Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Motley Crue: Tommy Lee confirms stadium tour launch on schedule

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee confirms the band’s summer stadium tour is on schedule for its June 18 launch in Jacksonville, FL, in a new interview with Billboard magazine.

The series will see the reunited rockers joined by Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts for the US trek.

“Everything’s still a go,” Lee tells Billboard. “We’re all in constant communication. [Bassist] Nikki [Sixx] and I have been in several production meetings. You’re talking multiple stadiums, so it’s like two kids in a candy store putting together something people are going to walk [away from] saying, ‘Are you f--king kidding me?!’ That’s our mission right now, and it’s definitely headed in that direction.”

Lee has been hunkered down at home during the COVID-19 outbreak, working on the tour and a new solo record, and says he feels like he and fans will be able to let loose when life begins to return a sense of pre-virus normalcy.

“By the time all this apocalyptic bulls--t is over, I think everyone’s going to be in a really good mood to go out and have the best time ever. I really do,” he adds. “I hope everyone stays inside, and we can get a grip on this and get back to people having their normal lives…

“…right now, we’re just taking everything, kind of as they say in AA, one day at a time. That’s all you’re in control of. Who knows what’s going to happen years from now, so let’s go do this [tour], and then we’ll reassess after we trip these [shows] out.”

The 2020 stadium tour sold more than 1 million tickets when they went on sale a few months ago, with another $5 million in revenue generated from VIP seat packages.

Following the huge success of their 2019 Netflix biopic “The Dirt”, Motley Crue saw a massive surge in new fans around the world, which inspired the band members to reunite for a live comeback following the end of their farewell tour in 2015.

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