Sorry, Millennials, These 2 Big Music Tours Are for Your Elders

Unless you like Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Poison, or Doobie Brothers and Michael McDonald
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2019 8:11 AM CST
2 Big Music Reunions Set for 2020
In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil appears in Grand Rapids, Mich.   (Joel Bissell/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

Get ready for a pair of mega-music tours in 2020, though the news may spur sudden outbursts of "OK, boomer" (and perhaps a less catchy "OK, Gen X"). Rolling Stone reports that Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Poison will embark on a nationwide stadium tour next year, though details on dates and venues haven't yet emerged. The "Motley Crue is back!" news was announced Monday on the band's Twitter feed, which showed the "cessation of touring" contract they say they'd signed years ago being blown up. Motley Crue, whose last public show was Dec. 31, 2015, has toured with Poison in the past, as has Def Leppard. Newsweek notes fans can keep abreast of further tour details by texting "MOTLEYCRUEISBACK" to 855-580-CRUE (2783) or by signing up for updates on Motley Crue's website.

Meanwhile, reaching back in time a little more, the AP reports the Doobie Brothers are hooking up with singer/songwriter Michael McDonald for a 50th anniversary tour in 2020. That tour will kick off June 9 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Ultimate Classic Rock has the full 30-date lineup, which was confirmed when McDonald shocked people by showing up at the Doobie Brothers' concert Monday in Nashville, Tenn., for an encore performance of "Takin' It to the Streets." Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Dec. 6, per Rolling Stone. (More concert tour stories.)

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