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TICKETS ON SALE STARTING FEBRUARY 16 ON LIVENATION.COM
Legendary rockers STYX and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS are teaming up with TESLA for a summer U.S. tour that kicks off May 30 in Irvine, CA at the FivePoint Amphitheatre.
Tickets for various cities of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will go on sale starting Friday, February 16 at 10am local time at Livenation.com. STYX and TESLA will be offering VIP packages via their own exclusive pre-sales beginning Wednesday, February 14 at 10am local time at StyxWorld.com and Teslatheband.com. Fans can explore JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS VIP packages available at the time of ticket purchase and at VIPNation.com.
STYX: Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo—would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late ’70s and early ’80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads. Over the course of their 40-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles. STYX has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS: Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight Platinum and Gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” Her independent record label, Blackheart, was founded in 1980 after she was rejected by no less than 23 labels.
TESLA: Over the course of their thirty-five-year career, the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet—Frank Hannon (guitar), Brian Wheat (bass), Jeff Keith (lead vocals), Troy Luccketta (drums), and Dave Rude (guitar)—sold more than 25 million albums domestically and played globally to sold-out crowds far and wide. To say TESLA live is absolutely bombastic is an understatement, they are a hard rock band to beat all hard rock bands. TESLA’s ninth full-length album titled SHOCK is due out fall of 2018. The highly anticipated album features Phil Collen of Def Leppard in the producer’s chair and takes a big leap forward as they glance back on their MECHANICAL RESONANCE LIVE! album.
5/30 – Irvine, CA, Five Point Amphitheatre
6/1 – Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
6/2 – Sacramento, CA, Toyota Amphitheatre
6/4 – Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
6/5 – Denver, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
6/7 – Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
6/9 – Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/10 – Dallas, TX, the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
6/12 – Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
6/13 – Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
6/14 – Raleigh, NC, Costal Credit Union Music Park
6/1 – Atlanta, GA, Verizon Amphitheatre
6/17 – Tampa, FL, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/27 – Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/28 – Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater
6/29 – Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
6/30 – Hershey, PA, Giant Center
7/3 – Montreal, QUE, Place Bell at Laval
7/4 – Toronto, ONT, Budweiser Stage
7/6 – Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/7 – Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/8 – St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
7/10 – Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre
7/11 – Indianapolis, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/13 – Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
7/14 – Pittsburgh, PA, KeyBank Pavilion
7/15 – Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
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