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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts performing during the Stadium Tour at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on August 21, 2022, with Joan Jett, Dougie Needles, Hal B. Selzer, and Michael McDermott. (Photo: Ralph Arvesen)

After two summers of delays it is finally happening! The world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends hit the road together this summer for a coheadlining tour so massive that it could only be held in North America’s biggest stadiums. The Stadium Tour featuring, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Classless Act bring their electrifying stage shows while promising to perform their stadium sized anthems.

Joan Jett grew up during a time when rock ‘n’ roll was off limits to girls and women, but as a teenager, she promptly blew the door to the boys’ club right off its hinges. After forming her band the Blackhearts in 1979, with whom Jett has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.”

With a career that has spanned music, film, television, Broadway, and humanitarianism, Joan Jett remains a potent force and inspiration to generations of fans worldwide. As a producer, she has overseen seminal albums by Bikini Kill, and the Germs’ LA punk masterpiece ‘GI.’ Jett and Kenny Laguna (her longtime producer and music partner) co-founded Blackheart Records from the trunk of Kenny’s Cadillac after rejections from no less than 23 labels.

Forty years later, Blackheart is a thriving entertainment company producing music, film and television, and continues to champion emerging bands. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts continue touring the globe with headlining shows alongside fellow rock legends like The Who, Green Day, Heart, and Foo Fighters. After two COVID-19 postponements, the group will return to the road in summer 2022 for The Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Poison. ‘Bad Reputation,’ a documentary about Jett’s life, premiered to critical acclaim at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and is now available for streaming.

“We are so excited to be back out on the road! We missed doing what we love most and can’t wait to see the fans out there again!” said Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
Joan rocks! Amazing show. Despite it raining most of the evening, Joan and the whole band sounded on point and made for the best set out of the four bands on the Stadium Tour. It is a must to arrive at the concert in good time to catch them. Looking forward to next time!

Unbelievable! This band sounded phenomenal and literally provided one of the best concert experiences you could ask for! Thanks for a trip down memory lane, plus the new music to provide many more memories!

Had a wonderful time. Joan is as good as ever! We loved it and would definitely see her again.

Joan Jett still rocks! It was a beautiful evening for an outdoor concert. Joan and her band sound amazing! I wish it would've been a little longer. But we very much enjoyed it!
Setlist for the show at the Alamodome
  • Victim of Circumstance
  • Cherry Bomb
  • Oh Woe Is Me
  • Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
  • You Drive Me Wild
  • Fake Friends
  • Everyday People
  • Crimson & Clover
  • I Hate Myself for Loving You
  • (I'm Gonna) Run Away
  • I Love Rock 'n' Roll
  • Bad Reputation

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts shared the stage with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Classless Act at the Alamodome. They continue across the United States and Canada with the last stop at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 9, 2022.

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