Aging hard rockers Tesla, Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Jackyl, and Skid Row are teaming for this summer's Rock Never Stops tour. Due to launch May 17 in Maryland Heights, Mo., the trek will bring rock st
Aging hard rockers Tesla, Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Jackyl, and Skid Row are teaming for this summer's Rock Never Stops tour. Due to launch May 17 in Maryland Heights, Mo., the trek will bring rock star poses to 27 mid-market cities. The mostly outdoor tour is due to wrap in early August on the West Coast, with more dates expected.
Headliner Tesla, known for such hits as "Love Song" and a remake of Five Man Electrical Band's "Signs," split in the mid-'90s, but has been on the reunion circuit as of late. The group released a live album, "Replugged Live," on Sanctuary last September, which debuted at No. 21 on Billboard's Top Internet Albums chart. On each tour stop, Tesla, in conjunction with local radio stations, will allow one fan to travel via limo to the concert to watch soundcheck and have dinner with the group.
Neil promises to play a set heavy with Motley Crue songs, but he'll likely sprinkle in some newer tracks in his continued effort to release a third solo album. Following his late-'80s split from Crue, Neil released the 1993 solo set "Exposed" and followed it up two years later with the Dust Brothers-produced "Carved in Stone," both issued via Warner Bros. He rejoined Motley Crue in 1997.
The Rock Never Stops tour is the latest summer venturing of veteran rockers to be announced. As reported yesterday, the Scorpions are bringing Dio and Deep Purple along for a summer U.S. outdoor jaunt, while Poison is still lining up dates for its outing with Cinderella, Winger and Faster Pussycat (see Poisonweb.com for the latest updates).
Here are the Rock Never Stops tour dates:
May 17: Maryland Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
May 18: Bonner Springs, Kan. (Sandstone Amphitheater)
June 7: Oklahoma City (Remington Park)
June 8: Bradford, Tenn. (Skull Bone Park)
June 9: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
June 12: Boston (Fleet Boston Pavilion)
June 14: Hampton Beach, N.H. (Hampton Beach Casino)
June 15: Big Flats, N.Y. (Summer Stage)
June 16: Asbury Park, N.J. (Convention Hall)
June 21: Rockford, Ill. (Rockford Speedway)
June 22: Wausau, Wis. (Mile High Field)
June 23: Somerset, Wis. (Rivers Edge Amphitheatre)
July 3: Dallas (Bronco Bowl)
July 4: Austin, Texas (Thunderhill Racetrack)
July 5: Lubbock, Texas (Canyon Amphitheater)
July 6: Amarillo, Texas (West Texas A&M University)
July 10: Weedsport, N.Y. (Cayuga County Fairgrounds)
July 12: Cleveland (Nautica Stage)
July 13: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
July 17: Columbus, Ohio (PromoWest Pavilion)
July 19: Comstick, Neb. (2nd Wind Ranch)
July 20: Sioux City, Iowa (Chatauqua Park)
Aug. 2: Orem, Utah (McKay Event Center)
Aug. 3: Brighton, Colo. (Adams County Fairgrounds)
Aug. 4: Albuquerque, N.M. (Sandia Casino)
Aug. 9: Visalia, Calif. (Visalia Concert Center)
Aug. 10: Kelseyville, Calif. (Konocti Harbor)