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THE DIRT: Netflix Unleashes Official Trailer For Mötley Crüe Biopic!

THE DIRT: Netflix Unleashes Official Trailer For Mötley Crüe Biopic!

Brace yourself for the official trailer for ‘The Dirt.’ Based on Mötley Crüe’s 2001 best-selling autobiography, The Dirt is an unflinching and uncensored story about sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, fame, and the high price of excess. Director Jeff Tremaine (JACKASS co-creator, BAD GRANDPA) shows us just how Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker), and Vince Neil (Daniel Webber) took Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world’s most notorious rock band.

Their music made them famous. Their lives made them infamous.

‘The Dirt’ debuts on Netflix on March 22nd, 2019.

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Nikki Sixx To End Syndicated Show ‘SixxSense,’ ‘The Heroin Diaries’ Heads To Broadway In 2018!

Nikki Sixx To End Syndicated Show ‘SixxSense,’ ‘The Heroin Diaries’ Heads To Broadway In 2018!

Global rock icon Nikki Sixx announces plans to step down as host of and end his nationally-syndicated Premiere Networks / iHeartRadio rock Radio programs, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Classic with Nikki Sixx at the end of this year. His final broadcast will be December 31, 2017.

Launched at the beginning of 2010, his flagship radio program Sixx Sense quickly became the biggest syndicated rock show in America, distributed to more than 130 stations nationwide and boasting nearly 3 Million global weekly listeners. Sixx has welcomed an influential array of prominent musicians, celebrities, and noteworthy personalities as guests on the show. During his tenure as host he interviewed royalty such as Sir Paul McCartney, Slash, Steven Tyler, Metallica, Stevie Nicks, and Dolly Parton, boxing champion Mike Tyson, director Cameron Crowe, celebrity health expert Dr. Oz, and many more.

In addition, the program provided a unique platform for new music discovery with Sixx hand-selecting up-and-coming talent and introducing his audience to future superstars. Sixx launched trailblazing artists such as Awolnation, Greta Van Fleet, and Nothing More among many more by debuting their music on Sixx Sense.

Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks, stated: “When we first partnered with Nikki in 2010, we set out to create a unique program from the perspective of true rock star, and that’s exactly what we did. We’re proud of the work we did together to make Sixx Sense one of the most-widely-syndicated Rock radio programs in the country, while establishing the ultimate platforms for rock music fans, as well as new and established artists. It’s been a pleasure working with Nikki, and we wish him all the best.”

“I grew up discovering music on the radio,” explains Nikki Sixx.”So to host my own show over the nearly eight years of Sixx Sense was beyond my wildest dreams. I could not have done it without my amazing team in the studio, or the guests, musicians, and listeners that brought the show to life. It’s been an inspirational journey and I’ll always be a fan of the medium, but it’s time to shift gears outside the realm of solely radio. I’m in the process of developing new and unique programming and ventures across multiple platforms. But I’m really gonna miss Sixx Sense.”

Sixx is stepping down from his hosting duties to focus on myriad new endeavors in 2018 including his blossoming photography career, television endeavors and the Broadway adaptation of his New York Times Bestselling Memoir The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life of a Shattered Rockstar.

Featuring music from SIXX:A.M.’s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, the first-ever soundtrack tied to a book release, Sixx has teamed up with former Live Nation Chairman and Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark Broadway producer Michael Cohl to bring this compelling story of addiction and redemption to life on stage.

Originally released in 2007, both the book and soundtrack will see Tenth Anniversary Editions released later this month: The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life of a Shattered Rockstar ft. new chapters and never-before-seen photographs is out October 24th via Gallery Books / Simon and Schuster. The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack: 10th Anniversary Edition by SIXX:A.M. ft. three newly reimagined 2017 tracks including #1 hit “Life Is Beautiful 2017” is out October 27th via Eleven Seven Music.

2018 will also see Sixx take his first-ever photo exhibition Conversations with Angelsaround the world in partnership with Leica Camera. On display through November 5th 2017 at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles, the collection showcases the artist’s talent for storytelling across platforms with intimate images by Sixx depicting homelessness and drug addiction amongst other subjects; topics that he was all too familiar with before photography helped change his life. Sixx has also partnered with Leica Camera on the debut of a limited edition Nikki Sixx Leica Q camera. More info here.

In addition to his own creative endeavors, the visionary artist remains committed to broadening horizons for all. Sixx recently penned a powerful op-ed for the Los Angeles Times arguing for better policies to end the scourge of opioid addiction in America.

He has also joined Canadian talent show The Launch where he will mentor unsigned talent alongside Boy George, Shania Twain, Fergie, Alessia Cara, Julia Michaels, and Jennifer Nettles as an experts in crafting a hit song on the new six-part series. Additional endeavors are in the works.

Follow the continuing adventures of Nikki Sixx on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Celebrate the Release of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Girls, Girls, Girls By Buying Tommy Lee’s House!

Celebrate the Release of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Girls, Girls, Girls By Buying Tommy Lee’s House!

Legendary Los Angeles rock band Mötley Crüe celebrate the 30th anniversary of 4x platinum album, Girls, Girls, Girls with today’s release of a special album reissue (via Eleven Seven Music). On the actual 30th birthday of the album, May 15, 2017, the band teamed up with Pledge Music to commemorate this iconic release with various exclusive cd, cd/dvd and vinyl packages and limited edition merchandise for fans to celebrate the anniversary with the band in style.

Just added to the campaign today, the most major item offered now is Drummer Tommy Lee’s three-level, nearly 10,000 sq ft. lot Los Angeles Estate, also built in 1987. Take a photo tour of the stunning home. This marks a first as no other campaign on Pledge Music has ever included a house for sale before.

