Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard Reschedule Summer 2021 Stadium Tour Dates

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Back in September of 2019, Mötley Crüe announced a highly-anticipated stadium reunion tour with Def Leppard and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Of course, with COVID wiping out everyone’s touring plans in 2020, the Crüe were forced to reschedule the dates to the summer of 2021. Now, it appears that fans will have to wait one more year to see the band play once more, as they’ve now rescheduled the tour to the summer of 2022.

“To all our loyal fans,” wrote the bands in a statement, “we wanted to let you know that we learned today that the tour is getting moved to 2022.

“This is the only way to ensure that we can play ALL of the dates for ALL of you who have purchased tickets. We appreciate you hanging in there and can’t wait to get back on stage and bring ‘The Stadium Tour’ to all of our fans.

“It is going to be one for the history books!”


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While this is a bummer for fans looking to get beer and nacho toppings all over their tank tops, it’s perfectly understandable. The slow-opening post-COVID world allows for some concerts and events, including shows at smaller and mid-sized venues, but stadiums are hard to book and fill. Given how much money they’ve already made on this tour — which appears to be over $130 million, according to a report quoted by Metal Injection — it’d make sense that the band would want to give it their all and make sure fans get their money’s worth (and not ask for refunds).

In any event, we’ll let you know when Mötley Crüe announce their new tour dates. In the meantime, here’s a little “Dr. Feelgood” so you can imagine you’re in the nosebleeds in Camden, New Jersey, just as the Bacardi and trucker’s speed hits you.


Words by Chris Krovatin