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DEF LEPPARD/MOTLEY CRUE Win Pollstar Rock Tour Of The Year Award

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Def Leppard and Motley Crue's The Stadium Tour 2022 has been voted as Rock Tour Of The Year at the annual Pollstar awards.

The ceremony took place on 22nd February in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Stadium Tour ran in the USA and Canada for 36 shows from June to September 2022.

The tour sold over 1.3 million tickets and saw both bands play their biggest ever shows in North America.

In fact the biggest run of shows of their career with both never previously having played a major stadium tour.

The Pollstar Awards are voted for by industry members with The Stadium Tour coming top in the Rock Tour Of The Year category.

The voting for the awards was opened in November 2022.

The Stadium Tour was up for two awards - Major Tour Of The Year and Rock Tour Of The Year where they beat Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Rolling Stones to first place.

The Major Tour Of The Year award went to Harry Styles.

Joe and Nikki Sixx sent a video message to the awards ceremony which was recorded backstage in Mexico City.

View the short acceptance speech video below and a transcript.

Previous Pollstar wins include the 2006 YEAH! tour winning Most Creative Tour Package in 2007.

The 2018 Def Leppard/Journey tour was also nominated for Best Rock Tour.

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The 34th Annual Pollstar Awards

Rock Tour of the Year

  • Coldplay, Music of the Spheres World Tour
  • Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe, The Stadium Tour - WINNER
  • Rage Against the Machine, Public Service Announcement Tour
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Global Stadium Tour
  • Rolling Stones, Stones Sixty 2022
  • The Killers, Imploding the Mirage Tour

Major Tour of the Year

  • Bad Bunny, World’s Hottest Tour
  • Coldplay, Music of the Spheres World Tour
  • Def Leppard/Mötley Crüe, The Stadium Tour
  • Elton John, Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
  • Harry Styles, Love on Tour - WINNER
  • Morgan Wallen, The Dangerous Tour

The 34th Annual Pollstar Awards - Acceptance Speech Transcript

Joe Elliott - "Hi I'm Nikki Sixx!."

Nikki Sixx - "And I'm Joe Elliott."

Joe Elliott - "And we are in Mexico City which is why we can't be with you."

Nikki Sixx - "Yes we are. We would love to be with you guys to accept this amazing award."

Joe Elliott - "The Pollstar 2022 tour of the year."

Nikki Sixx - "Can you believe it. You guys couldn't think of anybody else to give it to."

Joe Elliott - "Beautiful."

Nikki Sixx - "But we'll take it."

Joe Elliott - "We are the epitome of one and one makes three. This is a fantastic thing."

Nikki Sixx - "It's been a fantastic tour. Thanks to you guys for supporting us out there. Have a great evening tonight everybody and we wish we could be there. Thank you Pollstar."

Joe Elliott - "Thanks to everybody. Thank you. Cheers."

The 34th Annual Pollstar Awards - News Quotes

"Coming off a Grammy win, Lizzo claimed the R&B Tour of the Year and other artists to claim awards included Billie Eilish (Pop Tour of the Year), Post Malone (Hip-Hop Tour of the Year), Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe (Rock Tour of the Year), Chris Stapleton (Country Tour of the Year) and Dua Lipa (New Headliner of the Year)."

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