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


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  • doug r. on

    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 on

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

    • staten island clown on

      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. on

      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!

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    • doug r. on

      Who’s house?

  • Robert on

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

    • Mark on

      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.

  • Cameron on

    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.

    • tyler on

      Same story as the last 30 years

    • Jay on

      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.

  • Matt on

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

  • Lee on

    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.

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