Monday, November 18, 2019

Motley Crue announce reunion

Motley Crue have announced their return just five years after signing an agreement that they would no longer perform together following the end of their official farewell tour in 2015.

In 2014, the group signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement that could not be undone unless all band members agreed to do so, with singer Vince Neil declaring “it’s not gonna be like a KISS farewell to the farewell to the farewell tour. We’re not gonna be like that.”

Now, as rumors swell that the success of the band’s 2019 Netflix biopic, “The Dirt”, has led to an offer they couldn’t refuse, Motley Crue have literally blown up the agreement in a new video as Rolling Stone confirms the group will headline a to-be-announced 2020 US stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison.

Directed by Jeff Tremaine, the 2019 film followed Motley Crue’s rise from the Los Angeles club scene to headline-making international stardom and stars Machine Gun Kelly as drummer Tommy Lee, Daniel Webber as Neil, Douglas Booth as bassist Nikki Sixx and Iwan Rheon as guitarist Mick Mars.

The buzz created by the biopic helped introduce Motley Crue to a new generation of fans since their retirement from touring in 2015, as its companion soundtrack album helped earn the band their first appearance in the US Top 10 in a decade when it debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200.

“Since playing Tommy Lee in The Dirt, so many of my fans have said how they wish they could've seen the real Motley Crue play live,” says Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly). “I never thought I would see the day when this would become a reality. But the fans spoke and Motley Crue listened!”

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