Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard have announced two U.S. shows for February 2023. The two bands, who recently teamed up for the mega-successful The Stadium Tour, will play at the 7,000-capacity Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on February 10th and February 11th.

Presales for the Atlantic City dates begin today (November 29th),with tickets going on sale to the general public on December 2nd.

The Atlantic City shows will mark Mötley Crüe’s first U.S. live appearances since the announcement that founding guitarist Mick Mars would no longer tour with the legendary rock act. He is being replaced on the road by former Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5.

In October, it was announced that Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard will go global in 2023 with their co-headline The World Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the trek will begin on February 18th at Foro Sol in Mexico City and include stops throughout Latin America before heading to Europe in May 2023.

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  1. Not able to post links, but a recent Blabbermouth article has an interview with John Corabi theorizing there’s more to the story of Mick Mars’ “retirement” from touring with Motley Crue. He seems to be implying that the band forced Mick out, and that they haven’t been happy with his guitar playing since the Generation Swine sessions. Corabi even implies Mick didn’t play on Saints of Los Angeles, that it was DJ Ashba instead. While Motley Crue released the statement that Mick would no longer tour with the band (he’s still remains a member of the band), we haven’t heard anything from Mick himself. It would be ironic if this is true. I would have rather replaced Vince Happy Meal and get a real singer instead (not necessarily Corabi back in the band). But I also wish Corabi would quit talking about Motley Crue. He hasnt been in the band in 25 years! Then again, if he didn’t talk about Crue, he wouldn’t be interviewed at all!

  2. I read somewhere that John 5 was playing Mick Mars’ guitar parts on the Stadium Tour. Don’t know if true, but Mick was looking pretty frail, so makes me lean towards believing it’s true…

  3. I’ve never been a huge fan of either band didn’t really like Vince Neil’s voice at all , I did love leppards 2nd album and I really like their new album as well – but I have zero interest in seeing either of them live

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