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motley crue reuters630 Kory Grow of Rolling Stone reports:

Mötley Crüe promise they will never, ever, ever get back together after they break up next year. Today, the band members went so far as to sign a “cessation of touring agreement” at a press conference in Los Angeles. That legal filing will go into effect at the end of 2015.

“All bad things must come to an end,” reads the tag line on the poster for Mötley Crüe’s upcoming tour. The group also confirmed details surrounding “The Final Tour” and announced their kick off on July 2nd in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In celebration of their announcements, the band will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight and CBS This Morning tomorrow.

“We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with one or two original band members,” drummer Tommy Lee said in a statement. “Our job here is done.”

The cessation of touring agreement that the band signed forbids the group from touring after The Final Tour. At the end of the two-year touring cycle, Lee, vocalist Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars and bassist Nikki Sixx will all go their separate ways; there will be no reunions. “Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is a mutual [agreement] among all four original members and peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement,” the band’s attorney, Doug Mark of Mark Music and Media Law, said.

“[There has been] more drama than General Hospital,” Mars said about the band’s history. “It keeps ’em watchin’, and they keep comin’ back.”

“I’ll miss playing with the guys but I won’t quit playing rock and roll,” Neil added. “I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Mötley.”

The band said it would play its greatest hits on the road along with a few surprises. “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,” bassist Nikki Sixx said. “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.”

One secret they’re letting out of the bag early, however, is opening artist Alice Cooper, who had some kind words to say about Crüe. “Motley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away,” Cooper said. “We’re going to go out there and tear it up, and I can’t wait to see Mötley on stage. Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper. A match made in. . . Armageddon?”

The Final Tour will coincide with two special Crüe-related releases. The first is the 2015 Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt, which will be directed by Bad Grandpa‘s Jeff Tremaine. The film is based on the group’s revealing, collaborative biography of the same name and will focus on their exploits. “I relate to the story on so many levels; my whole professional career has been about boys behaving badly, so I have a real connection to the material,” Tremaine said. “It’s awesome to be working with the band at such an exciting time in Mötley Crüe’s history.”

The other Mötley-related release is a country-music tribute to the glam metallers. A Country Music Tribute to Mötley Crüe will come out this summer and will include a not-yet-disclosed cover song by Florida Georgia Line. The label releasing the tribute, Big Machine, has not yet confirmed the other artists on the compilation.

Tickets to the Final Tour will be available to the general public on Friday, January 31st. Pre-sales will begin earlier in the week. Here are the dates that the band has announced so far:

7/2 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
7/4 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
7/5 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
7/6 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
7/8 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
7/9 Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/11 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
7/12 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
7/13 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
7/15 Cedar Park, TX – Cedar Park Center
7/16 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/18 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
7/19 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/21 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
7/22 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/23 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/25 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
7/26 Ridgefield, WA – Sleep County Amphitheatre
7/27 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
7/29 Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/30 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/1 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
8/2 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
8/3 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
8/5 Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
8/6 Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center
8/8 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/9 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/12 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
8/13 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
8/15 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/16 Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
8/17 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/19 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
8/20 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/22 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/23 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
8/26 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/27 Allentown, PA – Great Allentown Fair
8/29 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/31 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
10/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Arena
10/11 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
10/12 Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
10/14 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
10/15 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
10/17 Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Live
10/19 Jacksonville, FL – Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
10/25 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Event Center
10/26/14 Montville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
10/29 Syracuse, NY – The OnCenter Complex
11/5 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
11/6 Southaven, MS – Landers Center
11/9 Moline, IL – iWireless Center
11/11 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
11/12 Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center
11/13 Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
11/15 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
11/16 Fargo, ND – FargoDome
11/18 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
11/19 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
11/21 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena




  1. This band is linked to more of my teenage memories than any other band. Sad to see them go, but I’m sure they’ll go out with a bang. All I can say is thanks for the music boys!

  2. i have a sad feeling and a glad feeling its hard to say goodbye to your all time favorite band in the world i can’t wait to see the final tour its going to be awesome long live the crue

  3. I think Schlitz should sponsor it, The Clash be the opening act, play Shea Stadium in October and the farewell on a primitive version of Pay Per View from Toronto in December.

  4. Their basic source of income is touring as back catalog & new albums are dead like the industry. Don’t believe it, ask Cher or Kiss. Vince will be at a bar or indian casino near you, same set.

