Motley Crue Stadium Tour Introduces TUK SMITH & THE RESTLESS HEARTS

If rock is dead, someone forgot to tell Tuk Smith. He flies the flag for the genre in the same way as today’s rock idols have.  So it is only fitting he open for some of them – Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett will ‘introduce’ Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts via their upcoming stadium tour.

After cutting his teeth — among many other things — for nine years as the frontman for the Atlanta rock band Biters, Tuk’s solo debut sees him further expanding the reaches of his musical vision into an album that unifies multiple musical styles. Tuk’s debut album, Lookin’ for Love, Ready for War, showcases the versatility of his songwriting. From instantly infectious anthems to intricately arranged rockers and  Americana-tinged ballads the album favors dedication over debauchery. In many ways it’s a musical homecoming for Smith that shows that though he’s covered with battle scars from perfecting his craft, he’s come out on the other side with an amazing collection of songs.

Produced by the legendary Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Eric Clapton, My Chemical Romance) explains “People that really like honest-to-god Rock and Roll – this is the kind of stuff they’ll love.  If you are a Tom Petty fan or a Bruce Springsteen fan, if you like really great old-fashioned American Rock and Roll then I believe you’ll like Tuk’s music because it’s cut from that same cloth.  It’s original and it is it’s own thing, I think he’s the real deal!”  “What Kinda Love,” is an instantly infectious anthem that unifies Tuk’s love of rock, punk and glam into a unique amalgam of what’s missing from today’s musical landscape. “What Kinda Love” has Joan-Jett-meets-John Mellencamp grandeur and is part of a collection of songs that are a testament to the fact that you don’t need to follow trends in order to create art that fosters a connection with your audience.

 

Tuk produced and wrote the video, of which he explains “I think when people first hear the song they might not get its meaning right away. I wanted to create a narrative in the video that helped complement the lyrics. Having full creative vision as an artist is as rewarding as it is daunting. If something doesn’t pan out right there is no one to blame but yourself, but it’s the best feeling when your vision becomes reality. I had so many close friends and family act, be extras, and work on videos with me. I’m so lucky to have such a pool of talent and characters to pull from.”

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Joan Jett  – introducing Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts tour dates

Sunday, June 21                     SAN ANTONIO, TX      Alamodome

Tuesday, June 23                    KANSAS CITY, MO     Kauffman Stadium

Thursday, June 25                   ST. LOUIS, MO                       Busch Stadium

Saturday, June 27                   MINNEAPOLIS, MN     U.S. Bank Stadium

Monday, June 29                     NASHVILLE, TN          Nissan Stadium

Thursday, July 2                      CINCINNATI, OH          Great American Ballpark*

Friday, July 3                           CLEVELAND, OH         FirstEnergy Stadium

Tuesday, July 7                                   MIAMI, FL                    Hard Rock Stadium

Thursday, July 9                      ORLANDO, FL             Camping World Stadium

Saturday, July 11                     CHARLOTTE, NC        Bank of America Stadium

Tuesday, July 14                     ARLINGTON, TX         Globe Life Field

Wednesday, July 15                 HOUSTON, TX            Minute Maid Park

Sunday, July 19                        SAN FRANCISCO, CA  Oracle Park

Thursday, July 23                    SAN DIEGO, CA          Petco Park

Saturday, July 25                     PHOENIX, AZ              State Farm Stadium

Sunday, August 9                    ATLANTA, GA             SunTrust Park

Tuesday, August 11                 HERSHEY, PA             Hersheypark Stadium

Thursday, August 13                BUFFALO, NY              New Era Field

Saturday, August 15                PHILADELPHIA, PA     Citizens Bank Park

Sunday, August 16                  PITTSBURGH, PA       PNC Park

Tuesday, August 18                 MILWAUKEE, WI         Miller Park

Thursday, August 20                DETROIT, MI               Comerica Park

Saturday, August 22                WASHINGTON DC       Nationals Park

Sunday, August 23                  FLUSHING, NY                        Citi Field

Tuesday, August 25                 BOSTON, MA              Fenway Park

Friday, August 28                     CHICAGO, IL               Wrigley Field

Sunday, August 30                  DENVER, CO               Coors Field

Wednesday, September 2       SEATTLE, WA             T-Mobile Park

Saturday, September 5            LOS ANGELES, CA     SoFi Stadium

*pre-sales begin January 13 and general on-sales begin January 17

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