Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett set dates for Stadium Tour 2020

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 04: (Back of stage L-R) Rick Allen, Joe Elliott, Vivian Campbell, Phil Collen, and Rick Savage of Def Leppard, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe, and (Front of stage L-R) Bret Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall, and Rikki Rockett of Poison attend the Press Conference with Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, and Poison announcing 2020 Stadium Tour on December 04, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Five years after vowing they were absolutely, positively, even legally finished with touring, the guys in Motley Crue will be playing American stadiums next summer.

Capping weeks of rumors and leaks, the band formally announced Wednesday it’ll be hitting the road with co-headliner Def Leppard and fellow rockers Poison and Joan Jett.

The Stadium Tour 2020, as they’re calling it,

was announced at a Hollywood event with the bands, hosted on SiriusXM’s Volume channel by the Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats.

The decision marks a big-time walk-back by Motley Crue, who staged a farewell tour in 2014-2015. At the time — aware of rock’s long history of broken goodbye promises — the quartet swore that band members had signed a binding contract to prohibit them from future performing.

That tour played to more than a million concertgoers, who thought they were getting a final glimpse of the iconic glam-rock group.

“Honestly, I don’t think any of us, when we were on the final tour, thought we would ever get back together,” bassist Nikki Sixx said Wednesday. “We weren’t really getting along at that point. … When we came to the end, we broke the band up and went our separate ways.”

Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue arrive at the premiere of Netflix's "The Dirt" at ArcLight Hollywood on March 18, 2019, in Hollywood. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Mainstream interest in the Crue was reignited earlier this year with “The Dirt,” a film based on the band’s spicy 2001 memoir.

It was during the making of the movie that band members reconnected, Sixx said.

“We realized how much we missed each other, and that got us to go in the recording studio,” he said. “We had a blast in the studio, the movie took off, and our fans are super-stoked, but we’ve also got a new generation of people.”

Word of a pending tour with Def Leppard was leaked in November by Black Crowes manager Mark Didia. Motley Crue fueled the flames with a Nov. 18 video depicting the detonation of its “Cessation of Touring” contract.

Crue drummer Tommy Lee said production design started earlier this week.

“There’s a lot of new technology right that we haven’t gotten a chance to play with,” Lee said.

Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett: Stadium Tour 2020 dates:

July 7: Miami – Hard Rock Stadium

July 9: Orlando, Florida – Camping World Stadium

July 11: Charlotte, North Carolina – Bank Of America Stadium

July 14: Arlington, Texas – Globe Life Field

July 15: Houston – Minute Maid Park

July 19: San Francisco – Oracle Park

July 23: San Diego – Petco Park   

July 25: Phoenix (Glendale) – State Farm Stadium

Aug. 9: Atlanta, Suntrust Park

Aug. 11: Hershey, Pennsylvania –Hersheypark Stadium

Aug. 13: Buffalo, New York –New Era Field

Aug. 15: Philadelphia – Citizens Bank Park

Aug. 16: Pittsburgh – PNC Park

Aug. 18: Milwaukee – Miller Park

Aug. 20: Detroit – Comerica Park

Aug. 22: Washington D.C. – Nationals Park

Aug. 23: Flushing, New York – Citi Field

Aug. 25: Boston – Fenway Park

Aug. 28: Chicago – Wrigley Field

Aug. 30: Denver – Coors Field

Sept. 2: Seattle – T-Mobile Park

Sept. 5: Los Angeles – Sofi Stadium

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