It was a long time coming, but the heavily promoted 30-date “Stadium Tour” featuring the reunited Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts has FINALLY been postponed. Lagging behind nearly every artist that has iced its summer dates, the bands issued a statement yesterday (June 1st), explaining the trek has been officially pushed back to 2021.
Opening night had been set for June 18th in Jacksonville, Florida at TIAA Bank Field. Concert-goers seeking a refund can log on to livenation.com/refund
The tour's rescheduled dates will eventually be posted at: livenation.com/eventstatus
In a joint statement to fans, all four acts posted the message:
We wanted to continue to communicate with our fans and update you with valid information as it becomes available. The official decision has been made to move all 2020 North American stadium tour dates into the summer of 2021. The new stadium dates are being rescheduled. Your tickets will be honored for all postponed shows and refund policy information will be made available shortly.
Stay tuned, be safe and we will see you next year. – Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison & Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen revealed that although some bands that span the decades soldier on despite deep inner-band turmoil, Leppard are still a bunch of dudes that love hanging out and making music together: “I think the saving grace is we still like each (laughs) other. We can all hang out in the same room, y'know what I mean? We don't take separate cars, we don't have separate hotels. And I think a lot of the success we had was fantastic. But honestly, I think a band grows from some of the not so good times. Like, losing (founding guitarist) Steve Clark and, y'know, my accident. I think that's been really important for us, and it's really sad to see other bands not quite being a team.”