studio album in their career. Based on the band’s New York Times bestseller The Dirt, the disc debuted at #1 on the Independent Album chart and was the top debut of the week on the Billboard Top 200 albums at #4. “Saints of Los Angeles,” which was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at this year’s Grammy Awards, was also noted as the #1 Rock Song of the Year in 2008 by iTunes critics. Crue Fest, last summer’s most successful touring rock festival and the number ten tour overall (according to Rolling Stone), played for nearly half a million rock fans throughout North America. Crue Fest 1 featured Motley Crue along with Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M. and Trapt. A special 20th Anniversary version of Dr. Feelgood is set for release later this spring.
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Rock icons Godsmack celebrated the ten-year anniversary of their debut album in 2008 with the release of their XX greatest hits album, Good Times Bad Times… Ten Years of Godsmack. Since storming onto the music scene in 1998 with their self-titled debut, the Boston based band has gone on to sell more than 12 million albums and score a remarkable 16 hit singles, 13 of them Top 10 hits at Active Rock, with the help of such groundbreaking songs as “Awake,” “I Stand Alone” and “Whatever.” In addition to sold-out headlining concerts worldwide, Godsmack has also joined the bill for several Ozzfests, appeared at Woodstock ’99 and toured with rock legends Metallica.
About Theory of A Deadman
Vancouver rockers Theory of a Deadman recently released “Not Meant to Be,” the third single from their latest release Scars & Souvenirs. The single, with a video featuring American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, is currently Top 15 at Hot A/C. Scars & Souvenirs, Theory’s third album, has brought unprecedented success for the trio with lead singles “Bad Girlfriend” and “So Happy” both reaching #1 on the Active Rock charts and Top 10 at Modern Rock. The album is also the group’s best-selling album to date, closing in on Gold status.
About Drowning Pool
Three albums — 2001’s Sinners, certified platinum within six weeks of its release, 2004’s Desensitized, and 2007’s Full Circle — all charted on the Billboard Top 200 and brought Drowning Pool their share of hits, including “Bodies,” their calling card anthem and tribute to the mosh pit. Eight years later, the song remains a crowd favorite and a reminder of all of their highs and lows. On the heels of 300 shows over the course of the last two years, Drowning Pool recently decided to capture that sound permanently with the release of their long-awaited live album, Loudest Common Denominator. Included among the 13 tracks are Top 20 Mainstream classics “Bodies,” “Step Up,” “Enemy,” “Soldiers,” and a bonus acoustic demo version of their current Top 10 Active Rock track, “37 Stitches.”
About Charm City Devils
Charm City Devils, the band that were hand selected as Nikki Sixx’s first signing to his label, Eleven Seven Music (named the Rock Label of the Year by FMQB), have been dubbed the #1 Rock Band in Maryland for 2008 by SenBaltimore.com. The band’s debut single “Let’s Rock-N-Roll,” has been burning up Baltimore’s local radio and is quickly garnering a national buzz. The album of the same name is expected to be releasing in May of 2009.
For more information on Crue Fest 2, please visit: www.cruefest2.com. For more information on Motley Crue, please visit: www.motley.com.
For live footage from Motley Crue’s performance at Crue Fest 1, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnlL5ExbJ0Q.
Crue Fest 2 Tour Dates
19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
21 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
22 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
24 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair (Motley Crue only)
27 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
28 Portland, OR The Amphitheater at Clark County
30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
31 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
1 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
3 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
4 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
5 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
7 Spring, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
9 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
11 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – St. Louis
12 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center – Indianapolis
14 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
15 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
16 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
19 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
21 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
22 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
23 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
27 W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
28 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
29 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
30 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
1 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
3 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair (Motley Crue only)
4 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
5 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center