Folks over at Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach are having a metallic Monday. A pair of shows announced today both feature two legendarily loud acts. Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will blast Aug. 5 while Kiss and Def Leppard will strut their collective stuff, Aug. 8, promoters said.
Find details in the news releases below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2014
NINE INCH NAILS AND SOUNDGARDEN ANNOUNCE SUMMER CO-HEADLINE TOUR
Amphitheater Tour To Visit 23 Cities Throughout North America
Tickets Go On Sale To Public Beginning Friday, March 21
AUGUST 5 – 7:00 PM
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are teaming up for a North American tour that will kick off on Saturday, July 19, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, NV. The co-headline run, presented by Live Nation, is their first outing together and will include shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (July 21), the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (August 1) and the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA (August 25). Both bands will play full sets nightly. Special guest Death Grips will open on most dates.
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will rock Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach on August 5th. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, March 21 at 10:00 am at the Ford box office at the amphitheater, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone 800-745-3000, through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com. See below for itinerary. The fan pre-sale begins today at noon local time at www.nin.com and www.soundgardenworld.com, with additional pre-sales going live on Tuesday, March 18.
Nine Inch Nails is considered a pioneer in the industrial music movement and has been highly influential in the evolution of electronic music. Its recordings – which include the multi-Platinum Pretty Hate Machine (1989), Broken (1992) and The Downward Spiral (1994) – have revolutionized detailed digital production. The band has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, released a remarkable series of singles, including the No. 1 Modern Rock radio hits “The Hand That Feeds,” “Only,” “Every Day Is Exactly the Same” and “Survivalism,” and received two GRAMMY® awards. 2013’s Hesitation Marks (Columbia Records) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts last fall and was named one of the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone, SPIN, Alternative Press, ABC News and The New York Times’ Jon Pareles. SPIN said, “this is the most important artistic statement from NIN leader Trent Reznor since the late '90s, when SPIN dubbed him ‘the Most Vital Artist in Music Today.’” Rolling Stone hailed Hesitation Marks as “one of his best” and named the single “Everything” as one of the best songs of 2013. Nine Inch Nails will follow its current arena tour of Australia and New Zealand with headline dates in Latin America and throughout Europe. The band will make its Austin City Limits (ACL) debut this spring. The special episode, which features a full-hour performance, will premiere on April 5 as a preview of ACL’s 40th Anniversary Season. www.nin.com
Soundgarden are internationally recognized as one of the world’s most influential rock bands. With an exemplary career and GRAMMY®-winning catalog, the Seattle band started a transformation in rock music that inspired a generation. The band take to the road on this special co-headlining tour in support of their upcoming re-release of Superunknown. The reissue package is available June 3, 2014 via A&M Records/UME and available for pre-order now. A gargantuan #1 hit upon its release on March 8, 1994, the album earned the band two GRAMMY® awards for singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman.” Rolling Stone’s David Fricke expounds: “The best albums define their time, then transcend it. Superunknown is an honest monument to its era and birthplace. Superunknown is also a heavy masterpiece of vision and backbone, a classic of American, progressive hard rock made by a band that, from the start, always aimed higher and farther than its scene, peers and competition.” Selling over 9 million copies worldwide, the album was certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the United States, making it the band’s most commercially successful album- undeniably helping to redefine alternative and hard rock, leaving an indelible mark on the course of music history. Soundgarden will also be performing songs from their acclaimed catalogue, including songs from their additional six albums – Screaming Life (1987), Ultramega OK (1988), Louder Than Love (1989), Badmotorfinger (1991), Down On The Upside (1996) and their most recent release King Animal (2012). King Animal was met with widespread critical acclaim, debuting as the No. 1 Rock Album in the U.S. The first two singles “Been Away Too Long” and “By Crooked Steps” reached No. 1 on both rock radio formats. Soundgarden, which recently headlined the first-ever US iTunes festival at SXSW and performed at an exclusive taping of Guitar Center Sessions presented by DIRECTV, will headline the Sasquatch Festival over July 4th weekend outside of Seattle. www.soundgardenworld.com
NINE INCH NAILS & SOUNDGARDEN CO-HEADLINE TOUR
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
Date City/State/Province Venue
7/19* Las Vegas, NV Planet Hollywood
7/21* Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/24 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/26* Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/27 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/29* Mansfield, MA XFINITY Center
7/30* Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/1* Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
8/2* Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/4* Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
8/5* Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/7* Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
8/8* Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
8/10* West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/11* Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/14* Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
8/16* Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/17* Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/19* Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
8/21* Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/22* Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/24* Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/25* Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl
* Death Grips supporting
KISS AND DEF LEPPARD ON TOUR
Friday, August 8, 7:00 PM
- Tickets On Sale Saturday, March 22 at 10:00am -
LOS ANGELES – March 17, 2014 – This summer two of the world's greatest rock bands, KISS and DEF LEPPARD, are set to deliver a massive tour dedicated to fans who wanna rock and roll all night! These two legendary rock bands spanning two continents announced today that they will launch the tour as KISS celebrates their 40th year in music. The summer's biggest hit-fueled rock tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will storm through 40-plus cities throughout North America kicking-off on Monday, June 23 in West Valley City, UT at the USANA Amphitheater.
