motleycrue640 Mike Ayers of The Wall Street Journal reports:

Motley Crue, best known for ’80s hits like Girls, Girls, Girls and Dr. Feelgood, will play their final show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 31st, 2015. The show will cap their last and final tour, which started in 2014 with a much publicized signing of a binding legal document that promised they’d never reunite after 2015. Alice Cooper will support most of the 2015 final tour dates.

“We’ve been talking about where we’re at for a few years,” Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx tells Speakeasy. “[We asked] when is the time to take our heavy-weight belt off? When’s the time to not stay too long as a rock band?”

Sixx says the band hit a few speed-bumps during the 2014 tour and have course-corrected for their remaining shows. Throughout last summer, they found themselves switching between arenas and outdoor amphitheaters, the latter of which couldn’t sustain their elaborate pyrotechnic set-up and drummer Tommy Lee‘s “Drum Roller-coaster.” The plan for this year is to be only in arenas, which can give fans the proper show.

Though these might be the last times fans can see the band live, Sixx says that there could be some releases in the future. “We’d probably look at that five or six years down the line. Time’s an interesting thing. We’re going to be recording [these concerts]. There’s a possibility for a live DVD of the show. We’re talking about a documentary. There’s a lot of Motley Crue coming.”

Along with announcing their final tour, the band released a new single today called All Bad Things (listen below). They played it a handful of times during 2014 and it’s going to be included on an upcoming release that promises to be the “ultimate collector’s album.” This week, they’re also giving away their 2009 “Greatest Hits” album for free via Google Play.

Sixx says the final shows will be bittersweet and he’s looking forward to the next chapter – but knows that some Crue fans might be having a hard time letting go. “Somebody held up a sign that said ‘Enjoy your retirement.’ And I thought f–ck, i’m not going to start golfing!” It’s going to open our schedules up. We’re going to walk away with our pride. And we’re going to feel honor. But it’s going to give [us] an opportunity to do other stuff too.

“Motley Crue was the mothership,” he adds. “It’s so much of your life, you can’t remember life without it.”

Here are the final Motley Crue tour dates:

July 22: Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena
July 24: Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
July 26: Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
July 28: Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
July 29: Salt Lake City, UT EnergySolutions Arena
July 31: Denver, CO Pepsi Center
August 3: Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
August 5: St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
August 7: Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center
August 8: Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
August 9: Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
August 11: Hershey, PA Giant Center
August 12: Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
August 14: Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
August 15: Worcester, MA DCU Center
August 16: Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
August 18: Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
August 19: Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
August 20: Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 22: Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
August 23: Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre
August 24: Montreal, QC Bell Centre
August 26: Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
August 28: Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
August 29: Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
August 30: Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
September 2: Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
September 4: New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
September 5: Houston, TX Toyota Center
September 6: San Antonio, TX Alamodome
September 8: Monterrey, Mex. Arena Monterrey
September 10: Mexico City, Mex. Arena Ciudad de Mexico
TBA: Las Vegas, NV
December 31: Los Angeles, CA Staples Center


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  • jw Collard on

    OMG how are they not coming to Dallas , where they shot the Home Sweet Home video at the late great Reunion Arena . This just isn’t right

    • Eddie on

      Because they were just there last year I believe..

  • MetalMania on

    “Shout at the Devil” may be lacking in depth, but man I’ve always loved that album. Killer riffs, Mick’s guitar tone rips, drumming kicks ass, I still love it all these years later. Probably their most “metal” album too. If I could only keep one Motley album in my collection, that would be it.

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