After 33 years, Motley Crue decided that they’re done rocking out with their c**k out.
Motley Crue have officially announced ‘The Final Tour,’ a 72-date farewell trek across the U.S. and Canada that will feature Alice Cooper as their special guest. The band is expected to spend the next two years circling the globe before hanging it up for good.
In keeping with the ‘R.I.P.’ theme, the Crue showed up for the event in a hearse, were greeted at the venue by a New Orleans jazz funeral band playing ‘Dr. Feelgood’ and sat behind tombstones with their names on them at the press conference.
To prove that this isn’t just a temporary measure, with the band or some fraction thereof returning in a few years for a big comeback tour, the group signed a formal “Cessation of Touring Agreement” in front of reporters, which apparently states that all four members agree never to tour again as Motley Crue — unless they all agree to do so.
As a teen, I was in LOVE with Motley Crue. Tommy Lee *swoons* pre the Hepatitis-C marriage with Pamela Anderson. Oh and Nikki Sixx. Man, I could tell you the dreams that I had about those two and me doing the horiz…nevermind. My favorites were probably everyone else’s, “Dr. Feelgood” and “Girls, Girls, Girls”. There was a whole goth/metal era that I went through, no pictures will EVER be shown anywhere, but yeah…metal is my thing, still. BLACK SABBATH! METALLICA!! AC/DC!!!
Here’s a few tour dates if you’re interested in saying farewell to Motley Crue. I actually might go to one of these shows.
8/23 — Camden, NJ; Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24 — Mansfield, MA; Xfinity Center
8/26 — Saratoga Springs, NY; Saratoga Perf. Arts Center
8/27 — Allentown, PA; Great Allentown Fair
8/29 — Wantagh, NY; Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30 — Holmdel, NJ; PNC Bank Arts Center
8/31 — Darien Center, NY; Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center
10/10 — Oklahoma City, OK; Chesapeake Arena
10/11 — The Woodlands, TX; Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
10/12 — Bossier City, LA; CenturyLink Center
10/14 — Louisville, KY; KFC Yum! Center
10/15 — Nashville, TN; Bridgestone Arena
10/17 — Hollywood, FL; Seminole Hard Rock Live
10/19 — Jacksonville, FL; Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21 — Greenville, SC; Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22 — Greensboro, NC; Greensboro Coliseum
10/25 — Atlantic City, NJ; Borgata Event Center
You will too, dammit! Or not, but here’s the video.