  5. This legal filing really would only prevent the band from performing, recording, or otherwise without the original four. If all four wanted to continue in some fashion down the road the legal filing doesn’t mean squat.

  6. Ozzy, KISS, Judas Priest, Scorpions, The Who, Eagles. Not buying this whole “retirement” thing. Eddie seems to believe it’s the real dead. I don’t care what “pact” the band signed. We all know it’s just a bunch of words on paper. They’ll get back together again, that is if they don’t call off this whole “farewell” vibe in mid-tour like Scorpions did previously.

  7. Would their agreement allow them to come together and perform for one-off special things, like say a RRHOF induction in the future (hopefully), or a benefit concert for someone close to them like Zeppelin did?

    1. The agreement isn’t really something that’s legally binding as long as all four agree to whatever the event is. They’re the only ones who can choose to pursue enforcing it. It’s a just a civil contract. Any civil contract can be altered or ignored if all of the parties involved agree.

  8. Who’s going to wheel Mars up to the stage and put the extra padding under his guitar strap so the weight of the guitar doesn’t break his shoulder? Or perhaps it will be just like the movie, Weekend at Bernies.

    1. My husband has the same condition as does Mick Mars and I can tell you its no joke. My husband’s showed up at around ago 40. Only people who have never had to deal with bad physical conditions make stupid ass comments like that.

      1. I think Mick’s health has a lot to do with why they’ll stop touring. He’s never left the band, always been there with his guitar. The contract basically means they agree not to tour as Motley after he retires.

  9. “We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with one or two original band members”

    Get ready boys! Wait for the next episode of That Metal Show when Eddie Trunk turns this quote into another useless attack on Gene Simmons, KISS and how unfair life is for his two “compadres” Ace and Peter.

    The shit will hit the fan indeed!

      1. I agree Eddie but listening to Motley’s announcement when they signed that agreement i believe alot of the things they said were a direct dig at kiss. I think they will uphold this agreement and there’s plenty of reasons why. Nikki really wants SixxAM to have a chance. He has stated in the past that the only thing holding that band down is commitments to Motley. We all know Vince loves playing clubs. Tommy will probably start up Methods of Mayham again. Mick will prob just retire being 63 and with ankylosing spondylitis, since he was 17 and still to be able to even stand is amazing . It’ll be a well deserved retirement.

    1. Now Kiss fans can turn on Motley Crue because what THEY say about going away and still find a way to blame me, genius! And from a band Kiss had to CO HEADLINE with last tour! Couldn’t make it up huh?

          1. Oh you mean the cancer that was caused, more than likely, by the clean living that he exhibited throughout his life? ohhhhh my apologies….I surely am clueless then.

          2. Wow, you truly are lost! I’m sure all the people who have had and have cancer that led clean lives appreciate your brilliant theory. Truly sick and you can take your agenda elsewhere from here going forward. Not sure what your agenda to attack is based on but it is pathetic.

          3. Eddie – everything KISS and MC do is all your fault. When are going to realize that? Why did you even put those two bands together? Didn’t you see the problems that were going to surface over the next 40 years? Why couldn’t you have invented Led Zepplin or something like that? The next band you put together that sells millions (and MILLIONS!) of albums better have their shit together a lot better than these two sorry ass bands!

          4. I swear it so tiring listening to people spew like the jerk above. You can always tell the idiots who have never had to deal with anything heavy or who just don’t care. Ask Christopher Reaves wife why she got lung cancer never having smoked; oh, that’s right, you can’t…..

        1. Eddie….I know some people in Georgia who can “have a talk” with “?” if you like. Damn shame what meth can do to some people………………..clouds their thought process it does……

  10. They’ll do short Vegas residency gigs and one-off’s. They’d fill up 50% of the seats of these places if it wasn’t a farewell tour….some might be 50% full on this thing anyway. Big club stuff for three of them with Mick out of it. At least they get along which is the coolest thing and they give 100% effort.

  11. I’ll be sure to catch their gig in Cleveland. They should let the fans vote on a setlist! Post about 40 songs and let the fans pick their top 20. They could do this for every city.

    1. An excellent idea, Dale………an idea so excellent they would never do it. That is the kind of thing fans can only dream of but in reality, I could write you up the set list right now, and you probably can, too, and that will be the setlist for the entire tour….every city……everytime. I don’t understand how bands can function this way. Change it up. Deep track it some shows. I am now thinking of the speech given to Mark Wahlberg in Rock Star where it is explained to him why is input on songs is not needed.

