While more and more artists are choosing to stay of the road this summer, the artists that are a part of "The Stadium Tour" indicated they're not ready to call it off and stay home this summer. This according to a joint statement issued by Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Friday May 1 and posted on artist websites and social media channels.

The statement provided by the bands says, "we are being as thoughtful and responsible as possible in the decisions we are making regarding the stadium tour and that we are putting the fans’ health, well being and safety first and foremost." Additionally the statement goes on to say they hope to have a decision on how the tour will proceed by June 1.

Motley Crue's Tommy Lee told Billboard in an April 8 interview that the 31 date tour was "still a go." Lee told the magazine that he and Nikki Sixx were working on making their part of the show a spectacle that people would remember and he felt all of us would want to get out and have a good time when the coronavirus pandemic ended.

Some of this is to be expected as "The Stadium Tour" doesn't begin until June 18. There's probably a certain hope that we'll be further enough along in the COVID-19 pandemic in a month for the tour to chart a course forward.

The challenge for Def Leppard and Joan Jett and the Blackharts to extend the tour beyond it's last date on September 5 are other tour commitments. Def Leppard is hitting the road with ZZ Top playing smaller markets on September 21. And Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have a handful of shows scheduled throughout September. Poison and Motley Crue have no dates scheduled after "The Stadium Tour".

For those hoping to see some live music this summer the resolve of those involved in "The Stadium Tour" is some good news. So is the fact that Kenny Chesney hasn't postponed any more dates of his Chilaxification Tour since March 12. Chesney is hoping to get his tour off the ground May 30 in Pittsburgh.

Kenny Chesney's Chilaxification tour is scheduled to play Busch Stadium on June 13 and Arrowhead Stadium on July 11. The "Stadium Tour" featuring Def Leppard, Motley Cure, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is scheduled to play Kauffman Stadium on June 23 and Busch Stadium June 25. Def Leppard fans can see them with ZZ Top in Wichita, Kansas on October 5.




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