SOURCE: Eleven Seven Music

July 01, 2008 23:21 ET

Sixx:A.M.: Superband Embarks on Inaugural Tour With Crüe Fest

Success of Single "Life Is Beautiful" and Demand From Fans Prompts Band to Hit the Road This Summer

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - Sixx:A.M. embarks on the first tour of their career on Crüe Fest beginning on Tuesday, July 1. The summer's most decadent rock festival kicked off in West Palm Beach and also includes Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Trapt. Sixx:A.M. was conceived by Nikki Sixx, James Michael and DJ Ashba as an all-star studio band to create the soundtrack to Sixx's New York Times bestselling book "The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star," which details Sixx's crippling drug addiction and the recovery that followed. Since releasing "The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack" in August of 2007, the first single, "Life Is Beautiful," reached #1 at Mainstream Rock, becoming the biggest hit on rock radio in 2008; the band is halfway to earning a gold record and will next go to radio with the track "Tomorrow."

The New York Post described "The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack" as "A modern-day rock opera based on his time in hell."

"James, DJ and I never had plans to take Sixx:A.M. on the road. But 'Life Is Beautiful' hit the top of the charts at rock radio and the fans kept asking for a tour. At that point, you just say F*ck it. Let's hit the road," says Nikki Sixx.

Sixx:A.M. members lent their studio expertise to the newly released Mötley Crüe album "Saints Of Los Angeles"; vocalist James Michael stepped back into producer mode while DJ Ashba and Nikki Sixx served as co-producers on the album -- the critically acclaimed disc which is the first Mötley Crüe record to feature the original members in over ten years.

Later this summer, fans can emulate their rock idols when MTV releases "Life Is Beautiful" for download on their massively successful video game Rock Band. Also a partner of the Crüe Fest tour, Rock Band will host contests on each stop on the tour, offering fans a chance to prove themselves as champions and to perform on the main stage as an "opening act." Crüe Fest's line up features five headlining bands for the price of one.

Tickets, band profiles and exclusive content from all of the Crüe Fest bands will consistently be uploaded at

For more information on Sixx:A.M. please visit and Photos and press information are available at

Crüe Fest U.S./Canada Tour Dates:

07.01.08    West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
07.03.08    Tampa, FL           Ford Amphitheatre
07.05.08    Charlotte, NC       Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
07.06.08    Virginia Beach, VA  Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach
07.08.08    Wantagh, NY         Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07.09.08    Buffalo, NY         Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07.10.08*   Sarnia, ONT         Bayfest
07.12.08    Philadelphia, PA    Susquehanna Bank Center
07.13.08    Washington, DC      Nissan Pavilion
07.15.08    Detroit, MI         DTE Energy Music Theatre
07.16.08    Chicago, IL         First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07.18.08    Indianapolis, IN    Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
07.19.08    Milwaukee, WI       Marcus Amphitheater
07.20.08    St. Louis, MO       Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
07.22.08    Houston, TX         Toyota Center
07.23.08    San Antonio, TX     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07.24.08    Dallas, TX Center
07.26.08    Albuquerque, NM     Journal Pavilion
07.27.08    Denver, CO          Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
07.29.08    Salt Lake City, UT  USANA Amphitheatre
07.31.08    Phoenix, AZ         Cricket Wireless Pavilion

08.01.08**  Las Vegas, NV       Mandalay Bay Events Center
08.02.08    Los Angeles, CA     Glen Helen Pavillon
08.05.08    Sacramento, CA      Sleep Train Pavilion
08.06.08    Mountain View, CA   Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
08.08.08    Seattle, WA         White River Amphitheatre
08.09.08    Portland, OR        Rose Garden
08.11.08    Vancouver, BC       General Motors Place
08.13.08    Edmonton, AB        Rexall Place
08.14.08    Calgary, AB         Pengrowth Saddledome
08.15.08    Saskatoon, SK       Credit Union Centre
08.17.08    Winnipeg, MB        MTS Centre
08.19.08    Cincinnati, OH      Riverbend Amphitheatre
08.20.08    Cleveland, OH       Blossom Music Center
08.22.08    Boston, MA          Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
08.23.08    Holmdel, NJ         PNC Bank Arts Center
08.24.08*** Uncasville, CT      Mohegan Sun Arena
08.28.08    Toronto, ONT        Molson Amphitheatre
08.29.08    Albany, NY          Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08.30.08    Scranton, PA        Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08.31.08    Pittsburgh, PA      Post-Gazette Pavilion

* Mötley Crüe only
** Mötley Crüe/Buckcherry and Papa Roach only
*** Mötley Crüe and Buckcherry only

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