  12. At the NAMM show in Anaheim I asked a number of well known industry know-it-alls….it is going to be Thayer & Singer in make-up in the 4 song set….Ace & Peter not onstage. Kiss used the Crue to fill up venues, they came cheap, especially Vince, he’d be the hot dog vendor too. How bout a Quiet Riot/Warrant/Skid Row farewell tour?

  13. Eddie-with respect…so tired of you bringing up Kiss “having” to co-headline. Almost EVERYONE tours in packages now except for a few and no one except Paul MccCartney sells out. Nearly everyone on TMS plays to half empty shows. I live for concerts and go to them all. Even the Masters of Metal tour in Chicago wasnt full. I could go on and on. Do I need to bring up your good friends like Styx and the Midwest express?

    1. Almost everyone? Not quite. AC/DC can still headline arenas on their own, and so can Metallica, Van Halen, Aerosmith – all have done so in recent years, and clearly Motley can too. On the Kiss/Crue tour, it was pretty obvious which band was using which to improve ticket sales. Sorry, I loved Kiss when they presented themselves as a real band with individuals (all line-ups, 1973-2000), but now they’re just a tribute act with impersonators. It’s like seeing AC/DC with someone else in the schoolboy outfit besides Angus. Sorry, that’s how I feel.
      And now, let the hollow childish sniping begin…

      1. Motley is not a quite a full on arena headline still in most markets in the US. The other bands you mentioned are. Big difference between going out in the outdoor amphitheaters and headlining arenas. And Motley is taking a legendary artist out as an opening act in Alice Cooper. The Kiss/Motley tour was a total 50/50 co-headline deal. No bands ever co-headline unless they need each other to sell. Motley/Alice is not a co-headline but Alice will get a good set and billing and was at the press conference. Heard from many Alice fans upset he was opening. Similar to when Cheap Trick opened for Poison. But billing only comes down to one thing; who sells more tickets, not history and longevity.

        1. Fair enough, Eddie – maybe Motley and Kiss did need each other equally. It just seemed to me that Motley has had more success as a headliner than Kiss has in recent years (at least here in the U.S.). As for Alice opening, as much as I love Motley, I’m a much bigger Alice fan – but I’m realistic about his billing for the reasons you said. Frankly, I’m always just happy to see him exposed to new audiences, regardless of where or when he plays.

        2. Sure it was a Co Headline deal(not really), one band made their normal guarantee(KISS) and the other did what LN told them to do. LN has owned MC for years and are the main reason for this so called retirement.Dwindling ticket sales now propped up by the Farewell card.If they want to tour in a few years, they will. If not all members want to tour, the ones that don’t will get paid to sign off on the deal.

          As for the guy bringing up AC DC, sure a few like ACDC and Metallica sell out on their own, But PLEASE, Aerosmith has had to take out any and everyone for the last 4 tours because of dwindling attendance. It happens when a band tours every single year, no slag. VH’s numbers are down since the Reunion tour with 30 dates canceled last time. The Crue’s numbers have been going down each year(could be because of the desire to tour every year.) Leppard’s number’s are down, they’ll either take this summer off or be Special Guests on the KISS tour. Rush ? It’s their 40th, yet they are off. They would have you think they are just taking time off,could be. It’s just funny that they played last year to less than 3/4 houses and now they take a year off. Yeah right, LN had no gig for them this year. It happens in the concert business. Acts that tour every 3-5 years(longer for AC DC) have no problem selling when they are on tour. Acts that tour every year need to package it up to continue.

          1. It also has to do with $150 dollar tickets to shows nowadays. I used to go see almost every band I liked when they came around, but I can’t afford it anymore. Not just me, but my friends balk at a lot of shows now when you consider the cost of the ticket, parking, some food and a couple of beers, everybody’s in for a couple hundred bucks. When that happens, I’ve got to pick only the one or two that I really want to see – and that’s if I can find someone else willing to do the same.

  14. Another tour, and no new music. Nothing new in 6 years!
    Surprised we didn’t get another greatest hits album with a 1 new song.
    If I wanted to see the same songs, I can pop in the Carnival of Sins Tour from a couple of years back.
    Touring is where the earning potential is, we all know that; but they need a reason to tour and that was to introduce us to the new music and the favorites we all love.
    Looks like they are in for the almighty dollar….again.

