Kiss and Mötley Crüe Announce "Biggest, Baddest Rock Tour" With SoFla Show

When he's not pushing Dr Pepper or exposing his Family Jewels on A&E, Gene Simmons rocks silly makeup and platform shoes as the legendary lead singer of Kiss. Similarly, when he's not dubstepping aboard Holy Ship! or steering megayachts with his penis, Tommy Lee beats the skins for arena rock gods Mötley Crüe.

Come July, these two heavy-metal heartthrobs will join their respective bands on the "summer's biggest, baddest rock tour," a coheadlining, 40-city trek across North America simply dubbed "The Tour."

And on Friday, July 27, Kiss and Crüe will rock the mom tits off West Palm Beach when they roll through Cruzan Amphitheater for an unforgettable night of commercially viable classic rock.

Kiss and Mötley Crüe haven't shared a stage since 1982. You know, 30 years ago, when arena rock was one big Quaalude, a never-ending drug-fueled orgy of backstage blowjobs and fetish-friendly sexcapades. But it's 2012, and these guys are all grown up.

Gene Simmons is 63 years old, married, and a father of two. His Kiss comrade, Paul Stanley, just turned 60 and has already had two hip replacement surgeries.

As for the Crüe, the average age in the band is a sobering 53.

But age is just a number. Both bands still sell out shows and captivate new audiences. Between them are nearly 200 million records sold and more than 30 chart-toppers. These guys are true music-business monsters.

Check out the complete tour dates.

Jul 20: Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live

Jul 21: Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

Jul 22: Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

Jul 24: Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Jul 25: Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Jul 27: West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater

Jul 28: Tampa, FL - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

Jul 31: Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Aug 3: Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Aug 4: Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavillion

Aug 7: Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion

Aug 8: Englewood, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

Aug 10: Phoenix, AZ - Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion

Aug 11: Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Arts Center

Aug 12: Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Aug 14: Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Aug 16: Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord

Aug 18: Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre

Aug 19: Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater

Aug 24: Grand Junction, CO - Rock Jam

Aug 26: Tulsa, OK - BOK Center

Aug 27: Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Aug 29: Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota State Fair

Aug 31: Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend MusicCenter

Sep 1: Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center

Sep 2: Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagra Pavilion

Sep 4: Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena

Sep 5: Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sep 7: Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Sep 8: East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Sep 11: Allegan, MI - Allegan County Fair (on-sale 5/5)

Sep 12: Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center

Sep 13: Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Sep 15: Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Sep 16: Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center

Sep 18: Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

Sep 19: Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center

Sep 21: Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

Sep 22: Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Sep 23: Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre

The Tour. With Kiss and Mötley Crüe, 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the Cruzan Amphitheater (601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach). Tickets cost $36 to $157. Presale tickets on sale Wednesday, March 21, at 10 a.m. General tickets on sale Friday, March 23, at 10 a.m. Visit

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