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Kiss and Def Leppard Announce Summer Tour

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Scott Couch -- Nashville, TN -- If you love 70's and 80's "Rock and Roll" you'll be interested to learn Kiss and Def Leppard are teaming up for a joint 42 city Summer tour.  And yest, it's coming to Music City.  It will be the first time the two legendary bands have shared the same bill.

The bands made a joint announcement Tuesday live from Los Angeles. Kiss frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley say it will be their band's 40-th anniversary tour. For Def Leppard, it's 35-years.  Kiss will be inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame next month. 

In terms of what you'll hear from these two rock stalwarts, expect the songs that made them famous the way you remember hearing them on the radio. Both bands say they feel blessed fans still want to see them and are committed to putting on "a show to remember every night." Kiss singer Paul Stanley said, "A ban respects its fans by respecting the songs."

As for whether these two rock heavyweights can share the bill, Def Leppard front man Joe Elliot said, "it's joint forces, total respect from this side of the stage to the other side of the stage." Stanley added, "Both these bands know how to go out and delive the goods and we're proud to go out together."

Kiss and Def Leppard are scheduled to roll into Nashville July 16th for a 7p.m. show at Bridgestone Arena. Tickets go on sale Friday. 

Click on this link to see the tour announcement as it happened live. http://www.defleppard.com/

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