Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Nikki Sixx prepares for Motley Crue farewell tour launch

Motley Crue launch their farewell tour on Wednesday, and on the eve of their final opening night, bassist Nikki Sixx says the band are ready to go.

“It’s been a crazy rollercoaster ride deciding to end Motley Crue's career after over 3 decades and go out on top,” writes Sixx. “The preparation started over a year ago and is just ending with the final assembly of the biggest show we've ever had. I would say this show reflects our love of being extremist…”

“The new song, ‘All Bad Things’, sounds great in the set alongside the classics and deep fan favorites,” he continued. “The vibe of the tour is really positive…It’s a celebration and the band is tighter than we've been in years.”

“It’s also an honor to have Alice Cooper as our support act on this run,” says the bassist. “I can't imagine a better set of songs from the beginning of Alice to the final bow of Crue. Opening night is tomorrow….Here we go…….”

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 a press event announcing the tour in Los Angeles in January. The document means the members of the band will go their separate ways after the lengthy two-year touring cycle, unable to tour under their band name again.

“The Final Tour” opens Wednesday at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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