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Heavy metal heavies Kiss and Def Leppard exploded to the top of national concert ticket sales over the 4th of July weekend with top trending ticket sales for their 42-city North American tour, said Marta Ault at online discount ticket marketplace The two iconic bands are teaming up for the first time and will slash their way into the majority of the North American markets this summer after igniting at the Forum in Inglewood, California tonight, July 8, 2014.

Heavy metal heavies Def Leppard and Kiss play the Forum tonight and explode into Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, Cincinnati, Nashville and Atlanta next.

Like a killer fireworks display, ticket sales for heavy metal mega bands Kiss and Def Leppard exploded over the long Holiday weekend, said Marta Ault at online discount ticket marketplace

After opening their 42-date North American tour at the USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah in late June, the bands have left no fuse unlit. Pyro blasts, smoke, and a giant spider falling from the sky were all part of the festivities as Kiss kicked down the door to their first ever tour with Def Leppard.

“Heavy metal, the musical genre inspired by bands such as Led Zepplin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest in the early 70’s, is still powering the arena lights in 2014,” said Marta Ault at online discount ticket marketplace

“Kiss and Def Leppard are extremely popular with fans dating back decades and the two are sharing the stage for the first time ever,” added Ault.

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Having sold over 100 million tracks worldwide, the troublesome tandem of Kiss and Def Leppard stand 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. The band will commemorate the date with several archival releases, including a 34-LP vinyl box set and a two-CD compilation called Kiss 40.

Formed in New York City in 1973, Kiss is 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 the 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, Number Nine on MTV’s Greatest Metal Bands and Number One on Hit Parader’s Top 100 Live Bands. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 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, released in 1987, topped the U.S. and UK album charts and has gone on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide. The album 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. They are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. The band is ranked 31st in VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and 70th on its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.

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.

After opening near Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday night, the tour hit Ridgefield, Concord, Wheatland, Irvine and Chula Vista before playing the Forum in Inglewood tonight.

Next on the slate: 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.

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