The 1980s made glam metal popular, but the songs and the people who made it popular then remain popular now. Here is a list of the top 5 glam metal bands that are still touring.
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This American Rock band has been creating music since 1970. They use everything from rhythm and blues to pop and heavy metal to get their hard rock sound. What makes this glam metal band great is after 14 original albums they’re still making music and bringing their sound around the world. (Their Latin America and Japan tour begins in October 2011.) Their music also appeals to everyone, both young and old. It’s easy to show your appreciation by wearing your favorite band tee or by standing side-by-side with your parents at their next concert.
Currently touring internationally, Bon Jovi has been living the hard rock life since 1983. With more than 12 albums, Bon Jovi has been keeping his sound relatively the same, while searching for songs that appeal to younger audiences. Bon Jovi did this successfully in 2000, with “It’s My Life,” a song that brought him into the new millennium with a new generation of fans.
While this British band began in 1977, Def Leppard has one of the longest-standing lineups and has been touring with the same members since 1992. Their current 2011 Mirror Ball Tour includes both International and Domestic dates and features their mix of arena rock, pop, heavy metal and hard rock to create their harmonic sounds.
With their awesome makeup designs and neither fully rock or heavy metal style, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have been hitting the music scene since 1973. Better known for their stage names, The Starchild and The Demon, bring sounds to life with their band mates, The Spaceman and The Catman.
Currently touring with Motley Crüe and the New York Dolls in the US, Poison has been bringing glam metal to the stage for 25 years. They have released 17 albums as a group and had success as individual band members, both in music and with reality TV shows. What makes this glam metal band great is their dedication to their fans, by continually touring both the US and internationally.
Elise Schwartz is a writer for T-shirts.com and loves the glam metal style.