Monday, April 11, 2011

Iconic Mötley Crüe back on the Road Headlining Summer Tour

Legendary glam-rock band Mötley Crüe is headlining their summer tour with support from fellow legendary bands Poison and special guests New York Dolls—all of whom will be celebrating particular anniversaries. The tour sets stage in Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 15th at 10 AM and will be available through, all Ticketmaster outlets, the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices, or charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. Ticket prices are $35, $55, and $99.50.

Rising to international fame in the early eighties, Mötley Crüe struck a chord with fans worldwide almost immediately. Orchestrating a mixture of heavy metal and glam rock stylings of the time, the iconic band has produced several best-selling albums with sales reaching 80 million worldwide.

Starting with their debut album, 1981’s “Too Fast For Love,” Mötley Crüe produced a string of hit albums throughout the eighties including “Shout at the Devil” (1983), “Theater of Pain” (1985), “Girls, Girls, Girls (1987) and “Dr. Feelgood” (1989). Known for their backstage antics and outrageous clothing, hair, and make-up, Mötley Crüe’s fantastic following has transcended time due in part because of their love of the road—performing in over 30 different tours across the globe. Now, they come back to Grand Rapids to help celebrate their 30th anniversary.

Fellow eighties metal band Poison joins the tour on the heels of their 25th Anniversary release, “Double Dose of Poison: Ultimate Hits.” The two-CD collection will feature 35 of the multi-platinum band’s top hits. But perhaps it is special guest, New York Dolls, who is the most seasoned band on the tour. Forming in 1971, the New York Dolls offered a prelude of what would be the punk-rock era’s Ramones and Blondie with the visual appeal that glam rock bands like Mötley Crüe and Poison would later emulate. With hits going back to 1973, the New York Dolls will be performing in promotion of their latest release, 2011’s “Dancing Backward In High Heels.”