KISS and Def Leppard jointly decided to support our heroes and honor their dedicated fans in the armed services by partnering with numerous military organizations for the tour. Partnerships will include the USO, Hiring Our Heroes, Project Resiliency/The Raven Drum Foundation, August Warrior Project and the Wounded Warrior Project. All military personnel will be given exclusive access to discounted tickets for the tour with their own pre-sale through Military.com/Monster.com while also participating in the tour launch announcement featuring a live streamed Q&A with band members from KISS and Def Leppard in Los Angeles, California at the House Of Blues on Monday, March 17. Military charities will receive a portion of ticket sales with the money raised being split amongst all the non-profit organizations participating with the summer tour.
Military personnel will have access to a pre-sale hosted by Military.com on Tuesday, March 18 starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. KISS and Def Leppard fan clubs will also have access to a pre-sale on Tuesday, March 18 starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. Visit www.kissonline.com and www.defleppard.com for more information. Citi card members will have access to pre-sale tickets through its Citi Private Pass program beginning Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Visit www.citiprivatepass.com for details.
With combined album sales of over 200 million, KISS and Def Leppard are more than just iconic; they remain TODAY'S dominant powerhouses of rock tallying 30+ chart-topping hits, countless sold out MEGA tours and awards and accolades from around the globe. Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever along with KISS' signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.
KISS consists of vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons, vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley, lead guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer. Def Leppard consists of vocalist Joe Elliott, guitarist Vivian Campbell, guitarist Phil Collen, bassist Rick “Sav” Savage and drummer Rick Allen.
KISS AND DEF LEPPARD SUMMER TOUR DATES
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
All dates below on sale March 21 unless otherwise noted.
Monday, June 23 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheater
Wednesday, June 25 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Friday, June 27 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
Sunday, June 29 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 2 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion
Thursday, July 3 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Saturday, July 5 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sunday, July 6 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Tuesday, July 8 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Wednesday, July 9 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Saturday, July 12 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater (on sale March 22)
Sunday, July 13 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Tuesday, July 15 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Wednesday, July 16 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Friday, July 18 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood (on sale March 22)
Saturday, July 19 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Sunday, July 20 Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Tuesday, July 22 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 23 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Friday, July 25 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Saturday, July 26 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center (on sale March 22)
Friday, August 1 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Saturday, August 2 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Sunday, August 3 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Tuesday, August 5 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center (on sale March 22)
Wednesday, August 6 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre (on sale March 22)
Friday, August 8 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (on sale March 22)
Saturday, August 9 Scranton, PA Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sunday, August 10 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Tuesday, August 12 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Wednesday, August 13 Darien, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (on sale March 22)
Friday, August 15 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Saturday, August 16 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sunday, August 17 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Wednesday, August 20 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Friday, August 22 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
Saturday, August 23 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre (on sale March 22)
Sunday, August 24 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion (on sale March 22)
Tuesday, August 26 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Thursday, August 28 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (on sale March 22)
Friday, August 29 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Sunday, August 31 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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