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.


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  • Kelly on

    How about some feedback from a fan that was actually at the Allentown show?! The venue isn’t the greatest. The sound guys SHOULD have set up so that fans not directly in front of the stage would be able to hear it too. The video screens were butted up against the sides and bottome of the stage so if you couldn’t see the stage you couldnt see the video monitors either. So, hey maybe the guys couldn’t see all of us either – on our feet, singing, fists/horns in the air and really enjoying the show despite its problems!! Vince was, well, Vince…..skipping lines, mumbling into the mic (BUT since the sound was so bad you could only notice it some of the time) and this time his voice didnt crack and he wasn’t horribly off-key on Home Sweet Home (encore). Nikki at one point came out and repeatedly told the crowd to sit down and proceeded to tell us the story of Crüe (very cool). Mick was the only one who did a solo and he was fantastic!!! Tommy didn’t interact with the crowd, opted to leave his regular set at home for this tour and if I have to go online to see a video of a solo instead of at the show, that’s just lame! But blasting the fans who were there as soon as you get off the stage…….d–k move!!

  • Lee on

    They were at the top in ’89. Vince’s vocals suck now. It is ’14, we all know the sound could be clean and crisp but they have to bury Vince. Anybody remember how crazy bananas Warrant was opening for them in ’89? Cooper is just flat out amazing in ’14, his band is one of the best I’ve seen that nobody could put one name to an individual to. Where does he find these guys? The drummer is a mother! The Vince-less Crue was a joke……they played a 2,000 seater in Denver and it looked like it was the end. Once Vince gets indian casino’d out of his frickin mind and Tommy DJ-ing ’07 electronic dribble and Sixx in clubs bored out of his mind and Mick still thinking about a new band….welcome to ’16 Crue……just like the Scorpions: here we are.

  • Keith H. on

    Have seen the Crue at least 10 times over the years in 3 different cities and multiple venues. This was the worst I ever heard them sound, NOT play. Mick tore it up. Problem was the show sounded like cheap car speakers turned up to 10. Very garbled. NEVER heard them sound that way before. I visually enjoyed the show, audio wise not so much…..

  • Lee on

    Correct Keith……the first gig review said the same thing and the next and the next and the next….. Cooper had ace sound because he delivers…..the garble was on purpose: cover Neal. Yes, Mick is on fire like every tour.

  • Mike B on

    Celebrities get themselves in trouble on Twitter–its like an invitation for the public to read your mind!

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