From listing description: Absolutely amazing Calabasas landmark estate! Set on a cul-de-sac in guard gated Vista Pointe, is this stunning custom Architectural showplace! Boasting unmatched quality with unique design and character, this grand estate offers unparalleled explosive city light views and privacy! Interior features include a state of the art permitted professional recording studio, home theater, two kitchens, three story interior atrium with cascading waterfalls, koi pond, and retractable roof, walnut and travertine floors, custom detailed soaring ceilings and so much more! The completely private rear grounds have a custom piano shaped pool and spa, fire features, barbecue center and panoramic jet liner views! Other amenities include a possible 12 car garage, copper doors, detailed wrought iron accents, full gym and so much more! This is truly a grand, interesting, one of a kind estate that can’t be missed! A very rare offering!

The groundbreaking 1987 album featured smash hits “Wild Side,” “You’re All I Need,” and the iconic title track “Girls Girls Girls”, which became a global success, despite the original uncensored video being banned by MTV. In 2011, it was named “one of the most NSFW (not safe for work) videos of all time” by Rolling Stone.

The LP explores themes inspired by the band’s hard-living lifestyle at the time, documenting experiences with booze, drugs, strip clubs, love of motorcycles, and death.

“The music and lyrics reflect what was going on in the streets of Los Angeles at that time,”explains now 16- years-sober Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx. ”A big thank you to all the fans who have made the album stand the test of time. It’s really cool to now see a new generation of fans exploring and digging Girls, Girls, Girls three decades later.”

Mötley Crüe’s envelope-pushing music, as well as their well-documented off-stage antics, paved the way for stardom and defined rock for the era. 36-years later, the group continues to be a leading force in rock around the world.

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Nikki Sixx & SIXX: A.M. Announce ‘The Heroin Diaries’ Memoir & Soundtrack 10-Year Anniversary Editions

Nikki Sixx & SIXX: A.M. Announce ‘The Heroin Diaries’ Memoir & Soundtrack 10-Year Anniversary Editions

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Nikki Sixx’s drug-soaked NY Times bestselling memoir, THE HEROIN DIARIES and SiXX:A.M.’s The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack.

To commemorate more than a decade of sobriety and life lessons learned, Nikki Sixx and SIXX:A.M. revisit the seminal work; announcing Tenth Anniversary Editions of the book and album in multiple formats including: digital LP, CD, CD / DVD, and Special Edition Vinyl, and Graphic Novel. Fans can get a jump start TODAY by pre-ordering these and more exclusively at PledgeMusic.

Nikki Sixx got sober sixteen years ago. A decade ago he shared this story with the world. And yet with the modern opioid crisis looming larger than ever; Sixx’s journey to sobriety and the words and music it inspired remains poignantly relevant.

Chronicling the year of decadence and depravity that almost cost Sixx his life during the recording and tour for Mötley Crüe’s seminal 1987 album GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, the book not only became a worldwide bestseller but also spawned the band SIXX:A.M., and Sixx’s nationally syndicated daily iHeart Media rock radio show “Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx.”

Says Sixx: “Over the last ten years I’ve met so many people who have thanked me for The Heroin Diariesand say that it saved their lives,” explains Nikki. “But the truth is, writing The Heroin Diaries saved my life too.”

Journey back again into this mega–New York Times bestselling survivor’s story in one of the most “harrowing” (Rolling Stone) and “heartbreaking” (The New York Times) memoirs of addiction ever published and the soundtrack it inspired. The once-shattered rock star shares raw and mesmerizing journal entries from the year he plunged to rock bottom—and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again. In never-before-seen photos and exclusive new chapters, Nikki reflects on his decade of sobriety in this expanded 10th anniversary edition of the book.

SIXX:A.M. also celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the re-release of The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack: 10th Anniversary Edition. Comprised of James Michael (vocalist, producer, songwriter), Dj Ashba (guitarist, songwriter) Nikki Sixx (bassist, songwriter), the group initially came together to write, record, and co-produce The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack, which sold over 300,000 copies, and includes the #1 hit single, “Life Is Beautiful,” which became radio’s most played rock song of 2008. Over the past decade SIXX:A.M. has become a full-fledged global rock powerhouse, releasing four additional albums, multiple Top 5 hits and playing the biggest festivals and arenas around the world.

THE HEROIN DIARIES: Ten Year Anniversary Edition by Nikki Sixx is out October 24th via Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster featuring a new cover, never-before-seen photos and exclusive brand new chapters.

THE HEROIN DIARIES: 10th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack by SIXX:A.M. will be released October 27th via Eleven Seven Music as a digital album, CD, and CD/DVD. A limited edition vinyl package will also come later this year. All music configurations feature new artwork, personal notes from the band and include 3 newly re-imagined tracks: “Life Is Beautiful 2017”, “Accidents Can Happen 2017”, and Girl With Golden Eyes 2017”.

Also on pre-sale today is The Heroin Diaries graphic novel, a collaboration that Nikki Sixx and HEAVY METAL recently announced at ComicCon San Diego. The Graphic Novel presents the Heroin Diaries from a different angle and gives both insight and understanding to the deadly trap and temptation of addiction adapted by Rantz Hoseley, illustrated by Danijel Zezelj, and Keiron Dwyer, an with exclusive cover art by David Mack.

In addition, Sixx will debut his first-ever photography exhibit in partnership with Leica Camera at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles beginning October 4 (announcement forthcoming). The collection features Sixx’s most precious moments and interactions from the past decade, in images including homelessness and drug addiction amongst other topics which Sixx was all too familiar with before photography helped change his life post-sobriety.

