Legendary rockers Styx and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are teaming up with Tesla for a summer U.S. tour that kicks off May 30 in Irvine, CA at the Five Point Amphitheatre.
Tickets for various cities of the tour, produced by Live Nation, will go on sale starting Friday, 16 February at 10am local time. Styx and Tesla will be offering VIP packages via their own exclusive pre-sales beginning Wednesday, February 14 at 10am local time at their respective websites. Fans can explore Joan Jett & The Blackhearts VIP packages available at the time of ticket purchase.
Over the course of their 40-year career, Styx have released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles and selling over 30 million albums worldwide. Throughout their illustrious career, they’ve performed more live shows since 1999 than all of the previous years of its career combined. Two Super Bowl appearances, box office chart-topping tours with Def Leppard, Journey, Boston, and Bad Company. After 14 years, Styx’s 16th studio album and its most ambitious, most challenging, and most rewarding album to date, The Mission, was finally released on 17 June 2017 on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. It debuted on various Billboard charts, including: No. 6 on the Top Rock Albums chart and at No. 11 on the Physical Albums chart.
As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Joan Jett has had eight Platinum and Gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics ‘Bad Reputation,’ ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,’ ‘I Hate Myself For Loving You,’ and ‘Crimson and Clover.’ Her independent record label, Blackheart, is one of the longest running indie labels and continues to give voice to new bands. As a producer, she has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus, as well as the Germs’ LA punk masterpiece, GI.
Jett’s music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record, Unvarnished, in 2013 and continue touring the globe with headline shows alongside fellow rock icons like The Who, Green Day and the Foo Fighters. In January, the documentary film based on Jett’s life, Bad Reputation, – produced by Blackheart’s SVP Carianne Brinkman and directed by Kevin Kerslake – premiered to critical acclaim at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, with the New York Post hailing that Bad Reputation does it right, tracing Jett’s trailblazing path as one of the first, and still the hardest-rocking, women.”
Over the course of their thirty-five-year career, the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet Tesla have sold more than 25 million albums domestically and played globally to sold-out crowds far and wide. Tesla’s ninth full-length album titled Shock is due out fall of 2018. The highly anticipated album features Phil Collen of Def Leppard in the producer’s chair.
Styx, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Tesla play the following US shows:
30 May: Irvine, CA, Five Point Amphitheatre
1 June: Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
2 June: Sacramento, CA, Toyota Amphitheatre
4 June: Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
5 June: Denver, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
7 June: Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
9 June: Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
10 June: Dallas, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
12 June: Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
13 June, Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
14 June: Raleigh, NC, Costal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
16 June: Atlanta, GA, Verizon Amphitheatre
17 June: Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
27 June: Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
28 June: Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater
29 June: Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
30 June: Hershey, PA, GIANT Center
3 July: Montreal, QUE, Place Bell at Laval
4 July: Toronto, ONT, Budweiser Stage
6 July: Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7 July: Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8 July: St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
10 July: Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre
11 July: Indianapolis, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
13 July: Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
14 July: Pittsburgh, PA, KeyBank Pavilion
15 July: Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center.
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