You wanted the loudest…well, you’ll get the loudest with the summer double bill of KISS and Motley Crue.
The rockers will embark on a 40-plus city jaunt simply dubbed “THE TOUR” on July 20 in Manassas, Va., and visit Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood three dates later on July 24.
Tickets to the Lakewood date are on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday for $29 (lawn) and $29-$150 (reserved). Those with Citibank credit cards can get a jump on buying, starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday through www.citiprivatepass.com.
While the apparently never-retiring KISS (currently Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer) has toured in the past with fellow longhairs Poison (in 2003) and Skid Row (in 2001 for the, ahem, KISS “Farewell Tour”) and the original lineup of the Crue has also rocked stages with Poison (2011) and Aerosmith (2006), this unholy matrimony of fist-pumping glam rock is seen by many ‘80s rock fans as the ultimate pairing.
KISS and Motley Crue did share a stage in 1982 for the “Creatures of the Night Tour,” when the Crue was in its infancy and KISS was dealing with the departure of Ace Frehley and arrival of Vinnie Vincent.
On the opposite end of the concert spectrum, the latest teen band that makes the young girls cry, One Direction, is heading out for its first-ever headlining tour this spring.
The U.K.-based quintet — Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – a Simon Cowell creation stemming from the 2010 U.K. version of “The X Factor,” debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with their first album, “Up All Night,” earlier this month.
The boys will visit the Arena at Gwinnett Center at 7 p.m. June 26. Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. March 24 for $29.50-$59.50.
If you need a fix before June, One Direction will perform “What Makes You Beautiful” on the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards March 31 and play on “Saturday Night Live” April 7 (guest host, for the dads who tuned out reading that last sentence, is Sofia Vergara.
For tickets to either concert, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.livenation.com.