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Nikki Sixx and Heavy Metal Announce ‘The Heroin Diaries’ Graphic Novel

Nikki Sixx and Heavy Metal Announce ‘The Heroin Diaries’ Graphic Novel

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Nikki Sixx’s drug-soaked NY Times bestselling memoir, THE HEROIN DIARIES. Chronicling the year of decadence and depravity that almost cost Sixx his life during the recording and tour for Mötley Crüe’s seminal 1987 album GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, the book not only became a worldwide bestseller but also spawned the band Sixx:A.M., Sixx’ nationally syndicated daily iHeart Media rock radio show “Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx” and soon, 10th anniversary editions of THE HEROIN DIARIES book and Sixx:A.M.’s soundtrack by the same name (to be announced next month and coming out this fall), as well as the forthcoming THE HEROIN DIARIES play, amongst many other ventures.

Now, Nikki Sixx and HEAVY METAL are proud to announce a graphic novel adaptation of this powerful book that gives both insight and understanding to the deadly trap and temptation of addiction. THE HEROIN DIARIES graphic novel will be the first release under HEAVY METAL’s new 12 X 12 imprint, a new line of music-themed art books and graphic novels that will explore the songs and experiences of the most exciting musical artists. Fans visiting Comic-Con San Diego can get an exclusive first preview of the interior pages when visiting the HEAVY METAL booth #1529 at the convention between today and Sunday, July 23.

Jeff Krelitz, CEO of HEAVY METAL said “I’ve been the biggest fan of Mötley Crüe since the release of Too Fast for Love, and have nothing but the greatest respect for Nikki and his songwriting, so for us to be able to collaborate with him on bringing this tragedy-to-triumph to a new audience in a powerful way is a dream come true.”

Says Nikki Sixx: “THE HEROIN DIARIES has always been deeply personal to me. So when the idea came up for a graphic novel based on the story, who better to partner with than the iconic HEAVY METAL brand? I grew up reading their magazine as a kid. This is really a passion project and I’ve been intimately involved in every step along the way, from the storyline to the look and feel of the art. Working with Jeff, Rantz and their team has been an inspiring experience and I think we came up with a really unique spin on THE HEROIN DIARIES that tells the story from a different angle. It is meant to be a treat for fans of THE HEROIN DIARIES, old and new and I hope everyone will enjoy the graphic novel as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.”

Working in close collaboration with Sixx, the HEROIN DIARIES is being adapted by Rantz Hoseley, known for his award-winning work with Tori Amos on the graphic novel COMIC BOOK TATTOO, along with acclaimed artists Danijel Zezelj, Andy Kuhn and Kieron Dwyer. Hoseley summed up the development experience by saying, “Getting to work with Nikki and his team at 10th Street Entertainment to bring this story to life in a new way has been incredible. It’s been a fantastic collaboration focused on the sole goal that when the fans pick it up, it blows their hair back like a power chord through a stack of Marshalls.”

The 150 page graphic novel will be presented in a 12”x12” prestige “album” format and come in different collector’s editions, details of which will be revealed in the near future. Those interested should sign up now  at Pledge Music to guarantee the opportunity to purchase a copy, receive an exclusive 10% discount on their order when the graphic novel becomes available for purchase next month and also, to get exclusive news about the the forthcoming 10th anniversary editions of the book and soundtrack first.

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Nikki Sixx is the International rock icon, founding member of Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M, three-time New York Times best selling author with The Heroin Diaries, This Is Gonna Hurtand Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt, co-founder of rock couture fashion line Royal Underground, philanthropist, photographer and syndicated radio show host of Sixx Sense and The Side Show Countdown.

As the creative force behind a multitude of projects, Sixx never stops inventing new ways to express himself and continues to unveil his unusual points of view with new projects. Mediums such as his books, radio shows, music and others have given Sixx the ability to fully develop as an artist.

In an age of overnight stars, one hit wonders and YouTube sensations, Sixx has created and maintained a career based on the uniqueness of his content and the creativity he exhibits.

Some of Sixx’s accomplishments include over 100 million in album sales with Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., countless sold out global tours, Mötley Crüe pioneering and selling out the first hard rock residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the award-winning 2012 Kia Motors Superbowl commercial and photographing high fashion for The New York Post’s prestigious supplement, Alexa. Songs written by Sixx have been used in commercials for renowned brands, such as Dodge and Coldwell Banker amongst many more. Nikki Sixx has raised several hundred thousand dollars through his Running Wild In The Night charity for Covenant House California.

Monday through Friday on his nationally syndicated radio show
Sixx Sense, which airs on over 115 stations, Sixx discusses music and lifestyle topics as he gives listeners a backstage look at the world and mind of a rock star. Sixx provides his unique perspective and attitude as he welcomes celebrity guests, recording artists and fascinating characters from all walks of life.

Through the show, Sixx also introduced the audience to discover the next generation of new music talent and has helped break bands such as rock sensations Nothing More amongst others. Syndicated by Premiere Networks (iHeart Media), the show is complemented by The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx,
which airs on weekends. The programs can also be heard internationally by approximately 2.8 million weekly listeners and is available on iHeart Media’s digital platform, iHeartradio. Sixx Sense celebrated its seven-year anniversary in February 2017.

Nikki Sixx is currently turning his bestselling book The Heroin Diaries into a play anticipated to open in 2018. His first ever photography exhibition in partnership with iconic camera manufacturer Leica will premiere in Los Angeles this Fall before traveling on to galleries around the globe.

Heavy Metal is an American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine, known for its iconic blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. Now in it’s 40th year of publication, Heavy Metal is the fourth oldest American comics publisher, and some of the greatest European and American comic book writers and artists in history have appeared in this legendary publication’s pages, Since the magazine’s inception in 1977, the Heavy Metal banner has been seen in video games, television, and a 1981 animated feature film. In 2015, the brand established acclaimed comic book writer Grant Morrison as it’s Editor-in-Chief, and launched it’s first-ever line of traditional monthly American comics. The brand is overseen by Publisher Kevin Eastman, and CEO Jeff Krelitz.

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Mötley Crüe’s ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ 30th Anniversary Album Re-Issue Available for Pre-Order!

