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OTRC: KISS, Def Leppard announce 2014 tour - see dates

L-R: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer of KISS appear at SIRIUS XM Radio in New York City on Oct. 11, 2012. (Amanda Schwab / startraksphoto.com)

Bust out the face paint and air guitars -- KISS and Def Leppard are going on tour!

In a press conference held at the famed House of Blues in Los Angeles, California, the two groups made the official announcement on March 17 that they will embark on a nationwide tour beginning in June 2014.

This will be the first time the two legendary bands have toured together. During the press conference, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard said that he and KISS' Gene Simmons discussed the idea of touring together two years ago, adding that it seemed like a "natural fit" for the groups to join forces.

KISS, made up of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer, are known for their outrageous black and white makeup. The group rose to fame in the 1970s and 1980s with hit songs such as "Rock and Roll All Nite" and "Detriot Rock City."

Def Leppard also gained notoriety during the 1980s. The band has amassed numerous hits, including "Pour Some Sugar On Me," "Rock of Ages," "Bringin' On The Heartbreak," "Love Bites" and "Hysteria."

Check out the full list of dates for KISS and Def Leppard's joint tour below.

June 23 - USANA Amphitheater, West Valley City, Utah
June 25 - Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo.
June 27 - Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, Wash.
June 29 - White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, Wash.
July 2 - Concord Pavilion, Concord, Calif.
July 3 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, Calif.
July 5 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif.
July 6 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif.
July 8 - The Forum, Los Angeles, Calif.
July 9 - Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Ariz.
July 12 - Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, Texas
July 13 - Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, Texas
July 15 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 16 - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.
July 18 - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Ga.
July 19 - PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.
July 20 - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, N.C.
July 22 - Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla.
July 23 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Fla.
July 25 - Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va.
July 26 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J.
Aug. 1 - Xfinity Center, Mansfield, Mass.
Aug. 2 - Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J.
Aug. 3 - Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, N.J.
Aug. 5 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Aug. 6 - Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, N.Y.
Aug. 8 - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Va.
Aug. 9 - Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Penn.
Aug. 10 - Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, Conn.
Aug. 12 - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, On.
Aug. 13 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien, N.Y.
Aug. 15 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisc.
Aug. 16 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill.
Aug. 17 - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn.
Aug. 20 - Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
Aug. 22 - Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind.
Aug. 23 - DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich.
Aug. 24 - First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, Penn.
Aug. 26 - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Aug. 28 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Mo.
Aug. 29 - BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.
Aug. 31 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, Texas

(Pictured, L-R: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer of KISS appear at SIRIUS XM Radio in New York City on Oct. 11, 2012. Credit: Amanda Schwab / startraksphoto.com)

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