|This July 19th marks 10 years to the day that then 14-year-old drummer Jason Hartless kicked off Mötley Crüe’s “Crüe Fest 2” Tour. |
July 19th 2019 finds Jason kicking off “The Music Made Me Do It Again!” Tour with guitar legend Ted Nugent. Yes, ten years later and Jason Hartless is still making a lot of noise in the world of music!
The full list of tour dates can be found at https://tour.tednugent.com/
|It was a hot summer night on July 19th, 2009, at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, when 14-year-old Jason Hartless stepped out on stage to kick off the opening night of Mötley Crüe’s “Crüe Fest 2” Tour as the hired drummer for one of Motley Crue’s supporting acts. Everything changed when the 14-year-old Jason Hartless received a call explaining that a band scheduled to tour on the Crue Fest 2 Tour needed a drummer to crisscross the United States until Labor Day weekend. Without hesitation Jason jumped at the opportunity. |
This was the summer that Jason was transitioning from junior high to high school, it would also be his first year of marching band camp and drumline. So the choice was go to band camp or tour all summer with Motley Crue. It was not a hard decision.
Fast forward 10 years to the day and Hartless will kick off the opening night of the Ted Nugent ‘The Music Made Me Do It Again!’ Tour, once again drumming for the Motor City Mad Man. This will be Jason’s fourth tour drumming for the rock icon. He started drumming for Nugent in 2016 on the “Sonic Baptizm Tour”.
The 2019 “The Music Made Me Do It Again!” Tour is a must-see!”
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|About Jason Hartless: Jason Hartless has performed with legendary artists such as Ted Nugent, Joe Lynn Turner & Mitch Ryder. |
Jason started drumming at the age of 6 months old. He created a buzz in the music industry and at 8 years old he recorded his first album with rock legends Corky Laing (Mountain), Richie Scarlet (Ace Frehley) and Jim McCarty (Cactus, The Rockets, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels).
He started touring at 12 years old and has toured as the support act for Motley Crue, GodSmack, Ted Nugent, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool, Rev Theory, Mountain and Warrior Soul just to name a few.
From a young age he has been mentored by drummers such as Corky Laing (Mountain), Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie), Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper), Todd Sucherman (Styx), Anton Fig (Renown Session Drummer) and many more.
Jason has established himself as a first call session musician in the recording scene in Detroit and has played on countless albums and singles, as well as jingles that have been featured in commercials for Chevy, Art Van Furniture and many more.
Jason is currently a student at the renowned Berklee College of Music working towards a masters degree in Music Business.