Motley Crue reveals lineup for inaugural Crue Fest
Motley Crue will headline its own touring festival this summer, launching Crue Fest, a massive road trip with a bevy of hard-rocking friends.
The trek, which kicks off July 1 in West Palm Beach, FL, and will hit more than 40 cities in July and August, will feature support from Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Crue bassist Nikki Sixx's side-project Sixx:A.M., and alt-rockers Trapt.
"We are SO excited not only to headline our own annual summer festival, but also to be able to share the stage with the next generation of great rock bands," Sixx said in a press statement. "There's not a lot Motley Crue hasn't done, so to say this summer's festival is going to be about rock 'n' roll excess is an understatement.
"A night of hit songs by great bands and a trail of panties coast to coast. ... Crue Fest, hell yeah!"
In a press conference revealing the tour's dates and lineup, the band also announced a release date for the forthcoming "Saints of Los Angeles," the veteran group's first new studio album since 2000's "New Tattoo," and first recorded with its original lineup since 1997's "Generation Swine."
The disc, due in stores June 17, will feature the album's title track and leadoff single, which includes backup vocals from Buckcherry's Josh Todd, Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, Sixx:A.M.'s James Michael and Trapt's Chris Brown.