DEF LEPPARD & KISS announced their two newest roadies for their 2014 summer tour Monday night in Salt Lake City in front of a sold out crowd and both are veterans.

 

Kayla Kelly and Bill Jones were chosen by the bands after submitting their resume through Military.com. Thousands of applicants applied for the position and Military.com assisted the band in narrowing the field to the final candidates.  The winners of the two coveted roadie spots were announced between the bands’ performances by Sterling Poulson, Chief Meteorologist for CBS in SLC and a veteran of the United States Air Force, after 27 years of service.

 

The bands will be donating to two local charities in honor of each roadie being hired.  LEPPARD will be donating to the Utah Guard Charitable Trust and KISS will be donating to Veterans Mothers.  

 

"It is our privilege to draw attention to the obligation we all have to the brave men and women who volunteer to risk their own lives to protect the liberties and freedom that we all take for granted. We should all jump at any opportunity to provide any assistance needed by our warriors. Heroes deserve jobs!" said Paul Stanley, lead vocalist/guitarist of KISS.

 

“Having our own wounded warrior in Rick Allen, we’ve always had a close tie with the military,” said Joe Elliott, lead vocalist of Def Leppard. “To carry on and further our contribution by giving a little back, and hopefully helping fulfill a dream or two, we’re more than happy to show our support.”


Throughout the course of their tour, the bands will be donating to charities including the USO, Project Resiliency/The Raven Drum Foundation, Augusta Warrior Project, Hiring Our Heroes, and Wounded Warrior Project.

 

‎DEF LEPPARD & KISS rock ’n’ roll Usana crowd as they play a sold-out show at the USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Monday, June 23, 2014. Read HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Elliott’s side project band Down ‘n’ Outz are pleased to announce UK & Eire tour dates in December 2014.  The dates support the recent release of their album The Further Adventures Of…  Tickets On-sale 27th June 2014 from all usual outlets.

 

5th Dec -   Bristol (Bierkeller)
6th Dec -   Trecoo Bay (Planet Rockstock)
8th Dec -   London (Garage)
9th Dec -   York (Fibbers)
11th Dec - Sheffield (Corporation)
12th Dec - Wolverhampton (Slade Rooms)
14th Dec - Newcastle (Riverside)
15th Dec - Glasgow (Garage)
17th Dec - Belfast (Liemlight)
18th Dec - Dublin (Academy)

 

Official site: DownNOutz.net
Facebook: /DownNOutz
Twitter: @DownNOutz

Additional tour dates announced in Mexico.  Please note KISS is not paying on these two (2) dates.

 

4th September - Mexico City, Mexico (The Sports Palace) - HEADLINE SHOW

     Pre-sale - Monday June 30th - 11am CST - July 1st – 8pm CST

     General Onsale - Wednesday July 2nd at 11am

     Tickets HERE

 

6th September - Nuevo Leon, Mexico (Monterrey City Festival, Parque Fundidora) - HEADLINE FESTIVAL SHOW

    General On-Sale - Friday  June 27th – at 1pm Tickets HERE

 

Summer Tour Kick-Off

06/23/2014 - 13:24

DEF LEPPARD kick off their summer tour w/ KISS tonight in Salt Lake City, Utah for the start of their 42 date summer tour.  All tickets and details go HERE

 

Tour Dates: 
June 23 - West Valley City, UT (USANA Amphitheater)
June 25 - Denver, CO (Pepsi Center)
June 27 - Ridgefield, WA (Sleep Country Amphitheater)
June 29 - Auburn, WA (White River Amphitheater)
July 2 - Concord, CA (Concord Pavilion)
July 3 - Marysville, CA (Sacramento Valley Amphitheater)
July 5 - Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
July 6 - Chula Vista, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
July 8 - Los Angeles, CA (The Forum)
July 9 - Phoenix, AZ (Ak-Chin Pavilion)
July 12 - Austin, TX (Austin360 Amphitheater)
July 13 - Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
July 15 - Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
July 16 - Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
July 18 - Atlanta, GA (Aarons Amphitheater at Lakewood)
July 19 - Charlotte, NC (PNC Music Pavilion)
July 20 - Raleigh, NC (Walnut Creek Amphitheater)
July 22 - West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheater)
July 23 - Tampa, FL (MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater)
July 25 - Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
July 26 - Holmdel, NJ (P.N.C. Bank Arts Center)
August 1 - Mansfield, MA (Xfinity Center)
August 2 - Atlantic City, NJ (Boardwalk Hall)
August 3 - Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
August 5 - Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
August 6 - Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
August 8 - Viriginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live at VA Beach)
August 9 - Scranton, PA (The Pavilion at Montage Mountain)
August 10 - Hartford, CT (The Xfinity Theatre)
August 12 - Toronto, ONT (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)
August 13 - Darien, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
August 15 - East Troy, WI (Alpine Valley Music Theater)
August 16 - Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheater)
August 17 - Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
August 20 - Des Moines, IA (Wells Fargo Arena)
August 22 - Noblesville, IN (Klipsch Music Center)
August 23 - Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
August 24 - Burgettstown, PA (First Niagara Pavilion)
August 26 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Blossom Music Center)
August 28 - Maryland Heights, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
August 29 - Tulsa, OK (BOK Center)
August 31 - Woodlands, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)

Joe Elliott discusses new album, summer tour, experience w/ KISS, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame amongst other items. Listen to the interview HERE

Read this great Q&A w/ Vivian discussing the upcoming tour with KISS, the  the World Cup and much more..  Read HERE

New interview w/ Phil where he discusses the summer tour, Ded Flatbird, Slang re-issue, and much more.  Listen now.

Tune in tomorrow to the Bob & Tom Radio Show for a live interview with Joe Elliott 7 am (pst) HERE

 

Summer Tour Countdown

06/17/2014 - 02:40

In one week DEF LEPPARD will kick off their summer tour with KISS in Salt Lake City, Utah on 23 June.  Tour rehearsals have started today.  For all tour dates and tickets go HERE