Motley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx’s band, Sixx:A.M. will be joining his other band Motley Crüe, as well as others, for Crüe Fest which began...

Motley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx’s band, Sixx:A.M. will be joining his other band Motley Crüe, as well as others, for Crüe Fest which began July 1 in West Palm Beach, FL. It marks Sixx:A.M.’s debut tour. The summer’s most decadent rock festival also includes Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Trapt on most dates. The trek winds down August 31 in Pittsburgh, PA after 41 shows.

Sixx:A.M. was conceived by Sixx, James Michael and DJ Ashba as an all-star studio band to create the soundtrack to Sixx’s New York Times best selling book, “The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star,” which details Sixx’s crippling drug addiction and the recovery that followed. Since releasing “The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack” in August of 2007, the first single, “Life Is Beautiful,” reached #1 at Mainstream Rock, becoming the biggest hit on rock radio in 2008. The band is halfway to earning a gold record and will next go to radio with the track “Tomorrow.”

“James, DJ and I never had plans to take Sixx:A.M. on the road,” Sixx said in a statement, “but ‘Life Is Beautiful’ hit the top of the charts at rock radio and the fans kept asking for a tour. At that point, you just say f*ck it. Let’s hit the road.”

Sixx:A.M. members lent their studio expertise to the newly released Mötley Crüe album “Saints of Los Angeles” when vocalist Michael stepped back into producer mode while Ashba and Sixx served as co-producers on the album — the critically acclaimed disc, which is the first Mötley Crüe record to feature the original members in over 10 years.

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Crüe Fest U.S./Canada Tour Dates:
(Dates subject to change)

July 3Tampa, FLFord Amphitheatre
July 5Charlotte, NCVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
July 6Virginia Beach, VAVerizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
July 8Wantagh, NYNikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 9Buffalo, NYDarien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 10Sarnia, ONTBayfest*
July 12Philadelphia, PASusquehanna Bank Center
July 13Washington, DCNissan Pavilion
July 15Detroit, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
July 16Chicago, ILFirst Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 18Indianapolis, INVerizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
July 19Milwaukee, WIMarcus Amphitheater
July 20St. Louis, MOVerizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
July 22Houston, TXToyota Center
July 23San Antonio, TXVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 24Dallas, Center
July 26Albuquerque, NMJournal Pavilion
July 27Denver, COFiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 29Salt Lake City, UTUSANA Amphitheatre
July 31Phoenix, AZCricket Wireless Pavilion
August 1Las Vegas, NVMandalay Bay Events Center**
August 2Los Angeles, CAGlen Helen Pavillon
August 5Sacramento, CASleep Train Pavilion
August 6Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
August 8Seattle, WAWhite River Amphitheatre
August 9Portland, ORRose Garden
August 11Vancouver, BCGeneral Motors Place
August 13Edmonton, ABRexall Place
August 14Calgary, ABPengrowth Saddledome
August 15Saskatoon, SKCredit Union Centre
August 17Winnipeg, MBMTS Centre
August 19Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Amphitheatre
August 20Cleveland, OHBlossom Music Center
August 22Boston, MATweeter Center for the Performing Arts
August 23Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
August 24Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena***
August 28Toronto, ONTMolson Amphitheatre
August 29Albany, NYSaratoga Performing Arts Center
August 30Scranton, PAToyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 31Pittsburgh, PAPost-Gazette Pavilion

* Mötley Crüe only
** Mötley Crüe/Buckcherry and Papa Roach only
*** Mötley Crüe and Buckcherry only

Last Updated on July 2, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen