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MÖTLEY CRÜE announced final tour

Veröffentlicht am 28. Januar 2014 von Markus W. in Mötley Crüe, Hardrock, News, Tour

After more than 30 years in business US hardrockers Mötley Crüe announced their final tour today. The tour will start in July 2014 in North America and will continue in 2015 with more dates world wide in 2015.

Here are the tour dates for North America:

04.07.2014  Milwaukee, WI   Summerfest   

05.07.2014  Noblesville, IN   Klipsch Music Center   

06.07.2014  Cincinnati, OH   Riverbend Music Center   

08.07.2014  Columbus, OH   Schottenstein Center   

09.07.2014  Maryland Heights, MO   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre   

11.07.2014  Des Moines, IA   Wells Fargo Arena   

12.07.2014  Wichita, KS   INTRUST Bank Arena   

13.07.2014  Tulsa, OK   BOK Center   

15.07.2014  Cedar Park, TX   Cedar Park Center   

16.07.2014  Dallas, TX   Gexa Energy Pavilion   

18.07.2014  Albuquerque, NM   Isleta Amphitheater   

19.07.2014  Phoenix, AZ   Ak-Chin Pavilion   

21.07.2014  Los Angeles, CA   Hollywood Bowl   

22.07.2014  Irvine, CA   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre   

23.07.2014  Mountain View, CA   Shoreline Amphitheatre   

25.07.2014  Reno, NV   Reno Events Center   

26.07.2014  Ridgefield, WA   Sleep County Amphitheatre   

27.07.2014  Auburn, WA   White River Amphitheatre   

29.07.2014  Wheatland, CA   Sleep Train Amphitheatre   

30.07.2014  Chula Vista, CA   Sleep Train Amphitheatre   

01.08.2014  Salt Lake City, UT   USANA Amphitheatre   

02.08.2014  Denver, CO   Pepsi Center   

03.08.2014  Kansas City, MO   Sprint Center   

05.08.2014  Sturgis, SD   Sturgis Buffalo Chip   

06.08.2014  Sioux City, IA   Tyson Events Center   

08.08.2014  Tinley Park, IL   First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre   

09.08.2014  Clarkston, MI   DTE Energy Music Theatre  

10.08.2014  Toronto, ON   Molson Canadian Amphitheatre  

12.08.2014  Cuyahoga Falls, OH   Blossom Music Center   

13.08.2014  Burgettstown, PA   First Niagara Pavilion   

15.08.2014  Pelham, AL   Oak Mountain Amphitheatre   

16.08.2014  Alpharetta, GA   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park   

17.08.2014  Tampa, FL   MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre   

19.08.2014  Charlotte, NC   PNC Music Pavilion   

20.08.2014  Virginia Beach, VA   Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach   

22.08.2014  Bristow, VA   Jiffy Lube Live   

23.08.2014  Camden, NJ   Susquehanna Bank Center   

24.08.2014  Mansfield, MA   Xfinity Center   

26.08.2014  Saratoga Springs, NY   Saratoga Perf. Arts Center   

27.08.2014  Allentown, PA   Great Allentown Fair   

29.08.2014  Wantagh, NY   Nikon at Jones Beach Theater   

30.08.2014  Holmdel, NJ   PNC Bank Arts Center   

31.08.2014  Darien Center, NY   Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center   

10.10.2014  Oklahoma City, OK   Chesapeake Arena   

11.10.2014  The Woodlands, TX   Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion   

12.10.2014  Bossier City, LA   CenturyLink Center   

14.10.2014  Louisville, KY   KFC Yum! Center   

15.10.2014  Nashville, TN   Bridgestone Arena   

17.10.2014  Hollywood, FL   Seminole Hard Rock Live   

19.10.2014  Jacksonville, FL   Veterans Memorial Arena   

21.10.2014  Greenville, SC   Bon Secours Wellness Arena   

22.10.2014  Greensboro, NC   Greensboro Coliseum   

25.10.2014  Atlantic City, NJ   Borgata Event Center   

26.10.2014  Montville, CT   Mohegan Sun Arena   

29.10.2014  Syracuse, NY   The OnCenter Complex   

05.11.2014  Biloxi, MS   Mississippi Coast Coliseum   

06.11.2014  Southaven, MS   Landers Center   

09.11.2014  Moline, IL   iWireless Center   

11.11.2014  Green Bay, WI   Resch Center   

12.11.2014  Madison, WI   Alliant Energy Center   

13.11.2014  Omaha, NE   CenturyLink Center   

15.11.2014  St. Paul, MN   Xcel Energy Center   

16.11.2014  Fargo, ND   FargoDome   

18.11.2014  Edmonton, AB   Rexall Place   

19.11.2014  Calgary, AB   Scotiabank Saddledome   

21.11.2014  Vancouver, BC   Rogers Arena   


And here comes the more detailed news:

Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2014) – After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced today their Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles today. Celebrating the announcement of this Final Tour, the band will perform on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live TONIGHT and will appear on CBS This Morning TOMORROW MORNING.


