also announced the upcoming release of Saints of Los Angeles
, their first new studio album recorded with all of the original band members in over a decade, hitting stores on June 17th.
The band premiered the brand new single, "Saints Of Los Angeles," at yesterday's press conference in LA and performed it again last night on Jimmy Kimmel
The song includes backing vocals by Josh Todd (Buckcherry
), Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach
), James Michael (SIXX:A.M.
) and Chris Brown (Trapt
). In an industry first, the song was also made available as a download for the Rock Band
video game simultaneously with its single release.
Listen to "Saints of Los Angeles"
Lyrically, the new album follows the story of the band's NY Times
best-selling memoir The Dirt
, a no-holds-barred tell-all that features every gritty detail of the band's exploits as one of the world's biggest rock bands.
The Crue, the world's most notorious rock band, alss revealed that this summer they, along with Buckcherry, Papa Roach, SIXX:AM and Trapt, will head out on the road for what will undoubtedly be the hottest ticket of the year for rock fans - "Crue Fest '08."
The tour, produced by Live Nation, kicks off on July 1st and will hit over 40 major North American and Canadian cities by the end of August. Fans that can't wait for this weekend's online sale can get their tickets early by going to TheRockvine.com
On-site activities will include a 2nd "Stage" presented by Rock Band where fans attending the show can play the part of "rock star" while playing the game. A special Crue Fest CD featuring tracks from all of the bands on the tour will be available exclusively at Best Buy beginning June 17th.
Crue Fest U.S./Canada Tour Dates:
July 1 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
July 3 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheater
July 5 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte
July 6 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
July 8 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 9 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 10 - Sarnia, ONT - Bayfest
July 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
July 13 - Washington, DC - Nissan Pavilion
July 15 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music theater
July 16 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
July 18 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
July 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater
July 20 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
July 22 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 23 - San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 24 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
July 26 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
July 27 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
July 29 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheater
July 31 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
August 1 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
August 2 - Los Angeles, CA - Glen Helen Pavilion
August 5 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion
August 6 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater at Mountain View
August 8 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheater
August 9 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
August 11 - Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
August 13 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
August 14 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
August 15 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union center
August 17 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS center
August 19 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Amphitheater
August 20 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
August 22 - Boston, MA - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
August 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
August 24 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
August 28 - Toronto, ONT - Molson Amphitheater
August 29 - Albany, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 30 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 31 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion