Rock is back on June 24th when Mötley Crüe, the world's most notorious rock band, will release their first new studio album featuring all of the original members in over a decade; titled Saints of Los Angeles, (with a gritty Top 10 first single of the same name) the album is comprised of songs lyrically inspired by the band's jaw-dropping accounts of decadence chronicled in their NY Times best-selling memoir The Dirt.
Of the new material, Rolling Stone says, "The Crüe is back and they're grimier than ever."
Following the original release of The Dirt in 2001, the NY Times said of the book: "Open it anywhere and find a story to remember," while Details said, " makes Pamela Des Barres' ' I'm With The Band' look like a nun's diary by comparison."
In support of their new album, Mötley Crüe will make a bevy of media appearances, including Larry King Live (June 20th), The Late Show With David Letterman (June 24th), and Access Hollywood to name a few. Clear Channel will even offer fans a sneak peek of the new record over 171 stations on the day of release.
The band has also created Crüe Fest, a touring rock festival embracing the lifestyle of rock that brings headlining bands together, giving fans a five-for-the-price of-one value in this atmosphere where rock rules once again. Produced by Live Nation, the inaugural year of the tour features Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M., and Trapt and kicks off July 1st in West Palm Beach, Florida, working its way across North America for over 40 dates throughout July and August. Tickets, band profiles and exclusive content from all of the Crüe Fest bands will consistently be uploaded at www.therockvine.com.
In April, Mötley Crüe debuted their single "Saints of Los Angeles" with a live performance at their Los Angeles press conference announcing Crüe Fest. The ubiquitous presence and popularity of music-based video games has influenced a resurgence of rock that has not only rejuvenated the average rock fan, but also served to create and educate a new generation of rock lovers. Mötley Crüe teamed up with MTV's Rock Band (who is also a partner of the Crüe Fest tour) to debut a download of the single for use on the game simultaneous with its iTunes debut. If one had doubts of the role of these games in bringing rock back, the sales numbers of the single on Rock Band would lay them to rest: Rock Band downloads were a staggering five times that of those sold on iTunes.
For more information on Mötley Crüe please visit www.motley.com and www.myspace.com/motleycrue.
Crüe Fest U.S./Canada Tour Dates:
07.01.08 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
07.03.08 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
07.05.08 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
07.06.08 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
07.08.08 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07.09.08 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07.10.08 Sarnia, ONT Bayfest
07.12.08 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
07.13.08 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
07.15.08 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07.16.08 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07.18.08 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
07.19.08 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
07.20.08 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
07.22.08 Houston, TX Toyota Center
07.23.08 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07.24.08 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
07.26.08 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
07.27.08 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
07.29.08 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
07.31.08 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
08.01.08 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
08.02.08 Los Angeles, CA Glen Helen Pavilion
08.05.08 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
08.06.08 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
08.08.08 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
08.09.08 Portland, OR Rose Garden
08.11.08 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
08.13.08 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
08.14.08 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
08.15.08 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
08.17.08 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
08.19.08 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Amphitheatre
08.20.08 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
08.22.08 Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
08.23.08 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
08.24.08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
08.28.08 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre
08.29.08 Albany, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08.30.08 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08.31.08 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion