Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard postpone joint stadium tour to 2022: Here are the new dates

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Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe have postponed their joint The Stadium Tour until 2022. 

Per the bands' websites, the two rock powerhouses, joined by Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, will kick off their rebooted tour in Atlanta on June 16, 2022 and finish in San Francisco on Sept. 7, 2022. An announcement for the rescheduled show in Glendale, Arizona will be coming soon.

Existing tickets — initially scheduled for 2020 — will be honored.

The bands shared the news in a joint statement on Mötley Crüe's Instagram Friday.

"To all our loyal fans, we wanted to let you know that we learned today that the tour is getting moved to 2022," they wrote. "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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For Mötley Crüe, the tour includes a show at Comerica Park in Detroit, which will be the band’s first Michigan concert since its 2014-2015 farewell tour, when the glam-metal group vowed it was retiring for good. The tour with Def Leppard took shape in 2019 as the Crüe biopic, “The Dirt,” became a massive Netflix hit.

Members of Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Poison gather on Dec. 4, 2019, in Hollywood to announce their joint stadium tour.
Members of Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Poison gather on Dec. 4, 2019, in Hollywood to announce their joint stadium tour.

The bands announced the stadium tour during a news event late that year, but like other big shows planned for 2020, the run was postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Contributing: Charles Trepany

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard push stadium tour to 2022: See the new dates