With over 80 million albums sold, MÖTLEY CRÜE has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 MÖTLEY CRÜE branded items sold in over 30 countries. MÖTLEY CRÜE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different; Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production.  “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx (bass).  “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.”  


The Final Tour presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation will kick off in North America on July 2nd in Grand Rapids, MI and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015.   To Live Nation MÖTLEY CRÜE tours are not only box office successes but artistically their shows have set the bar for production and entertainment value. "There's no arguing that Motley Crue have been and always will be the definitive bad boys of rock and roll," says Rick Franks, Live Nation's Regional President of North America Concerts. "But behind all those notorious stories is a legendary rock band that has revolutionized heavy metal and created some of the biggest hits in music history.  They are a hugely successful global brand and a touring powerhouse.   Everyone at Live Nation has a tremendous amount of respect for these hard working and extremely talented gentlemen.   The music industry will never have another Motley Crue."  


The Dodge brothers were a notorious duo, so it seemed only natural to partner with the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.  "Whenever I talk to people about Motley Crue, the common thread is how cool and relevant the band remains even after 33 years," said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.  "This irreverent 'staying power' resonates deeply with the Dodge brand as we turn the corner on our 100 year anniversary. What better way to celebrate the band's final tour and the 25th anniversary of Kickstart My Heart than to do it together?"


Fans can look forward to Very Special Guest ALICE COOPER joining MÖTLEY CRÜE for an incredible package - Alice invented the genre and MÖTLEY CRÜE put steroids in it! "Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days," said Alice, continuing,"Motley has always gone on stage 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.  We're going to go out there and tear it up, and I can't wait to see Motley on stage.  Motley Crue and Alice Cooper - A match made in... Armageddon?"


As documented in the Cessation Of Touring Agreement the band signed at the press conference today, the band will not tour after this 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.”  Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy 2-year touring cycle.  Tommy Lee (drums) explains “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, Mick Mars (guitar) adds "(It has been) more drama than ‘General Hospital’ - it keeps 'em watchin’ and they keep comin’ back.”  Vocalist, Vince Neil says of the Finality of the tour - “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 Motley.”


The Final Tour will coincide with the film made from MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NY Times Best-Selling book The Dirt. Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa) has signed on to direct the opus that is set to debut in theaters globally in 2015, coinciding with The Final Tour. The Dirt is not only one of the best selling rock books of all time but also one of the greatest rock books of all time because of its brutal honesty, its unique voice, its multiple perspectives on the same events and its first-person inclusion of all members of the same band. Most rock memoirs are salacious mud-slinging accounts of a single person and MÖTLEY CRÜE was adamant to include the perspectives of all four of its members. Tremaine’s intention is to make, not just a great movie about a band, but a great movie about four misfits who, despite themselves and everyone else, band together to overcome the odds and change the history of Rock & Roll. "The Dirt' is a movie I've wanted to make ever since I read the book in 2002,” says Tremaine. “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."  The film will be produced by the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Rick Yorn, Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and 10th Street Entertainment.


BIG MACHINE RECORDS, home to Country Superstars such as Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw has teamed up in a joint venture with MÖTLEY RECORDS and ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC for the summer 2014 release of a Country Music Tribute To MÖTLEY CRÜE.  BIG MACHINE founder and CEO, Scott Borchetta, is among the legion of Country Music fans who love MÖTLEY CRÜE.  The country tribute album will show off the band’s quality songwriting with these fresh takes on their classic hit songs.  Among the artists already confirmed to be featured on the country tribute album is Florida Georgia Line. Borchetta says of the collaboration, "I have been a not-so-secret Crue fan from the beginning.  When manager Chris Nilsson called with the idea for a tribute album on Big Machine Records it was an immediate 'yes' from me!  Our album will highlight just how great the Motley Crue song catalog is.  At the end of the day, that's what will stand the test of time." 


MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club members will get the exclusive first crack at tickets and VIP Packages, via a unique code, beginning on Wednesday, January 29th starting at 10am local time.  VIP ticket packages will be made available to the general public on Thursday, January 30th at 10am local time.  The general public ticket on-sale for most shows is Friday, January 31st.  All tickets and packages can be obtained via  ,, or via"

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