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Mötley Crüe brings back Crüe Fest for another go around

on March 16, 2009, 2:30pm

Mötley Crüe, Godsmack, Drowning Pool, Theory of a Deadman, and Charm City Devils all on one stage in one night? Sure sounds like a “White Trash Circus” to me!

But before you get start throwing bombastic insults our way, it should probably be noted that “White Trash Circus” is in fact what the Crüe is calling its second annual Crüe Fest. Beginning in mid-July the legendary rockers will team up with Godsmack, Drowning Pool, Theory of a Deadman, and Charm City Devils for “Crüe Fest 2: The White Trash Circus,” a two-month Live Nation produced summer extravaganza.

Speaking of the bill during a press conference earlier this morning, Mötley Crüe’s Nixxi Sixx had the following to say:

“This is what we imagined when we came up with the idea of Crüe Fest last summer — putting together the most kick-ass bands on one bill for a day of rock. All of the bands on this tour compliment the others — musically, theatrically and passionately.”

Of course, last summer, Mötley Crüe with Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M. and Trapt for the debut Crüe Fest, a festival which drew nearly a half a million fans on a 40-date swing.

This year’s edition will coincide with the 20th anniversary of Mötley Crüe’s first #1 album, Dr. Feelgood. which the band will reportedly celebrate by playing the 1989 classic in its entirety each night of the festival. Ahead of the July 19th launch date, the Crüe, along with the lead vocalists from this year’s Crüe Fest will take to Jimmy Kimmel Live! where they will perform the band’s newest single, “White Trash Circus”.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, March 20th via Live Nation.

“White Trash Circus” 2009 Dates:
07/19 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/21 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/22 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/24 – Minot, ND @ North Dakota State Fair (Motley Crue only)
07/27 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
07/28 – Portland, OR @ The Amphitheater at Clark County
07/30 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/31 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
08/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
08/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
08/04 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
08/05 – Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
08/07 – Spring, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/08 – Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
08/09 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
08/11 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
08/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
08/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
08/15 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
08/19 – Mansfield MA @ Comcast Center
08/21 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
08/22 – Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
08/23 – Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
08/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
08/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
09/01 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
09/03 – Syracuse, NY @ New York State Fair (Motley Crue only)
09/04 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
09/05 – Darien Lake, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center