One of the preeminent metal bands of the 1980s, Mötley Crüe announced on Jan. 28 that the group members will be parting ways after one final worldwide tour. At a press conference yesterday, each of the four remaining members signed a Cessation of Touring Agreement. The legally binding document will prevent any future, unauthorized tours from taking place, meaning the upcoming venture will be the last chance to see the full group on tour together.
Essentially, the agreement—which was signed by Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars—will take effect at the end of 2015, when the band’s farewell tour will come to a close. So far, Mötley Crüe tour dates have only been confirmed for North America, but more than 70 concerts lie ahead in 2014 alone. In the official press release, the band stated that 2015 will largely be reserved for international tour dates, so many of these North American stops could mark the last time the band performs in certain regions around the country.
#RIPMotleyCrue It's been a great 33 years. Love you guys.— Vince Neil (@TheVinceNeil) Jan. 28 , 2014
The Mötley Crüe Final Tour will kick off on July 2, starting with a performance at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. Two days later, on July 4, the group will headline Milwaukee’s Summerfest before continuing on to dozens of cities, including Maryland Heights, Mo. (July 9), Dallas (July 16), Los Angeles (July 21), Denver (Aug. 2), Toronto (Aug. 10), Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 15), Jacksonville, Fla. (Oct. 19), and Saint Paul, Minn. (Nov. 15). Currently, the last stop of the year is scheduled for Nov. 21 at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. Legendary rock icon Alice Cooper will join the band for the majority of the touring schedule, which you can browse online through the Vivid Seats marketplace.
Mötley Crüe originally formed in 1980 and has sold more than 95 million albums worldwide during its 34-year tenure. The group’s best-selling release, “Dr. Feelgood,” will turn 25 years old this September. The album has been certified Platinum six times in the U.S. alone, and it spawned timeless rock anthems like the title track and “Kickstart My Heart.”
Aside from the upcoming tour dates, Mötley Crüe also has plans to release a film based on its 2001 autobiography “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.” The film will be directed by Jeff Tremaine, who has worked on television shows like “Jackass” and “Nitro Circus.” In the summer, Big Machine Records, which is home to country stars like Taylor Swift and Reba, will be releasing a country music tribute album to Mötley Crüe. Florida Georgia Line, Eli Young Band, LeAnn Rimes, and Brantley Gilbert are all expected to contribute tracks to the release.