    Nikki is clearly not engaged with what Crue fans really want to hear…NEW MUSIC.
    Nikki has no faith in the rest of the band to ‘Create’ anything worth recording.

    Oh wait we are getting the NEW country tribute album. ?????

    1. Actually, from what I’ve heard, Nikki was the only one who really DID want to do a new album. Tommy is the main one who didn’t want to do anything new. He’s said more than once in the press that he thinks making new albums is a waste of time because they don’t sell anymore. I honestly think Nikki is the only one who really cares about the integrity of the band’s legacy.

  15. Rather they go out with a bang than a wimper.i believe they are done.who wants to see them do girls girls girls in dipers and wheel chairs.and watch mick play with only two fingers that still offence mick.i love you man..peace

  16. Why does everybody pick on mick mars? So what if he has a slight disability with his back? He could be perfectly capable and healthy for all we know. The people criticizing him here could likely be overweight, cigarette smoking diabetics on the verge of heart failure.

      1. My husband’s spine is in bad condition as well. Every doctor who has seen him says his neck is the worst they have ever seen. Mick is a true hero not letting this stop him. He is great as a player and I admire him all the more for fighting to live his life.

    1. Could not agree more! When we are making fun of someone’s disability, that is pretty low. Stuff like this is becoming more and more typical in today’s society. Love Motley Crue or hate them, they have attained an amount of success you and I will never attain. You have to love people’s jealously.

    2. Agreed Scott.

      While I am all for free speech, I get really disappointed by some of the comments that get posted at the site. Heavy Metal fans have always gotten a very bad, and most of the time, unnecessary wrap. But, some of the “opinions” expressed here, certainly keep that stereotype alive and well.

      Having good health is the most important gift that one can be afforded in life. Only sadly, when it is taken away, does one have the clarity to realize just how much this statement rings true.

      Dana from 🙂

  17. The Crüe should just shutup and play…they were in Vegas because nobody gives a shit and they NEED Alice Cooper…he doesn’t need them and will BLOW THE CRÜE OFF THE STAGE…Shots at KISS?? Really…just like Aerosmith, the CRÜE goes on tour with KISS and then they talk shit about only 2 members and a “cartoon band” per Steven Tyler, etc…Bottom line is all these old hags, including KISS, need each other to attract enough fans to a concert and at least Aerosmith is known as one of the greatest rock bands ever, albeit a bunch of class A assholes, but the CRÜE??? They should be sucking KISS’s ass because no KISS= NO CRÜE, PERIOD….and finally the best of all is how arrogant of the CRUE to comment about state fairs and festivals that some of their fellow bands are doing…I have seen Bloated, douchebag Vince at a horse track, small local crap rock feat in Miami and at several crappy casinos, so is he…Gimme a break…

  18. I have been doing concert security for 13 years now in the Houston, TX area, and in my opinion as a 43 year old Hard Rock fan that discovered KISS in 1976 at the Prime of their career and then getting into all those Hard Rock acts that came out in the 80’s like Motley Crue, etc. What killed a lot of the magic(for better or worse) was the whole 90’s grunge scene(sure there were bands like Pantera and Metallica still trying to wave the Hard Rock Flag), but FM radio just stopped promoting Hard Rock, at least here in the Houston, TX region and got on the Grunge bandwagon.So since then, ROCK RADIO is Dead and so goes with it the promotion of Hard Rock/Metal concerts in the area. Grant it, with todays technology, you would figure Concert promotion in the area would be good, but there’s that “Old School” fan that would rather get concert updates news via the local FM rock station. So in some instance, A lot of these Classic Hard Rock bands just arent getting the radio airplay or promotion, at least here in Houston where a lot of big acts still come and play to half empty venues(blame it on lack of promotion?), and then you have smaller markets like Corpus Christi, McAllen, and San Antonio, TX that still have FM Rock stations that promote all the Classic Hard Rock/ Metal and Current Hard Rock/ Metal bands and promote them heavily, but yet those same bands bypass those smaller cities and the fans that support them, kinda doesn’t make sense. In conclusion getting back to working concert security, the fans are there supporting it and like they tell me, they just dont get to hear it on the airwaves anymore especially in the 4th largest city in the country, so I think a lot of it has to do with what part of the country your in. The local Woodlands Pavilion is in the Top 5 busiest venues IN THE WORLD that hosts about 1/3 of the hard rock acts that come through Houston and most of them(Classic 70’s and 80’s acts like KISS, Motley, Aerosmith, Journey) without no local radio airplay, end up being a capacity crowd of 20,000. Keep up the good work Eddie in KEEPING THE ROCK ALIVE! We could use somebody like you here in Houston, TX!

