Mötley Crüe are ripping up their “cessation of touring agreement” and hitting the road next year for a U.S. stadium tour with fellow hard rock acts Poison and Def Leppard, sources confirm to Rolling Stone. While specific dates and venues have yet to be announced, the three acts will perform at stadiums around the country.

Mötley Crüe played 158 shows on their 2014/15 Final Tour, wrapping up with a hometown show at the Forum in Los Angeles on December 31st, 2015. Prior to the tour, the band claimed to sign a “cessation of touring agreement,” which they said was a binding document that would prohibit them from ever playing again after the tour ended. At the time, the group’s management failed to produce this alleged document despite repeated requests.

“Legally, we can’t play again,” bassist Nikki Sixx claimed to Rolling Stone backstage at a 2014 show in Denver. “The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract. But we know that will never happen. There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you’re talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it…”

…Def Leppard remain one of the most popular touring acts in rock. They stayed largely out of the U.S. this year with the exception of their Las Vegas residency where they broke out extreme rarities like Die Hard the Hunter from 1983’s Pyromania and Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad from 1992’s Adrenalize. In 2018, they played a highly-successful co-headlining tour of U.S. arenas and stadiums with Journey. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year….

…Def Leppard toured with Poison in 2017, which marked the first outing by the Bret Michaels-led band since 2012. In 2011, they toured with Mötley Crüe and the New York Dolls. It was the first time to two biggest bands of the…metal era hit the road together. Unlike nearly every other act from that time, both bands still have all of their original members.

Read more at Rolling Stone.

10 Responses

  1. I’m sure there are some fans that may be upset by Crue breaking their “cessation agreement”, but I’m not one of them. I think that whole agreement thing was just a publicity stunt and really meant nothing since the band members themselves, who wrote and signed it, could change it. I never placed any value in it.

    And if this tour came near me, I’d go. I think they’re all fun live bands and it would be a great time.

  2. Figured they’d be back. Sounds like a great line-up. Saw Poison open up for DLR after Sheehan had left in Knoxville, TN. Saw MC on Girls, Girls, Girls and Dr. Feelgood. Not seen Def Leppard. Might have to go to this show if they hit Portland, OR.

  3. Why don’t they just have big end of the road tour with Kiss Mötley Crüe, Ozzy, and have a booth with Vinnie Vincent selling his album for the 250 a pop?
    Present the money and they will tour. I’m sure the tickets will break anyone’s wallet. Besides, say the Crüe in 1989 when Vince was a lot slimmer.

Leave a Reply