Motley Crue have just announced The Final Tour which, somewhat self-explanatorily, will be their last ever tour. Seriously. There’s no going back on this one.
The extensive 72-date tour is due to kick off on July 2nd in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and will see the iconic rockers make stops in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver, Toronto, Nashville, and Atlantic City, among other places, before wrapping up on November 21st in Vancouver.
To prove that this will be the last chance for any fans to see The Crue live ever again the band have all signed a ‘Cessation of Touring Agreement’ which states that there will be no further live dates past the last gasp of 2015. In short, if they ever play live again after 2015, they will be breaking the law. So what exactly is touring law you might ask? Your guess is as good as mine. I think they are making this up as they go.
In a statement, bassist Nikki Sixx said, “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Mötley Crüe’s legacy. As far as letting on to what we’re doing, that would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour.”
Band Attorney, Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law, explains “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.”
Classic rock legend Alice Cooper is set to accompany the band on the tour. “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” he said in a written statement. “Motley has always gone onstage with one attitude, and that’s to blow the audience away. That’s exactly how we do it. Putting Motley Crue and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really needs.”
Imagine what back stage is going to look like.