  19. From what I saw on Jimmy Kimmel it’s time to end it. I will miss them. So many of the classic bands from the 70s and 80s are on their last limbs and there really aren’t many decent new bands to keep the scene going IMO.

  20. No loss, Vince will be in clubs in Vegas, indian casinos, 7 on a bill Illinois-Oklahoma things etc, same set. Crue will do Hard Rock Vegas weeks and one-off’s. It is called income. The days of the big Elektra 6 month million dollar checks was many years ago.

  21. With the lack of actual singing Vince does these days, I say yeah good riddance.
    Crue still kicks ass, but Vince has really lost it. Not hatin’ either, jmho.

  22. I wasn’t making fun of mick i have spinal problems myself.i understand what he is going threw.i love thr crue since 84.i apologize for coming off negative.peace

  23. Mick can barely turn his body without walking in place, people swear it is because Mick is shot up every show to make it through the night and he’s had enough of the tour grind and the spinal shots. He’d do the one-off’s.

  24. All I can say Eddie is you’re the man, and your tv/radio shows! I’m tired of hearing about people bringing kiss into the comments with these so called fans of yours! Some people just need to get a damn life seriously! I love The original kiss and that’s all I’m going to say! I’m happy for the crue going out on top and it’s sad to think what Mick does afterwards! Mick is a warrior and is sooo damn underrated! He was the backbone of the sound and sixx is the lyric genius! I’m glad I’m a fan of them and they’re such big influences on me! Ill be a crue head for life, and keep up the good work Eddie!

  25. If they don’t put out at least one more new album, I’m going to be so disappointed. I’m already disappointed they’re doing the same ‘ol thing they always do-the greatest hits. I, like many others, am a REAL fan. I celebrate their entire catolog. I want to hear stuff from at least every album. If they replaced Dr. Feelgood with First Band On The Moon or something like that, I’d love it. The great thing about their comeback tour was that’s what they did. Do we really need to hear Girls again? I would think the band would be bored stiff playing those same songs over and over.

  26. I really enjoyed their Red, White and Crue Tour. Vince Neil was spot on and amazing during that tour. I will admit thou, he has lost a step in his most recent tours but I guess that is kind of expected as you get older but I will still be seeing them this year. Hoping for a great show!


  27. Yes its finally going to end.Mick Mars is on his last leg and can end it on a good note.Vince Neil is getting fatter and looking worn out.Tommy “hepatitis C” Lee.What can you say.If he had continued the drugs and heavy drinking. He wouldn’t have any energy to continue with his HEP C.All the girls hes stuck his big wang in.Great no problem just don’t get his blood in any cuts you might have if hes bleeding.And don’t share tattoo needles like Pamela Anderson did and got Hep C from Mr. LEE. Nikki SiXX.Smart dude.Got off the booze and drugs.Doesn’t even smoke anymore.He had one foot in the grave with his cocaine,Jack,Heroin binges.He needs to go chill somewhere and stop the debauchery tour and sex fest with Tommy Lee.It was fun.But its over and it will end good.Now they need to go home sweet home and never come back as Motley Crue ever again.THey signed the papers.See ya it was fun.How long before Vince drinks like a fish and gambles like a old rocker.If you go to the Mirage in Vegas you will see LEMMY playing the slots and looking pissed cause he had to give up the smokes,booze,and any speed that went his way.OLd Rockers.THey should all retire in Vegas and own a strip club or bar or both and gamble their money away in the Casino’s.I will literally throw the crap up if these 4 cheese smelly old dicks ever try to break contract and come back.Mick looks like death so I don’t think it will ever happen again.Get him back on the pain killers and bed ridden and I give him 18 months after they split Max. Alright later was fun…………………….

  28. Saw the Crue and Alice Cooper last night in the Fargodome. Looked and sounded like I’d expect they would. The great thing about bands like this is you remember when you first heard every song or when their albums came out. How many other things in your life can you attach to great memories like music. I was 10 years old when I spent my lawn mowing money on the “Shout at the Devil” cassette! It was an honor and a privelage to get to see both bands.

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