denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 28, 2014
Talk about trouble with a capital "T". Heavy metal heavyweights Def Leppard and Kiss opened their tour to a sold out crowd at the USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah last Monday night. And, as usual, they took it to the limit.
In fact, the hard rockers kicked off their 42-city nationwide run with a serious bang, leaving no fuse unlit. Pyro blasts, smoke, and a giant spider falling from the sky were all part of the far out festivities as Kiss kicked down the door to their first ever tour with fellow metal fanatics Def Leppard.
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Having sold over 100 million tracks worldwide, the trouble-making tandem are among the best-selling artists of all time. Kiss, celebrating four decades of hard rocking, released its first albums, Kiss and Hotter Than Hell, in 1974.
Formed in New York City in 1973, the bad boys are known for their black and white face paint and flamboyant stage outfits. There’s also their elaborate stage performances featuring fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits and pyrotechnics.
Counting their 1978 solo albums, Kiss has been awarded 28 gold albums to date, the most of any American rock band. Kiss has also been named in many "Top" lists, including Number 10 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and Number One on Hit Parader’s Top 100 Live Bands. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, 2014.
Co-headliner Def Leppard is also one of the best-selling bands of all time. An English rock band formed in 1977 as part of the British Heavy Metal movement, the group’s commercial success came in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Their 1981 album High 'n' Dry, with its stand-out single "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" became one of the first rock videos on MTV. Their next studio album Pyromania in 1983, with "Photograph" as the lead single, turned Def Leppard into a household name.
The Brit band’s fourth album Hysteria in 1987 topped the U.S. and UK album charts and has gone on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide.
The track also produced seven singles, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Number One "Love Bites." Other hits included "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria", "Armageddon It", "Animal", "Rocket" and "Women." Def Leppard owns two albums with RIAA diamond certification, Pyromania and Hysteria; and are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S.
After opening near Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday night, the tour hit Ridgefield last night and is on to Concord, Wheatland, Irvine, Chula Vista, Inglewood, Phoenix, Austin Dallas, Cincinnati, Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Bristow, Holmdel, Mansfield, Atlantic City, Camden, Saratoga Springs, Wantagh and Virginia Beach.
After more stops in Scranton, Hartford, Toronto, Darien Center, Elkhorn, Tinley Park, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Noblesville, Clarkston, Burgettstown, Cuyahoga Falls, Maryland Heights and Tulsa, the wrap is currently set for the Cynthia Woods Pavilion in Spring, Texas on August 31, 2014.
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has also stated that one dollar from each ticket sold on the tour will go to the Wounded Warrior Project and other military non-profits including the USO, Hire a Hero, Project Resiliency/The Raven Drum Foundation and The Augusta Warrior Project.
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