MOTLEY CRUE KICK OFF FAREWELL TOUR IN MICHIGAN; SETLIST REVEALED AND FAN VIDEO POSTED ONLINE

motley crue reuters630 Motley Crue‘s Final Tour launched July 3rd in in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

MLive reports in a concert wrap up that the early part of Motley Crue’s set ran into some issues. During the song Primal Scream, Tommy Lee broke the head on his kick drum, leaving Mick Mars to play a guitar solo while the crew took care of Lee’s kit repair. Mars did entertain the crowd with a riff on the Jimi Hendrix classic, Little Wing. There were two more early show stoppages due to technical issues, leading Vince Neil to state, “Oh man, first night, s–t, we’re breaking down. At least you guys can always say you were here.” As Nikki Sixx stated via Twitter after the show, “Tons of bugs, mistakes and other opening night stuff, but we had a blast.”

But technical issues aside, this is the Crue and the band still delivered the type of show you would want from a group with a rich history, a massive catalog and playing their final dates. The show kicked off with a raucous rendition of Motherf—er of the Year, leading into the always rocking Wild Side. On With the Show proved to be the night’s first surprise, with Nikki Sixx later commenting via Twitter how much he loved having the song in the set. Another early set highlights was the brand new track All Bad Things Must End, which Motley penned specifically so they would have something fresh to promote during the show. Plus, the band pulled out their cover of the Sex Pistols‘ Anarchy in the U.K. much to the delight of the crowd.

And yes, there was plenty to see. Tommy Lee delivered one of his most eye-catching solos to date as his drum-coaster hovered over the audience while he laid down the licks to a mash-up of familiar songs by acts such as Jay-Z and Bob Marley before launching into Shout at the Devil. Speaking of eye-catching, Nikki Sixx likely surprised a few audience members with his incendiary flame-throwing bass.

A homestretch run of Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away), Live Wire, Dr. Feelgood, Girls, Girls, Girls, Kickstart My Heart and the sky high finale Home Sweet Home found the band finally hitting their groove and leaving audience members on a high note. Watch some fan filmed video from Motley Crue’s opening night of The Final Tour below the set list.

Motley Crue’s Setlist:

Motherf—er of the Year
Wild Side
Primal Scream
Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
Looks That Kill
On With the Show
Too Fast for Love
All Bad Things
(Guitar Solo)
Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room
Without You
Saints of Los Angeles
Anarchy in the U.K.
Too Young to Fall in Love
(Drum Solo)
Shout at the Devil
Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
Live Wire
Dr. Feelgood
Girls, Girls, Girls
Kickstart My Heart
Home Sweet Home

source: noisecreep.com

Comments

  1. doug r. says:

    Who the hell is Jay-Z? Another rapper? Come on Tommy, I love ya man, but it’s time to grow up! Do you really think for 1 fucking second Crue fans know or want to know anything about a rapper?? What makes you think anything by “Jay-Z” would be familiar to a Crue/Rock fan? For the last time, I am SO sick & tired of hearing about this rock/rap connection, because there ain’t no fucking connection!!!!
    I’m looking forward to seeing the Crue’s final tour, (maybe) I just hope by then Tommy drops “that part” of his solo.

    • MikeyMan says:

      (C)rappers invading Country music too. No connection there either.

    • doug, I know this may sound crazy, but alot of rock guys listen to other types of music that is outside of their ‘genre.’ So, what happens is, sometimes those influences make it into their performance. It’s not as if Crue did anything close to a rap show. Me, music comes in two types: good and bad. And doug, Kiss did do a disco song, remember?

      • doug r. says:

        Clown, for the last time, not everybody hears IWMFLY as a “disco song”, I know Paul himself calls it a “disco song”, but to me it’s always been a “pop-rock” song. Why doesn’t anybody call “Miss You”, or “Another One Bites The Dust” a “disco song”?? Besides all that, HUGE difference in my book between disco & rap, HUGE difference! At least artists like Kool & The Gang and Earth Wind & Fire played instruments, and you can even “rock” a little to some of their songs. It’s not just Tommy Lee’s Solo, it’s the way he talks & acts over the last 15 years or so, he went from a rockin’ California dude, to YO YO YO Wazzzup? Are you kidding me? Get real Tommy, come back down to earth, ROCK AND ROLL NEVER FORGETS!

    • DOUG R, DOUG THE MAD R DOUG, IS IN THE HOUSE!!!

  2. Looks like the same ol’ tired songs. I’ll be skipping this one.

    • On with the show is the exception along with that new song. But, I agree with you, nothing has changed much since Carnival of Sins tour.

  3. Cameron says:

    All the reviews I have read state that the entire concert sounded like crap. Vince as usual was lazy with his singing and not hitting all of the lyrics.

    • Same story as the last 30 years

    • I was there. The actual mlive review tells a much harsher truth than stated here. The show was a mess. Vince blatently Blah blah-ing his way through most of the set. 20 minutes of downtime, huge mistakes and way too distorted and confusing as to which song was even being played at times.
      I’ve seen the crue a dozen times and this, unfortunately, was pretty lame.

  4. …Nikki gets to sell his “stage-used” basses one last time–$5,000.

  5. Ragged show, Vince in second gear, no top end vocal to save it, Mick lookin’ sick, NS tryin’ to uplift it, Tommy likes club stuff. Hard Rock run in October ’15.

  6. Charlie C says:

    Hey Eddie is it me or does everyone so self righteous and so critical considering that the music I love is few and far between. Cause when crew, iron maiden ,Lemmy and Priest are gone that’s it. Have some bloody respect for our heros u don’t like it get ur a## up there and do better.
    And u probably can’t so shut up sit down and listen.

  7. Charlie C says:

    Just a bunch of winey babies.

  8. Robert Siebert says:

    Seen Motley Crue several times over the years and I’m looking forward to seeing this show. I don’t think one can judge this tour by just watching a couple of videos from a cell phone camera but Tommy Lee’s drumming up side down out into the audience is pretty damn cool. As far as the set list goes it seems to be pretty cool.

  9. Bastard says:

    F this. I saw tommy a few years ago playing to some shitty rap loop. It was horrible. I got the tux for free and it was still a waste of money. Don’t try to rape me, bastard!

  10. What’s a tux?

  11. I’m just hoping their show in October will be much better than the show they did here a few years ago. Godsmack opened the show and that was amazing, then Motley Crüe came on & it was real bad. Joe in The Cuse

  12. Shawn Williams says:

    These guys tour and tour and tour? And then wine about that this is last tour we are doing together! WHAT the F@#@ !! You guys are not that old!! I understand about the great Mick Mars illness. But he say hes fine to tour. I have seen you five times during the shout at the devil tour! Either be creative and put out new good music stuff and then tour for your fans like me or shut the f@#@ up!! Im tired about hearing about neils fat ass problems and tommy not getting along with the other band mates!

  13. Big Daddy says:

    My prediction: Before the end of this tour someone is going to get seriously burned by that flame throwing bass. Hope you insurance premiums are up to date Nikki.

  14. The tour is bloated…way over the top.

  15. It’s the last one…it should be over the top. The show itself was great, as was Mick. He was awesome! It’s a joke that Vince couldn’t get it together for the start of the tour. He was really good in Vegas last October. Stay out of your restaurant and get on a treadmill for your ‘Final Tour’ with your band!

  16. “His” restaurant? He gets like a tiny bit of points for the name rights, he owns nothing.

  17. Gary B. says:

    >The tour is bloated…<
    So is Vince…..

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