Rock groups hit Albuquerque

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Crue Fest 2008, the first of what is planned to become an annual festival, will be in Albuquerque on July 26 as part of a tour of the United States and Canada this summer.

Besides Motley Cruce, the tour features Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx: A.M., and Trapt.

“We are so excited not only to headline our own annual summer festival, but also to be able to share the stage with the next generation of great rock bands,” Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue said. “There’s not a lot Motley Crue hasn’t done so to say this summer’s festival is going to be about rock ‘n roll excess is an understatement.”

What: Crue Fest 2008

When: July 26

Where: Albuquerque Pavilion

Tickets: On sale at www.livenation.com