Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard announce rescheduled 2022 North American stadium tour with Poison, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

(from left) Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe perform at at Madison Square Garden on October 28, 2014 in New York City
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

All the way back in 2019, Mötley Crüe announced that they would be hitting the road – for the first time since their 2015 "farewell" tour – in the summer of 2020 for a co-headlining stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

Of course, COVID-19 put those plans on hold, first to 2021, and then again to 2022. Now though, the tour's schedule has finally been set in stone, with a few new dates to boot.

Set to begin on June 16 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, the tour will take the '80s rock giants across North America before ending on September 9 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.                           

"It's on! We don't think we've ever looked forward more to kicking off a tour than this one," Mötley Crüe said in a joint statement. "We can't wait to finally see all the fans across North America again. Get ready for a wild ride this summer!" 

“On behalf of the band, we’re beyond thrilled that the stadium tour is finally happening this summer," added Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott. "It’s been a while coming and we can’t wait to get back on stage again, and we can’t wait to see you in one of the many stadiums soon."

Mötley Crüe played what was billed as their final show ever on December 31, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but reunited in the studio in 2019 to record four new songs for the soundtrack to The Dirt, a biopic about the band that was released on Netflix that same year.

After months of rumors, the band confirmed that they would return to the stage in November 2019, announcing the full end of their breakup in typically colorful fashion – with a video of the band destroying the 'cessation of touring' contract they had signed just a few years before. 

You can check out the bands' full itinerary below. Tickets for all of the shows can be purchased at Live Nation.

The poster for Mötley Crüe's forthcoming tour with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett

(Image credit: LiveNation)

Mötley Crüe/Def Leppard/Poison/Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 2022 tour:

Thursday, June 16 – Atlanta, GA: Truist Park
Saturday, June 18 – Miami, FL: Hard Rock Stadium
Sunday, June 19 – Orlando, FL: Camping World Stadium
Wednesday, June 22 – Washington, DC: Nationals Park
Friday, June 24 – Queens, NY: Citi Field
Saturday, June 25 – Philadelphia, PA: Citizens Bank Park
Tuesday, June 28 – Charlotte, NC: Bank of America Stadium
Thursday, June 30 – Nashville, TN: Nissan Stadium
Saturday, July 2 – Jacksonville, FL: TIAA Bank Field
Tuesday, July 5 – St. Louis, MO: Busch Stadium
Friday, July 8 – Chicago, IL: Wrigley Field
Sunday, July 10 – Detroit, MI: Comerica Park
Tuesday, July 12 – Hershey, PA: Hersheypark Stadium
Thursday, July 14 – Cleveland, OH: FirstEnergy Stadium
Friday, July 15 – Cincinnati, OH: Great American Ball Park
Sunday, July 17 – Milwaukee, WI: American Family Field
Tuesday, July 19 – Kansas City, MO: Kauffman Stadium
Thursday, July 21 – Denver, CO: Coors Field
Friday, August 5 – Boston, MA: Fenway Park
Saturday, August 6  – Boston, MA: Fenway Park                          
Monday, August 8 – Toronto, ON: Rogers Centre
Wednesday, August 10 – Orchard Park, NY: Highmark Stadium
Friday, August 12 – Pittsburgh, PA: PNC Park
Sunday, August 14 – Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Bank Stadium
Tuesday, August 16 – Indianapolis, IN: Lucas Oil Stadium
Friday, August 19 – Houston, TX: Minute Maid Park
Sunday, August 21 – San Antonio, TX: Alamodome
Monday, August 22 – Arlington, TX: Globe Life Field
Thursday, August 25 – Glendale, AZ: State Farm Stadium
Saturday, August 27 – Inglewood, CA: SoFi Stadium
Sunday, August 28 – San Diego, CA: Petco Park
Wednesday, August 31 – Seattle, WA: T-Mobile Park
Friday, September 2 – Vancouver, BC: BC Place
Sunday, September 4 – Edmonton, AB: Commonwealth Stadium
Wednesday, September 7 – San Francisco, CA: Oracle Park
Friday, September 9 – Las Vegas, NV: Allegiant Stadium

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.