Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Motley Crue bassist says fans demanded tour with Poison

The "big hair" tour of 2011 sees Motley Crue and Poison team up for the first time, along with the New York Dolls, on a triple bill across the North America starting June 7 in Dallas.

The Crue’s Nikki Sixx and Bret Michaels of Poison are doing some press these days to promote the tour, and connected with San Antonio’s KABB-TV last Thursday to talk about things.

The biggest question most people seem to have about the tour is “why haven’t these two bands toured together before?”

"We were on separate paths,” said Sixx. “And Motley’s thing had been we didn't wanna tour with any bands from the same era that we were about; we wanted to stay on our own. And me and Bret had talked and they'd been doing the same thing.”

[Nikki turns to Bret] “You've taken out a lot of the alternative and active rock bands as well. And the fans are the ones that really kind of demanded it and made Motley and the guys in Poison start to talk about it. And the [New York] Dolls signed on, and we were, like, 'You know, this time right now, economically, it's so bad for touring and for fans and for bands. What can we do to make the ultimate fan experience?’ All the hits, the show, they know all the music... And both bands put on just a killer show, and we're looking forward to it. So I'm glad we didn't do it [earlier]."

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