tommylee Julia Hatmaker of reports:

The Motley Crue show at the Great Allentown Fair on August 27th was evidently lacking in the “rocking out” department. Tommy Lee, the band’s drummer, tweeted out his disappointment in the crowd, which he called “absent.”

Lee’s tweet read:

T❍mmy L✮✮ ✔ @MrTommyLand

The comments were met with apologies and confusion, with some fans saying from their perspective the crowd was eating up the band’s set.

Others blamed the sound guy and the lack of a drum solo. Sheila Gordon tweeted out her disapproval over Lee’s words:

Sheila Gordon @birdie2973

@MrTommyLand I’ve always defended him in the past but not this time. be greatful that after 30+ years fans pay big money to come see you
4:30 PM – 28 Aug 2014

According to the The Morning Call, the fault wasn’t on the crowd – but on Motley Crue itself.

The review called the show “boring” and singer Vince Neil “lackluster,” although it did ad that there were “enough flames, fireworks and skimpily-dressed women (and, occasionally, good music) in its hour-and-45-minute show to keep the audience of 8,679 from having its eyes glaze over.”

Lehigh Valley Live’s reviewer was kinder, stating that “the music seemed secondary to the visual stimulants” and that the performance was “the kind of hits-filled send-off expected of a band on their farewell tour. Nothing more, nothing less.”

Regardless of how the show went, not all the Motley Crue band members took to twitter to rag on the fans. Bassist Nikki Sixx had this to say:

Nikki Sixx ✔ @NikkiSixx

Sold out.Thank you.
10:56 PM – 27 Aug 2014

In somewhat related news, Lee has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of his solo during the band’s The Final Tour. Dubbed The Cruecifly, watch the video below.


62 Responses

  1. Maybe the Crue shouldn’t be like Britney Spears and lip sync. At least make it look more convincing. I was at that show and in the front row I noticed 2 things one nobodys strings were moving and two Vince’s mouth would stop moving but some how he continued singing. As far as the audience it was extremely hot and a lot of people were wasted. The crue cheated their fans out of their hard earned money. Don’t get me wrong Im still a fan but Tommy needs to sit down and shut up. Tommy says how he was disappointed how about how I was disappointed in the Crue on their lip syncing. They need to stop taking lessons off of Britney Spears and really play and sing.

  2. I saw them in Charlotte. Overall, they put on a great show, but Vince did not remember the words to a lot of the songs. You would think that after playing pretty much the same set night after night, he could get it right. Not to mention they aren’t playing any deep cuts. It’s pretty much the Decade of Decadence album with 2 songs from their last album.

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