Mötley Crüe’s tour with fellow rockers Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett has added seven new dates to a vast touring schedule after shifting more than 700,000 tickets in the first weekend of sales.
The Stadium Tour, which is promoted by Live Nation, has also grossed over $90m at the box office thanks to several sell-outs, including the fastest sell-out in the 41,900-capacity Miller Park’s history in Milwaukee.
The tour also sold out instantly at shows in Atlanta, Seattle, Charlotte, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago and Denver.
The seven new shows have been added in response to the huge demand and will be in San Antonio, Kansas City, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Nashville, Cincinnati and Cleveland. Pre-sales for these additional dates will begin on January 6.
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott said in a statement: “The word on the street was that fans were overly excited about this stadium tour even before it was announced. Well it’s out there now and it keeps getting bigger and bigger. This is going to be a monster of a tour!”
Mötley Crüe reunited after the success of Netflix’s The Dirt movie, just six years after the band decided to call it quits.
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx added: “Little did we know that making The Dirt movie would lead us to this exciting new place touring stadiums with our friends in Def Leppard. We are beyond excited for this tour to begin.”