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Heavy metal hairband icon Motley Crue has joined up with rock deities KISS for an epic tour, and Rock Jam is the beneficiary of such largesse.Never before has KISS or the Crue, let alone both together at the same time, performed at Rock Jam, which is set for Aug. 24-25 in Mack, Colo."KISS and Motley Crue are always at the top of our request lists each year from our Rock Jam fans. To have these legendary acts touring together and then to have them select Rock Jam as a date for their national tour was an incredible honor for us," said Julie Shafer, sponsorship and marketing director for Rock Jam.KISS/Crue will take the stage Friday night, and Rock Jam officials say that KISS is bringing in more semi-trucks loaded with gear than any act ever has. Translation: Get ready for a huge stage show - lights, pyrotechnics, the works. The bands are set to bring their big-arena stylings to our outdoor venue.Saturday's lineup is no slouch either, with 3 Doors Down and Theory of a Deadman representing rock from the 2000s. Best known for hit singles, "Kryptonite," "Here Without You" and "When I'm Gone," 3 Doors Down is the much-anticipated headliner. Earlier on Saturday, get ready to bang your head along with '80s rockers Quiet Riot and Slaughter.Not surprisingly, Rock Jam 2012 tickets are going at a rapid clip. Buy your tickets before Aug. 22 and take advantage of lower prices, as they will be more expensive after that date.Rock Jam is one of the largest music festivals in Colorado, and it attracts thousands of like-minded rock 'n roll fans throughout a four-state region. For tickets and information, visit

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