Mötley Crüe’s ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ 30th Anniversary Album Re-Issue Available for Pre-Order!

Iconic LA rock band Mötley Crüe celebrates the 30th anniversary of their fourth studio, and 4x platinum album, Girls, Girls, Girls with special album reissue bundles that will be available on August 25 via Pledge Music. Fans can get a jump start on owning the exclusive merchandise TODAY by pre-ordering bundles exclusively at Pledge Music! Various bundles will include, colored vinyl, cassette tape, commemorative poster/lithograph, vintage t-shirt, vinyl test pressings, a limited edition, numbered drum head, a flexi single of “Wild Side”, “Girls, Girls, Girls” patch, and more! The band recently celebrated the 30th anniversary on the album’s actual release date –May 15—with the announcement of the August 25 reissue. Watch the exclusive video HERE. Fans can get the latest updates surrounding the reissue and other anniversary activity throughout the rest of the year by signing up now at www.motley.com.

Mötley Crüe paved the way for rock bands to push the envelope since the band’s inception and their music, as well as their antics, provided them a successful 36-year career as a leading force in rock around the world. 1987’s Girls, Girls, Girls included 3 smash hits, “Wild Side,” “You’re All I Need,” and the title track, which became a global success, despite the original uncensored video being banned from MTV at the time! Watch the statement making Girls, Girls, Girls video HERE.  The album itself, explores themes inspired by the band’s hard-living lifestyle of booze, drugs, strip clubs, love of motorcycles, and death.

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx says: “It’s hard to believe Girls, Girls, Girls already turned 30 this year. We went against the grain with this album when it first came out in 1987. The music and lyrics reflect what was going on in the streets of Los Angeles at that time. A big thank you to all the fans who have made the album stand the test of time. It’s really cool to now see a new generation of fans exploring and digging Girls, Girls, Girls three decades later.”

Girls, Girls, Girls Track Listing:
Wild Side
Girls, Girls, Girls
Dancing on Glass
Bad Boy Boogie
Nona
Five Years Dead
All In the Name Of…
Sumthin’ for Nuthin’
You’re All I Need
Jailhouse Rock

TO SEE ALL BUNDLE CONFIGURATIONS AND DETAILS OF THE PLEDGE CAMPAIGN, GO HERE!

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Mötley Crüe To Commemorate 30th Anniversary of ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ With Special Edition Re-Release On August 25th!

Mötley Crüe To Commemorate 30th Anniversary of ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ With Special Edition Re-Release On August 25th!

May 15th, 2017 marks the 30th Anniversary of Mötley Crüe’s fourth studio & 4x Platinum album, GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS!

To celebrate the anniversary, the legendary band has announced the release of a special deluxe version of the album (offered in various exclusive bundles) on August 25th!

Sign up at http://www.motley.com now to receive all updates on this release and additional surprises from the band coming up!

Check out a special teaser trailer for the release below:

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“Mötley Crüe: The End” Box Set To Receive Worldwide Release On November 25 Via Eleven Seven Music

“Mötley Crüe: The End” Box Set To Receive Worldwide Release On November 25 Via Eleven Seven Music

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Just in time for the holiday season, legendary rock band, MÖTLEY CRÜE have something special for their fans in the form of a box set, Mötley Crüe: The End, available world-wide across physical retailers November 25 via Eleven Seven Music. Fans can pre-order the box set for $175 beginning TODAY via Pledge Music HERE

The box set will chronicle the span of their 35-year career with the inclusion of six LPs and CDs, packaged within a hardcover photo book, of Too Fast for Love (1981), Shout At The Devil (1983), Theatre of Pain (1985), Girls, Girls, Girls (1987), Dr. Feelgood (1989), Saints of Los Angeles (2008), and conclude with a live audio CD and DVD of the band’s final performance to a sold-out Los Angeles Staples Center arena on December 31, 2015. Also included are four exclusive, autographed lithograph photo prints of the band, four exclusive Mick Mars guitar picks and a commemorative ‘Final Tour’ VIP laminate pass. In honor of the 33rd Anniversary of Shout At The Devil, fans can purchase a special package for $100 via Pledge Music TODAY, which will include, the album CD, four exclusive, autographed lithograph photo prints of the band, hardcover tour photo book, commemorative ‘Final Tour’ VIP laminate pass and the live audio CD and DVD of Mötley Crüe’s final performance.

The last night of the ‘Final Tour’ DVD is a must-have keep-sake for any Mötley Crüe fan. The spectacular final concert at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA, on New Year’s Eve in 2015, just a few miles from the Sunset Strip where the band’s infamous and decadent career first launched, can now be relived! The band thrilled the sold-out arena with performances of such mega-hits as “Kickstart My Heart,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Home Sweet Home” and “Dr. Feelgood.” While not everyone was able to see their final show live, Crüe fans can now catch all the action via DVD in the comfort of their home. In addition to the epic concert footage, viewers will be treated to exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the band’s last show ever.

In January, 2014, Mötley Crüe held a press conference announcing their Final Tour, complete with a “cessation of touring” agreement signed by all members prohibiting any and all future live engagements under the Mötley Crüe name. Mötley Crüe’s two-year concert trek, saw the band — Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) — perform across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows in 72 markets grossing over $100 million. Known for their over-the-top production, Mötley Crüe did not disappoint for their last show ever on New Year’s Eve: from massive, cutting-edge pyro, including Nikki Sixx’s bass guitar spitting fire over 30 ft. into the air, and Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum roller coaster, amongst many other spectacular elements.

Lead singer, Vince Neil, delivered an emotional, “thank you” speech to the audience, while the band supplied next-level, high-octane fueled energy, ringing in the New Year on stage with thousands of balloons raining down on the crowd. The grand finale of the show included a blow-out performance of their hit single, “Kickstart My Heart” with Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil floating above the audience in far-reaching “cherry-pickers.” Leaving fans in tears, the show concluded with an emotional encore rendition of “Home Sweet Home” from the second stage riser in the center of the audience.

