Mötley Crüe to Embark on Final Tour
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:23:29
Mötley Crüe are going out on top. They will embark on a final tour and then retire. This is the last tour...ever. No reunion tours... or so they say!
What will rock fans do without the Crüe? Well, we'll worry about that later. For now, make plans to see them before they retire.
The Final Tour presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation will kick off in North America on July 2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015.
Fans can look forward to shock rock legend Alice Cooper joining the band for an incredible package.
"Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days," said Cooper. "Mötley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that's to blow the audience away. That's exactly how we do it. Putting Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really NEEDS. We're going to go out there and tear it up, and I can't wait to see Mötley on stage. Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper? A match made in... Armageddon?"
As documented in the Cessation of Touring Agreement the band signed at the press conference yesterday (January 28), the band will not tour after this Final Tour.
Band Attorney Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law explained, "Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is mutual among all four original members and a peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement."
Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy two-year touring cycle.
Drummer Lee explained, "Everything must come to an end!! We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 original band members! Our job here is done!!!"
Of the band's tumultuous history, guitarist Mars said, "It has been more drama than ‘General Hospital’ - it keeps 'em watchin' and they keep comin' back."
"I'll miss playing with the guys but I won't quit playing rock and roll!! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Mötley," said Neil.
And that's that.
The first leg of buh-bye dates are below.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 31.
7/2/2014; Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena
7/4/2014; Milwaukee, WI; Summerfest
7/5/2014; Noblesville, IN; Klipsch Music Center
7/6/2014; Cincinnati, OH; Riverbend Music Center
7/8/2014; Columbus, OH; Schottenstein Center
7/9/2014; Maryland Heights, MO; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/11/2014; Des Moines, IA; Wells Fargo Arena
7/12/2014; Wichita, KS; INTRUST Bank Arena
7/13/2014; Tulsa, OK; BOK Center
7/15/2014; Cedar Park, TX; Cedar Park Center
7/16/2014; Dallas, TX; Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/18/2014; Albuquerque, NM; Isleta Amphitheater
7/19/2014; Phoenix, AZ; Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/21/2014; Los Angeles, CA; Hollywood Bowl
7/22/2014; Irvine, CA; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/23/2014; Mountain View, CA; Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/25/2014; Reno, NV; Reno Events Center
7/26/2014; Ridgefield, WA; Sleep County Amphitheatre
7/27/2014; Auburn, WA; White River Amphitheatre
7/29/2014; Wheatland, CA; Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/30/2014; Chula Vista, CA; Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/1/2014; Salt Lake City, UT; USANA Amphitheatre
8/2/2014; Denver, CO; Pepsi Center
8/3/2014; Kansas City, MO; Sprint Center
8/5/2014; Sturgis, SD; Sturgis Buffalo Chip
8/6/2014; Sioux City, IA; Tyson Events Center
8/8/2014; Tinley Park, IL; First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/9/2014; Clarkston, MI; DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/10/2014; Toronto, ON; Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/12/2014; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Blossom Music Center
8/13/2014; Burgettstown, PA; First Niagara Pavilion
8/15/2014; Pelham, AL; Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/16/2014; Alpharetta, GA; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
8/17/2014; Tampa, FL; MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/19/2014; Charlotte, NC; PNC Music Pavilion
8/20/2014; Virginia Beach, VA; Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/22/2014; Bristow, VA; Jiffy Lube Live
8/23/2014; Camden, NJ; Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24/2014; Mansfield, MA; Xfinity Center
8/26/2014; Saratoga Springs, NY; Saratoga Perf. Arts Center
8/27/2014; Allentown, PA; Great Allentown Fair
8/29/2014; Wantagh, NY; Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30/2014; Holmdel, NJ; PNC Bank Arts Center
8/31/2014; Darien Center, NY; Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center
10/10/2014; Oklahoma City, OK; Chesapeake Arena
10/11/2014; The Woodlands, TX; Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
10/12/2014; Bossier City, LA; CenturyLink Center
10/14/2014; Louisville, KY; KFC Yum! Center
10/15/2014; Nashville, TN; Bridgestone Arena
10/17/2014; Hollywood, FL; Seminole Hard Rock Live
10/19/2014; Jacksonville, FL; Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21/2014; Greenville, SC; Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22/2014; Greensboro, NC; Greensboro Coliseum
10/25/2014; Atlantic City, NJ; Borgata Event Center
10/26/2014; Montville, CT; Mohegan Sun Arena
10/29/2014; Syracuse, NY; The OnCenter Complex
11/5/2014; Biloxi, MS; Mississippi Coast Coliseum
11/6/2014; Southaven, MS; Landers Center
11/9/2014; Moline, IL; iWireless Center
11/11/2014; Green Bay, WI; Resch Center
11/12/2014; Madison, WI; Alliant Energy Center
11/13/2014; Omaha, NE; CenturyLink Center
11/15/2014; St. Paul, MN; Xcel Energy Center
11/16/2014; Fargo, ND; FargoDome
11/18/2014; Edmonton, AB; Rexall Place
11/19/2014; Calgary, AB; Scotiabank Saddledome
11/21/2014; Vancouver, BC; Rogers Arena
Who will sever a limb for tickets to Mötley Crüe's final tour?