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 3 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
July 5 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
July 6 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
July 8 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 9 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 10 Sarnia, ONT Bayfest*
July 12 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
July 13 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
July 15 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 16 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 18 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
July 19 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
July 20 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
July 22 Houston, TX Toyota Center
July 23 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 24 Dallas, TX Center
July 26 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
July 27 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 29 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
July 31 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
August 1 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center**
August 2 Los Angeles, CA Glen Helen Pavillon
August 5 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
August 6 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
August 8 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
August 9 Portland, OR Rose Garden
August 11 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
August 13 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
August 14 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
August 15 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
August 17 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
August 19 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Amphitheatre
August 20 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
August 22 Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
August 23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
August 24 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena***
August 28 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre
August 29 Albany, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 30 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 31 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion

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