Pre-order Mötley Crüe: The End box set or Collector’s Package by CLICKING HERE!

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LIVE DVD TRACK LISTING:

1.) Intro
2.) Girls, Girls, Girls
3.) Wild Side
4.) Primal Scream
5.) Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S)
6.) Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
7.) Rock N Roll Part II / Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room
8.) Looks That Kill
9.) Mutherf***** Of The Year
10.) In The Beginning / Shout At The Devil
11.) Louder Than Hell
12.) Drum Solo
13.) Guitar Solo
14.) Saints Of Los Angeles
15.) Live Wire
16.) T.N.T (Terror ‘N Tinseltown) / Dr. Feelgood
17.) Kickstart My Heart
18.) Home Sweet Home
19.) My Way (Credits)

LIVE CD TRACK LISTING:

1.) Intro
2.) Girls, Girls, Girls
3.) Wild Side
4.) Primal Scream
5.) Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
6.) Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
7.) Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room
8.) Looks That Kill
9.) Mutherf***** Of The Year
10.) Shout At The Devil
11.) Louder Than Hell
12.) Saints Of Los Angeles
13.) Live Wire
14.) Dr. Feelgood
15.) Kickstart My Heart
16.) Home Sweet Home

Source: www.motley.com

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REASON TO RISE: Dj Ashba On Sixx:A.M.’s Creative Evolution and New Album!

REASON TO RISE: Dj Ashba On Sixx:A.M.’s Creative Evolution and New Album!

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Over the past decade, Nikki Sixx, Dj Ashba and James Michael — collectively known as SIXX:A.M. — forged an unbreakable bond through their art. With two U.S. Billboard top 20 albums and a string of hit singles under their belt, they are on the brink of unleashing yet another rock monster onto a burgeoning fan-base. The band’s previous release, 2014’s “Modern Vintage,” featured the breakout single “Stars,” which sold more than 73,000 copies, peaked at #5 on the Active Rock Chart and #4 on the Mainstream Rock Chart, making the band the #10 most played active rock artist of 2015. It was an impressive start with the best yet to come.

“Prayers For The Damned,” the fourth studio album from the trio, marks a point in their careers when they can focus on the band and take it to even higher levels. As a result, this inspiring new album represents the band’s most ambitious, complete and adrenaline-soaked effort to date. The album boasts first-class production and mixing by Michael and original artwork from Ashba, proving this collection is a labor of passion. At its core, “Prayers For The Damned” is a collection of songs that will fire up the head and heart in equal measure, providing a soundtrack to a generation in search of a voice.

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently sat down with Sixx:A.M.’s Dj Ashba to discuss his creative evolution, the making of the band’s inspired double album, their recently launched #ReasonToRise campaign and their recent open letter to Google’s YouTube service urging them to examine their unfair payment practices for artists around the globe.

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I want to start by going back to your formative years. What got you involved with the arts early on?

Let me dust off my brain and try to remember! [laughs] Ya know what? I was kind of born with a pencil in my hand. I drew on everything from napkins to paper plates to my mom’s wallpaper! When I got into school, I was kind of the artsy kid they would take out of class to paint the hallways, the mascots, prom backdrops and design that type of stuff. Then they put me in to teach the advanced art class to the kids. It went from there to having my own cartoon in the newspaper. Eventually, over the years, it turned into Ashba Media and became a massive multi-million dollar company.

Building on that, what went into finding your creative voice as an artist?

I think it came down to being true to myself. No matter what I did, I would put my heart into it 110%. I never half-assed anything. My mom always told me, “If you are going to do something, do it right the first time.” I am a strong believer in that. Whether it was sitting down to write a song, drawing a picture, creating a 3D environment or creating a clothing line, I really get obsessed with making it as perfect as you can. There is something so perfect about imperfection. The clothing is doing incredibly well! I just launched my first retail store at The Stratosphere in Las Vegas on the second floor. I am really excited about it! We had a huge grand opening and SIXX:A.M. has a double album coming out and the media company is slammed busy doing a bunch of jobs for the TV show “Tanked” and Sebastian, the hair company. It is busy, busy!

Where do you look for inspiration?

I am inspired by everything around me. I could literally be at a stop light and hear a blinker. I might start tapping on my steering wheel and it turns into a song. I will be driving to the studio and I will be like, “Man, I had this cool idea. I heard a train making a certain noise on a beat … ” It’s that simple! Inspiration is all around me. I am inspired by the fans that write me with great stories or even sad stories. They are touching in a way where our songs have helped them through a tough time. I find that inspiring to get out of bed and keep moving forward because you know you are doing something good for the world.

Beautiful Sculpture at a Melbourne Cemetery

SIXX:A.M.’s new album, “Prayers For The Damned (Vol. I)” is an inspiring record. What goals or aspirations did you guys have for this album when you started?

Ten years ago, we started writing “The Heroin Diaries” and next year will mark the 10-year anniversary of the release. We never set out to be a band, so we would be creative as possible. We were artists with an open canvas. We didn’t put up guidelines to stay within and that is what made SIXX:A.M.’s music so special. The last tour we did with “Modern Vintage,” we did a 19-date, sold out, headlining tour. I have been in Guns ‘N Roses for six-and-a-half years where we headlined every arena and stadium from here to kingdom come, which has been great. I am a huge fan of the band and it has been a huge honor to be a lead guitar in that band but I can’t put into words what I felt playing to much smaller audiences but playing to your audience with songs that you helped write and that came from your soul. You see how it is affecting the crowd and people have tears in their eyes. Money can’t buy that and I can’t put into words the feelings that went through my body. It just made me realize not that I was doing the wrong thing but that I just needed to get back on track and do the right thing.

