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KISS and Def Leppard Announce Joint Tour Honoring War Heroes

March 18, 2014 (1:30 am) GMT
The two rock bands will donate one dollar for every ticket sold and hire war veterans as their crew.

and will hit the road together in a 42-city North American tour, the groups announced on Monday, March 17 at Los Angeles' House of Blues. The trek begins June 23 in West Valley City, Utah and wraps up August 31 in Woodlands, Texas.

"It's finally happened, which is fantastic," Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott said in the press conference. He and KISS' bassist played some South American dates two years ago in a rock-and-roll all-stars tour. However, this would be the first time that the two bands will travel together.

"We've run into each other at festivals. It just seemed to be a natural fit," KISS guitarist Paul Stanley said. Elliott added, "It's two great bands that are going to be playing for the same amount of time. It's joint forces. I don't see it as competitive at all."

The bands are honoring their fans in the armed services on this tour. A dollar from each ticket sold will go to the Wounded Warrior Project and other military non-profits. "Politicians fart through their mouth," Simmons said. "Only the military makes freedom possible." Tickets for the jaunt, dubbed 2014 Heroes Tour, will go on sale this Friday.

They are also planning to hire war vets as crew. "We try to find a couple of vets who want to go out and be part of the team," Stanley said. "This is a chance for somebody to travel and be part of the KISS Army."

2014 Heroes Tour Dates:

June

July August

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