Motley Crue Announce Breakup, Farewell Tour


Story by Charles Ken

Motley Crue will embark on their final tour this summer

It’s been 33 years since the guys of Motley Crue first set out to delight fans with their party-happy brand of metal and hard rock. Now, frontman Vince Neil, bass guitarist Nikki Sixx, guitarist Mick Mars and drummer Tommy Lee have announced their farewell tour, which will kick off this summer. Veteran rocker Alice Cooper will open for the entire tour.

The band dropped the news during a press conference today (Jan. 28) at Beacher’s Madhouse Theater in Hollywood, Calif. Each band member was present and shared thoughts on the goodbye run.

“We don’t want to one of those bands that maybe have one guy left in it or somebody’s brother or something that,” Neil said during the press conference. “We want to go out with the four founding members of Motley Crue and go out on top.”

“We had every intention of doing and accomplishing everything that we did,” Mars said. “We did it…we love each other like brothers and…it’s time for us to throw the towel in, so to speak.”

Some tickets for the show will run as low as $15, ensuring that as many fans as possible can make it out to the tour.

Say you still don’t believe this is the end for Motley Crue? During the press conference, each of the band’s members signed a legal document that prevents any of the guys from using the name “Motley Crue” on any future tours or releases.

Motley Crue Farewell Tour Dates:

7/2 — Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
7/4 — Milwaukee, Wis., Summerfest
7/5 — Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
7/6 — Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
7/8 — Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
7/9 — Maryland Heights, Mo., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/11 — Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena
7/12 — Wichita, Kan., INTRUST Bank Arena
7/13 — Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
7/15 — Cedar Park, Texas, Cedar Park Center
7/16 — Dallas, Texas, Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/18 — Albuquerque, N.M., Isleta Amphitheater
7/19 — Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/21 — Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
7/22 — Irvine, Calif., Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/23 — Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/25 — Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center
7/26 — Ridgefield, Wash., Sleep County Amphitheater
7/27 — Auburn, Wash., White River Amphitheatre
7/29 — Wheatland, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/30 — Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/1 — Salt Lake City, Utah, USANA Amphitheatre
8/2 — Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
8/3 — Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
8/5 — Sturgis, S.D., Sturgis Buffalo Chip
8/6 — Sioux City, Iowa, Tyson Events Center
8/8 — Tinley Park, Ill., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/9 —  Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/10 — Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/12 — Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center
8/13 — Burgettstown, Pa., First Niagara Pavilion
8/15 — Pelham, Ala., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/16 — Atlanta, Ga., Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/17 — Tampa, Fla., MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/19 — Charlotte, N.C., PNC Music Pavilion
8/20 — VA Beach, Va., Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/22 — Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
8/23 — Camden, N.J., Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24 — Mansfield, Mass., Comcast Center
8/26 — Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/27 — Allentown, Pa., Great Allentown Fair
8/29 — Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30 — Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
8/31 — Darien Center, N.Y., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
10/10 — Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/11 — The Woodlands, Texas, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
10/12 — Bossier City, La., CenturyLink Center
10/14 — Louisville, K.Y., KFC Yum! Center
10/15 — Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
10/17 — Hollywood, Fla., Seminole Hard Rock
10/19 — Jacksonville, Fla., Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21 — Greenville, S.C., Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22 — Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
10/25 — Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Events Center
10/26 — Montville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
10/29 — Syracuse, N.Y., The OnCenter
11/5 — Biloxi, Miss., Mississippi Coast Coliseum
11/6 — Southaven, Miss., Landers Center
11/9 — Moline, Ill., iWireless Center
11/11 — Green Bay, Wis., Resch Center
11/12 — Madison, Wis., Alliant Energy Center
11/13 — Omaha, Neb., CenturyLink Center
11/15 — St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
11/16 — Fargo, N.D., FargoDome
11/18 — Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
11/19 — Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome
11/21 — Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena



Posted by Charles Ken | Metal, Music, Rock, Rock News

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