How does the album compare and contrast to what we have already been exposed to from SIXX:A.M.?

It is absolutely our most aggressive record. Both of them are very guitar heavy and it is the most guitars I have ever laid down on an album. I am very proud I pushed myself as a guitar player extremely hard on this from the solos to the rhythms to the songwriting. I also designed the album covers. If you put them next to each other, they make a bigger picture. I am just really proud! We set out to make two arena rock records and that is exactly what we did — two separate albums that compliment each other. If you only heard “Prayers of The Damned, Vol. I,” you would be completely satisfied with the art and the music. It all tells a beautiful story like a great movie. It has a beautiful beginning, middle and end. If you put the album covers together, from “Vol. II,” and continue to hit play, you are going to be taken further on a journey. It’s mind blowing! I am really excited that we finally have these songs with this much aggression to pull from live now. We also brought our live band in from “Modern Vintage” and James [Michael] did a great job of capturing the magic of what we felt on stage.

Let’s talk about the added element of the band. What do these people bring out in you creatively?

It allowed me as a songwriter to go places I normally couldn’t because I could sit down with Dustin [Steinke] and say, “Hey, try this beat or do this … ” I was really able to play off of that. Melissa [Harding] and Amber [Vanbuskirk] are just incredibly trained singers, so I love having that whole element that adds a whole new layer to SIXX:A.M. And I think it is really special, what they brought to the album.

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What can you tell us about your songwriting process these days? Is there a method to the madness?

The only thing I can say is there is definitely a magic when James, Nikki and myself get in a room. It is something we have felt since day one. The first time I ever sat in a room with Nikki, he had invited me up to his house, and we sat there at a piano with an acoustic guitar and wrote four really beautiful songs all in one day. That kind of explains the magic we have always had. When we all get together, I can’t explain it but we write so fast. We wrote and recorded both albums in nine months, which is really quick for as in depth as these songs are. There is a lot to each one of these songs and we by no means skimped on anything. We will never half-ass any SIXX:A.M. song, let alone an album. I think double albums have gotten a bad rap in the past. A lot of bands will go in and write an album and have a couple of leftover, OK songs and they figure they will throw in a chorus and polish them up to put out a double album. That is not what we set out to do. We really wanted to make up for lost time and give our fans a huge treat, as well as something to say thank you for hanging in there and turning us into a band. We went in with the intention to make two kickass albums that stand alone and compliment each other.

Did you encounter challenges in the creation of these albums?

I think it was tough because there is a lot going on in the world. As songwriters, if you stay true to your craft, you tend to get inspired or have that kind of funnel through the veins, so to speak. It is very sad, what is going on in the world, with the Paris attacks, all of the shootings, ISIS and everything else. You have to be living under a rock for that not to affect your songwriting. A song like “Rise” was exactly that. It is not us trying to tell the listener what to believe in, who to vote for or this or that. Everybody has their own mind. We are just saying, “Use your voice.” Whatever you believe in is completely your call. For instance, with my voice, what I believe in strongly is anti-bullying. It is an incredible thing that is taking over and it kills me to see it. I get thousands of emails from kids who are getting bullied. In fact, my wife Nati showed me an interview of a guy online who got acid thrown in his face. He is a young kid, who’s name is Stefano [Savi] from Italy. He lives in Milan. Some kids just threw acid in his face and burnt his face up. I was sitting there going, “Why are you showing me this?” She said, “Just keep watching.” I kept watching and it was a really heartfelt interview. I felt bad and I was kind of tearing up. I didn’t understand. Towards the end of the interview they start lightening the mood and they ask him who his favorite actor is and he says something like Kate Beckinsale. Then they ask him who he would like to meet if he could meet anyone? Without hesitation, he says, “Dj Ashba.” I was floored. I was literally floored. I looked at my wife and it was hard not to have tears in your eyes because here is this beautiful young kid whose whole life changed with a bad decision from some other kids. I immediately put my wife and I on the couch and we made a video for him. We sent it to him and he is going to be my special guest at the Milan show when we play there. It isn’t a whole lot but it is reaching out and rising up to try and come together and make a difference. I think if everybody does their part out there, the world will be a better place.

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I know everyone in SIXX:A.M. has causes they support. I wanted to shine a light on the recently launched “Reason To Rise” campaign.

I think that is so important. Ya know, I am going to Boys and Girls Clubs and speaking to kids and doing whatever I can. I also donate money to the fallen officers of the Metro Police Department. I also try to get behind James when it comes to his work to raise awareness on human trafficking. Nikki, of course, is all about the heroin epidemic. We really support each other’s causes and these are our reasons to rise. We put it out there on social media with #reasontorise. It was incredible how many responses we got back! It is a movement happening online and with the song that we put out called “Rise.” It is a magical thing that is going on and people are really connecting to our song in a major way. I think it is so powerful what is happening when people really start using their voice, so I strongly urge everybody out there, no matter what you are going through, to use your voice and stand up for what you believe. It is amazing, when people come together, the mountains we can all move.

SIXX:A.M. is also lending its voice to other artists in the music industry. The band recently posted a message to YouTube about their treatment of artist’s content. What can you tell us about that situation?

