Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Motley Crue announce farewell tour

Motley Crue announced details of their farewell tour at a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Billed as “The Final Tour” and featuring special guest Alice Cooper, dates will kick off in North America on July 2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and reach 72 cities before hitting international territories in 2015.

Motley Crue Fan Club members will get the exclusive first crack at tickets and VIP Packages, via a unique code, beginning on Wednesday, January 29 starting at 10 a.m. local time.

VIP ticket packages will be made available to the general public on Thursday, January 30 at 10 a.m. local time.

The general public ticket on-sale for most shows is Friday, January 31. All tickets and packages will be available at Ticketmaster.com.

After more than three decades together, Motley Crue’s farewell trek was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, at the press event. The document means Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy two-year touring cycle.

"Everything must come to an end!!,” says Lee. “We always had a vision of going out with a big bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 original band members! Our job here is done!!!"

"Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days," explains Cooper, "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?"

Fans can expect a new stage show for the farewell.

"When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that's part of Motley Crue's legacy," explains Sixx. "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."

Two projects will coincide with The Final Tour: a country music tribute to Motley Crue and the release of the band’s film, “The Dirt.”

Due this summer, the country tribute will feature artists interpreting tracks from the Crue’s extensive catalog; among the artists already confirmed is Florida Georgia Line.

Directed by Jeff Tremaine and based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name, "The Dirt" will hit theaters next year.

Motley Crue
“The Final Tour”

With guest Alice Cooper

Jul 02 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
Jul 04 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
Jul 05 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Jul 06 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Jul 08 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
Jul 09 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 11 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
Jul 12 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
Jul 13 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Jul 15 - Cedar Park, TX - Cedar Park Center
Jul 16 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jul 18 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Jul 19 - Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion
Jul 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Jul 22 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amp
Jul 23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul 25 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
Jul 26 - Ridgefield, WA - Sleep County Amphitheater
Jul 27 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater
Jul 29 - Wheatland, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater
Jul 30 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater
Aug 01 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amp
Aug 02 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Aug 03 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Aug 05 - Sturgis, SD - Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Aug 06 - Sioux City, IA - Tyson Events Center
Aug 08 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 09 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 10 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amp
Aug 12 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
Aug 13 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Aug 15 - Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amp
Aug 16 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Encore Park
Aug 17 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp
Aug 19 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 20 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Aug 22 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 23 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug 24 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Aug 26 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing. Arts Center
Aug 27 - Allentown, PA - Great Allentown Fair
Aug 29 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 30 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 31 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing. Arts Center
Oct 10 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Arena
Oct 11 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
Oct 12 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyLink Center
Oct 14 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
Oct 15 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Oct 17 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live
Oct 19 - Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena
Oct 21 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Oct 22 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
Oct 25 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Events Center Phoenix - AK-Chin Pavilion
Oct 26 - Montville, CT - Mohegan Sun
Oct 29 - Syracuse, NY - The OnCenter Complex
Nov 05 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast College
Nov 06 - Southaven, MS - Landers Center
Nov 09 - Moline, IL - iWireless Center
Nov 11 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
Nov 12 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center
Nov 13 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
Nov 15 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
Nov 16 - Fargo, ND - FargoDome
Nov 18 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
Nov 19 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
Nov 21 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena

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