MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD announce 'The World Tour' 2023
Both acts confirmed for Graspop Metal Meeting 2023
Hot off the heels of the biggest North American stadium tour of 2022, iconic and celebrated rock legends DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE are going global in 2023 with their co-headline “The World Tour”.
Produced by Live Nation, the trek kicks off on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Foro Sol in Mexico City. Both bands will bring their electrifying stage shows across the globe with stops throughout Latin America before heading to Europe in May 2023 — which includes a stop at the iconic Wembley Stadium on Saturday, July 1, 2023 — then wrapping up in Glasgow, U.K. at Hampden Park on July 6, 2023. Stay tuned for additional 2023 shows to be announced soon.
DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott said: “After finally getting back on the road and having a monumental summer tour in the U.S. and Canada this year, we’re beyond thrilled to be bringing this massive stadium tour to major cities all over the world, and kicking off Europe in Sheffield where it all started for us 45 years ago. We’re looking to forward to seeing you out there, somewhere soon!”
MÖTLEY CRÜE said in a joint statement: “We had an incredible time playing ‘The Stadium Tour’ in North America this summer and we truly can’t wait to take the show around the globe with ‘The World Tour’ in 2023. Crüeheads in Latin America and Europe: Get ready! We’re coming for you next and can’t wait to finally see all of you out there again next year!”
Watch the freshly released tour trailer below.
MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD’s “The Stadium Tour” 2023 tour dates:
February 18 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
February 21 – Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio Banorte
February 25 – Bogota, Colombia – Parque Simon Bolivar
February 28 – Lima, Peru – Estadio Nacional
March 03 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
March 07 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
March 09 – Curitiba, Brazil – Estádio Couto Pereira
March 11 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Arena do Grêmio
May 22 – Sheffield, UK – Bramall Lane
May 25 – Mönchengladbach, Germany – SparkassenPark
May 27 – Munich, Germany – Koenigsplatz
May 29 – Budapest, Hungary – MVM Dome
May 31 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena Kraków
June 02 – Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks *
June 03 – Hannover, Germany – Expo Plaza
June 07 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival *
June 09 – Hyvinkää, Finland – RockFest *
June 11 – Trondheim, Norway – Trondheim Rocks *
June 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell *
June 18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting *
June 20 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo SNAI San Siro
June 23 – Lisbon, Portugal – Passeio Maritimo de Alges
June 24 – Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain – Auditorio Miguel Ríos
June 27 – Thun, Switzerland – Stockhorn Arena
July 01 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
July 02 – Lytham, UK – Lytham Festival *
July 04 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
July 06 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park
* Festival date
According to Billboard, MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD‘s “The Stadium Tour” sold 1.3 million tickets and earned $173.5 million, making it the biggest tour of either band’s career.
The biggest market on the tour, which featured support from POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, was Boston, where the four acts performed two concerts at Fenway Park on August 5-6 and sold 64,000 tickets for total earnings of $9.3 million. Four individual shows broke the $6 million threshold: Charlotte, North Carolina; Denver, Colorado; Glendale, Arizona; and Inglewood, California. Average nightly earnings hit $4.96 million.
“The Stadium Tour” averaged 37,520 tickets each night, drawing more than three times the audience that each band previously reached on their own.
MÖTLEY CRÜE announced “The Stadium Tour” in 2019, just months after the band supposedly noticed a massive surge in interest following the huge success of the CRÜE‘s Netflix biopic “The Dirt”.