Here’s the thing, we put that out there and it is something that has been bubbling for many, many years and a lot of artists are starting to speak out about it. Basically, to make it simple to understand, this isn’t so much about SIXX:A.M., this is about the future of music. For a lot of young bands, the future is looking very dim, so to speak. I personally think and we all think YouTube is a phenomenal platform. The problem that most people don’t recognize is that it is very hard for artists, both young and old, to get paid for their craft. Here you have a $500 million company that is paying 1/6th of what Apple Music and Spotify pay to their artists. It is just not fair. What happens is they hide behind a safe harbor clause, meaning it was created in 1998 when, basically, the Internet was on dial-up and way before YouTube. YouTube came out in 2005 but they still ride under this old clause. All we are saying is, “YouTube, do the right thing.” We need to update this clause because they didn’t make it with the intent of knowing YouTube was going to find that loophole. Basically, the loophole is that every artist that creates content, if somebody uploads a song illegally, it is up to the artist to do a takedown notice. As everybody knows, it is virtually impossible to do that with the millions of people making their own videos using whatever songs they might use. They know it is virtually impossible and that isn’t right. By doing that and not changing the law, they are getting away with not paying the artists for their work. That is all we are saying, “Do the right thing. Do what Apple Music and Spotify are doing.” I think the platform is awesome and we are not trying to tell them how to do their business but it is not right for the creator’s of the content.

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You have all come to a point where SIXX:A.M. is your main focus and are preparing to take it to higher levels. What does that collective focus mean for the band both short and long term?

It’s great. What it means is that we get to go out and tour on two incredible albums that will be coming out. The first one, “‘Prayers For The Damned, Vol. I” comes out on this Friday, April 29th. “Vol. II” is not called “Prayers For The Damned, Vol. II,” it actually has a completely separate title, which we will be revealed when it gets closer to the release. We plan on putting that out around September or October. We finally get to be a band and go out on the road. We have a ton of touring coming up and we will be hitting every major festival in the United States. In between those dates, we are going to be doing a massive headlining tour ourselves. In June, we go to Europe and do the same thing there. We plan on hitting all the major festivals there, as well. In the fall, we are doing an incredible arena tour that we are very happy to be a part of with Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, ourselves and a brand new band called As Lions. The singer, Austin Dickinson, is the son of Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. I am really excited to see his boy’s band. It’s going to be a great bill and just a lot of fun!

Looking back on your career as an artist, how have you most evolved along the way?

I feel, I hope, that I have constantly pushed myself as hard as I can, whether it is becoming a better songwriter, a better guitar player or writing for the song or coming up with a solo that fits the song perfectly and isn’t a show-off like, “Look at me, look at me!” I think that all comes with maturity and time. You learn that is what is really important, writing for the song. I am hoping I have progressed immensely and I learn everyday. I think if you get to a point in your career where you feel like you know it all, I think you are dead. I am wide open and I am a sponge of life. I literally like to suck up and learn as much as I can everyday and do whatever I can to become a better person.

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Dj Ashba

To tie it all together, what is the best lesson we can take from your journey as an artist?

If I had to give anybody a little message out there, I would say you are going to find more people in life that try to convince you why you shouldn’t follow your dreams or why you can’t or why it’s a bad idea. I think it is incredibly important to always remember to follow your heart. Don’t ever let anyone discourage you from your dreams. Anything is possible! I am a firm believer in the fact that there is nothing in life you can’t have, if you want it bad enough. You just have to be willing to work as hard as it takes to get it. I don’t look at this person in the nice house and driving nice cars as more fortunate than me. I look at it as, “Well, maybe they have worked a little harder than me.” That is what I believe. Don’t ever doubt your capability of achieving the world. Once you have figured that out, you really can kind of mold your future and it is a very powerful thing!

That is awesome, Dj. Thanks so much for your time today! I wish you continued success with all you have going on! I hope we cross paths again very soon!

I am sure we will. Thanks, Jason!

For the latest news and dates for Sixx:A.M, visit the band’s official site at www.sixxammusic.com. Connect with them via social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown Join Forces to Co-Headline Fall’s Biggest Arena Rock Tour

Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown Join Forces to Co-Headline Fall’s Biggest Arena Rock Tour

Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown are partnering to co-headline the biggest Fall Arena Rock Tour 2016 produced by Frank Productions/NS2/ CMoore Live – an epic trek that kicks off on October 18th in Little Rock, AR, and crisscrosses North America through December. See tour dates below. More dates will be announced soon.

The tour is also highlighted by Special Guest SIXX:A.M. featuring vocalist/producer James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Dj Ashba. UK newcomers As Lions, featuring Austin Dickinson, will round out the supporting lineup, following the tour’s previous openers-turned-success stories Nothing More and From Ashes To New.

Tickets are available for purchase via VIP and fan club pre-sales today at 10 am ET at Ticketmaster.com. Local and venue pre-sales begin tomorrow, April 28th, at 10 am local time on Ticketmaster.com. The general public on-sale starts this Friday, April 29th at 10 am local time. For more information and exclusive VIP Packages, go HERE or HERE.

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Says Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory about the tour: “I wanted to give you a brilliant quote about trying to keep rock music alive by assembling bills that can sell out arenas where everyone can have the production rock shows deserve, or bringing out new talented bands and expose them to huge crowds… or about rebuilding a community with the help of rock radio, and donating to good causes while we are at it… but we are so busy doing it that I ran out of quotes”.

Shinedown has always been about sharing the undeniable power of rock music,” says Shinedownfrontman Brent Smith. “And performing live is where we make that connection most directly, where we can truly experience that power together with our fans in its purest form because we are literally sharing the same physical space, living in that moment as one. Five Finger Death Punch shares that passion and commitment, and, like us, leaves it all out on the stage every single night. Come experience the power of rock music with us.”

“We are really excited and proud to be part of this tour with FFPD and Shinedown. Having spent many months in the studio recording Prayers for the Damned, it will give us the opportunity to play our new songs and hits in arenas”, says bassist Nikki Sixx. “They have been such supporters of new music and we are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this powerful night of music!” adds vocalist & producer James Michael. “I can’t tell you how excited we are to be sharing the bill with FFDP and Shinedown, this tour is going to be off the f’n chain, can’t wait to see you all out there!” states guitarist Dj Ashba.

“This will be the most explosive and dynamic rock tour these cities have ever experienced!” added Frank Productions president Charlie Goldstone.

