Motley Crue have announced the launch of the inaugural Crue Fest, which will hit 41 North American cities this summer.
Speaking at a press conference in Los Angeles today (April 15), the veteran rockers announced that Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Trapt and Sixx:A.M. (which features Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx) will join them on tour across the US and Canada.
The traveling festival, which the bands have dubbed “the loudest show on earth”, is set to kick off on July 1 in West Palm Beach, Florida and conclude in Pittsburgh on August 31.
It will feature all four original Motley Crue members — singer Vince Neil, bassist Sixx, guitarist Mick Mars and drummer Tommy Lee.
“Hopefully it’ll be like Ozzfest and carry on for years,” said Lee, comparing it to Ozzy Osbourne‘s successful heavy metal festival, which kicked off 12 years ago.
Motley Crue also announced that they will be the first band ever to release a single through the video game ‘Rock Band’.
‘Saints Of Los Angeles’, the title track and first single off the band’s forthcoming album, will reportedly be available for download this week for 99 cents via Microsoft Corp’s Xbox Live Marketplace and Sony Corp’s PlayStation store.
Speaking about the album, due out June 17, Neil said it touches on the highs and lows of the band members’ lives and careers.
Motley Crue performed two songs at the conference, kicking off with ‘Kickstart My Heart’, and then world premiering their new single.
“We’ve never done this one live but we’ll give it a shot,” Neil said before the band launched into ‘Saints Of Los Angeles’, during which they were joined by fellow Crue Fest band members from Papa Roach and Buckcherry.
–By our Los Angeles staff.
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