Wednesday, June 8, 2011

VIDEO: Motley Crue/Poison tour opens, Tommy Lee plays 360 drum roller coaster

The Motley Crue/Poison summer tour launched Tuesday night in Dallas.

Along with openers the New York Dolls, the three bands rocked a sold-out Gexa Energy Pavilion.

The Dallas Observer reports the Dolls received an “apathetic reaction from the crowd” while “delivering a solid set that mixed old-school classics with fabulously catchy tunes off the three critically acclaimed albums they've released since reuniting in 2005.”

The Observer says Poison “stick to what they're good at, which is playing fun party music, and the audience ate it up.”

When the headlining Mötley Crüe took the stage, they arrived with a literal bang - shockingly loud fireworks burst as a curtain pulled away to reveal a monstrous stage set.

The Observer’s Laura Mann, a self-proclaimed Crue-head, enjoyed the show but was critical of the Crue’s performance, saying:

“The past 15 years have found the aging Crüe relying more and more on their stage set to mask the sloppiness of their live playing, and last night was no exception. Singer Vince Neil was a complete mess, forgetting lyrics left and right and getting so out of breath that he even stumbled over the lines he did remember. Nikki Sixx looked like he was going through the motions.

Meanwhile, Tommy Lee, far and away the most talented member of the Crüe, has always had drum rigs that are the stuff of legend, and, on this tour, his kit attaches to a giant circular structure at the back of the stage. When Tommy's strapped into this thing, the whole kit goes up in the air and upside down before descending on the other side.”

Motley Crue
Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX – June 7, 2011

01 - Wild Side
02 - Saints of Los Angeles
03 - Live Wire
04 - Shout at the Devil
05 - Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)
06 - Primal Scream
07 - Home Sweet Home
08 - Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
09 - Drum Solo
10 - Looks That Kill
11 - Dr. Feelgood
12 - Too Young to Fall in Love
13 - Too Fast for Love
14 - Girls, Girls, Girls
15 - Smokin' In The Boys Room (Brownsville Station cover)
16 - Kickstart My Heart

Mötley Crüe Mötley Crüe

Motley Crue – Live Wire
Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX – June 7, 2011

Motley Crue – Tommy Lee drum solo
Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX – June 7, 2011

Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood
Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX – June 7, 2011

Motley Crue – Girls, Girls, Girls
Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX – June 7, 2011

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