The bands have partnered to donate $1 from each ticket sold on the tour to four hand-picked charitable organizations close to their hearts: Five Finger Death Punch chose the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation, Shinedown selected MusiCares, SIXX:A.M. will support Jada Pinkett Smith’s Anti-Human Trafficking organization Don’t Sell Bodies, and As Lions will donate to Make A Wish America. In addition to the $1 donation per ticket, the bands have teamed up with Crowdrise to give fans the option to enter for the chance to win VIP tickets plus a Meet & Greet by choosing to donate an additional $5 at the time of purchase. Fans who don’t live in one of the cities on the tour, but would still like to support the efforts, can visit Crowdrise to donate $5 and be entered for a chance to win a flyaway to the show of their choice plus a Meet & Greet with all four bands.

Coinciding with the announcement of the Fall tour, Five Finger Death Punch are also celebrating the platinum certification of their 2009 album War Is The Answer, as well as the gold certification of their 2013 album The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Vol. 1.

Shinedown recently launched “Asking For It” – the third single off of the multiplatinum rock band’s current album “THREAT TO SURVIVAL” – with an electrifying performance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.”  “Asking For It” follows the album’s back-to-back #1 singles “Cut The Cord” and “State Of My Head,” and looks to build upon the band’s already record-setting tally of 20 chart-topping singles.

SIXX: A.M. will release their highly anticipated fourth album, Prayers for the Damned this Friday, April 29th. Pre-order the album http://smarturl.it/SixxAMPFTD

Five Finger Death Punch’s highly acclaimed sixth album, Got Your Six, hit new sales heights for the band around the world with its September 2015 debut. In the U.S., it debuted at #1 on Top Album chart, #1 on the Overall Digital Album chart, and #1 on the Hard Music Album chart, as well as at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, and sold 115K in the first week of release. This was the first #1 Album for the Las Vegas hard-rockers. Impressive international chart numbers rolled in from Australia and Canada (#3), Germany and Sweden (#5), and the UK (#6), to name a few. Five Finger Death Punch have grown exponentially in just a few years, racking up 16 consecutive top 10 hits, five #1 hits, four gold and a platinum album. With the release of 2013’s The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 1 (recently certified gold) and Volume 2, the band created continuous new content with which they outsold the majority of bands in their genre, selling 2 million albums over the past three years in North America alone. The band is currently taking Got Your Six around the world touring throughout 2017. Don’t miss the brand new lyric video for “Boots and Blood,” from Got Your Six, premiering tomorrow, April 27th. For more info on the band, visit: www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com.

Known worldwide for their unparalleled streak of hits, Shinedown is without question one of the most successful rock bands of the 21st century. The band’s unmatched ascendancy over multi-format rock radio has seen the band achieve a record setting 20 #1 singles, including back-to-back chart-toppers “Cut The Cord” and “State Of My Head” off of their latest album, “THREAT TO SURVIVAL.”  Released last fall, “THREAT TO SURVIVAL” debuted at #1 on both Billboard’s Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart, and #5 overall on the Billboard 200.  The band just launched the album’s 3rdsingle “Asking For It.”  Shinedown exploded onto the rock scene with 2003’s RIAA-certified Platinum debut album “LEAVE A WHISPER,” has had every album since – “US AND THEM” (2005), “THE SOUND OF MADNESS” (2008),  “AMARYLLIS” (2012) – score either Gold or Platinum success. Hailed by fans as a fiery and always exciting live act, Shinedown have toured hard throughout their career, including countless headline treks and festival appearances. The band has shared their explosive performances with a national audience through high profile television appearances on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and TODAY, CBS’ The Early Show, and TBS’ Conan, among others. In 2009, Shinedown received an American Music Award nomination for “Best Alternative Rock Band.”  Shinedown is: Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and Eric Bass (bass).  For more information, please visit www.shinedown.com.

Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, SIXX:A.M.‘s mission has remained steadfast: to provide the masses with iconic, hard rock that boasts unrivaled musicianship. Comprised of vocalist and producer James Michael, guitarist Dj Ashba, and bassist Nikki Sixx, the band has released three studio albums; The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack (2007), This Is Gonna Hurt (2011), and Modern Vintage (2014), and has sold over 1 million albums globally. On April 29th, SIXX:A.M. will release Volume 1 of their new double album Prayers for the Damned via Eleven Seven Music. The album’s first single “Rise” is currently #7 on the Rock charts and climbing. The band recently announced their #ReasonToRise campaign, in which they urge people to look at their surroundings and take a stand for issues they believe in. Fans can share on social media what makes them raise their fists and act using the hashtag #ReasonToRise. Watch the video for “Rise” here. The band will kick off their global 2016 Prayers for the Damned Tour at Welcome to Rockville on April 30th followed by performances at all other major US and European festivals this spring and summer with a string of US headline shows in May and many more dates soon to be announced. For more information on tour dates and the band, please visit www.sixxammusic.com.

As Lions, comprised of vocalist Austin Dickinson, guitarists Conor O’Keefe and Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting, and drummer Dave Fee formed in late 2014 and have been on the road ever since. Called the “Hot New Band of 2015” by Metal Hammer, the band has been keeping busy by touring building a national following through the United Kingdom. This year, As Lions will release their debut album, produced by multi-platinum award-winning producer David Bendeth, (Paramore, Papa Roach), on Better Noise Records.www.aslionsband.com.

TOUR DATES: 

Five Finger Death Punch / Shinedown 
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As Lions 
10/18 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
10/22 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
10/23 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
10/25 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/28 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
10/29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
10/31 San Jose, CA SAP Center
11/02 Portland, OR Moda Center
11/03 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
11/05 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
11/07 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
11/09 Billings, MT MetraPark Fairgrounds
11/11 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
11/17 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
11/18 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
More dates will be announced soon.

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