Motley Crue Announces Break-Up And Final Tour
Motley Crue announced that they were breaking up the band on Tuesday, Jan. 28, but not before embarking on a massive final tour.
Motley Crue 'The Final Tour'
Motley Crue members Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee held a funeral-themed press conference Tuesday – complete with individual headstones – where they signed a “Cessation of Touring” agreement stating that they would go on one final tour together and then dissolve the band in 2015.
“Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is a mutual among all for original members and a peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement,” attorney Doug Mark explained.
The band will play its final song together about 33 years after its formation, and the band mates agree they’ve had quite a run. Mars even joked that they had gone through “more drama than General Hospital.”
The band explained their reasoning behind the contract was that they didn’t want to be a band that comes back for reunion tours with only a few original members.
“We always had a vision of going out with a big f—king bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with one or two original band members,” said Lee. “Our job here is done.”
“We love each other like brothers. Let’s go out on top,” Mars added.
The Motely Crue Final Tour will hit 72 venues in the US and Canada, beginning in Michigan on July 2, before embarking on an international leg of the tour in 2014. Tickets for VIP Fan club members are on sale now, and general tickets will be available for purchase Friday, Jan. 31. The band stressed their desire to make the tour as inclusive as possible, and tickets for certain shows will be available for $15-20, ensuring that the tour be open to a majority of their fan base.
Alice Cooper was also present to announce that he will be joining Motley Crue on their Final Tour, calling it “a match made in Armageddon.”
“Putting Motley Crue 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 Motley on stage,” Cooper said.
RIP Motley Crue: Motley Crue Movie + Country Album
For their big farewell, Motley Crue will also be treating fans to a film based on their book The Dirt, directed by Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa) and produced by the band members themselves.
“The Dirt is a movie I’ve wanted to make ever since I read the book in 2002. I relate to the story on so many levels; my whole professional career has been about boys behaving badly, so I have a real connection to the material. It’s awesome to be working with the band at such an exciting time in Motley Crue’s history,” Tremaine said.
Finally, Motley Crue will be collaborating with Country Music stars, including Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, to put together a Country tribute to Motley Crue. The Country album is expected for release in the summer of 2014 while The Dirt is expected sometime in 2015.
Following their press conference, Motley Crue headed to Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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