KISS and Def Leppard to Announce Joint Tour

Bands to hit the US this summer.

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KISS and Def Leppard are reportedly set to announce a joint summer US Tour.

As HenneMusic reports, the two bands will be holding a press conference in Los Angeles on Monday, March 17th, which will be streamed on the Live Nation website from 2 PM ET.

The tour is rumored to kick off in mid June and will run through to the end of August. KISS will be headlining the dates.

It was recently announced that KISS will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, the band will not be playing at the event, as the organizers did not want to feature a performance from their current line up. As frontman Paul Stanley notes: "They wanted the original four guys to play, in makeup. But, honestly, I don't want to roll the dice and possibly negatively impact on what I personally have been involved in building for 40 years.

"I have too much invested at this point. It really is a can of worms that I feel is better off left closed. So there's been a lot of issues, and perhaps the best way to deal with them is to celebrate the four original guys and go there and get our award and to look past the differences that will always be there."

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    They toured with Motley Crue, now they are going to tour with Def Leppard. What's going to be next?
    Great tour! Regarding KISS not performimg, neither Singer nor Thayer deserve induction, but Kulick, St. John, and Carr definitely do.
    How about the guys that actually made the skyrocket to fame in the 70s? I agree that Kulick, St. John, and Carr do, but Peter and Ace need to be in too.
    Peter and Ace are being inducted, none of the others are though
    RARHOF inducts anyone who's ever been on an album. That's why Rob Trujio got in with Metallica and Dave Mustaine and Ron McGoveney didn't
    Crimson Ghost
    Only the original line-up of Kiss is being inducted. The Hall chooses which members they want to go in.
    Crimson Ghost
    How does Mark St. John deserve to be there over Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer, and Vinnie Vincent?
    He has to be talking about Criss the drummer cause Im pretty sure that Ace still has his chops.... That being said little of what they produced after Criss/Frehly is worth listening to.....
    Kiss hasn't been relevant musically since Dynasty in my book(and parts of that album are not stellar by any means of the imagination) and the current band built it's "brand" on what the original lineup established. It is too bad that the original members cannot put their egos aside to give their real fans' what they want to see: the "real" KISS live once again. I used to love this band back in the 70-80's but cannot stand what they have become....retire already guys, time to move on! Gene is a money-grubbing narcissist that is pathetic and boring...disappointing to see what they have become...
    HAHAHAHA!!!! Oh man, it's like a system of weaning out people who know nothing about music! Anyone who buys a ticket to this should be banned from reproducing.
    Anytime I hear Def Leppard's name, I think of Kid Rock yelling to Joe Dirt "Def Leppard sucks!"
    Enough of Kiss already. Haven't they done like 6 farewell tours already. Yet here they are again. What on earth did "Dimebag" see in these guys. Sure back in the '70s their shows were big and over the top, but their music... AWFUL. Do they deserve to be in the hall? Yes If it was just based on musical accomplishments. HELL NO. Really though, who wants to see a couple of 60yr old guys acting as if time and gravity are still on their side.