MOTLEY CRUE’S “THE END – LIVE IN LOS ANGELES” AVAILABLE ON MULTIPLE FORMATS ON NOVEMBER 4TH
On December 31st, 2015, before a sold-out Staples Center arena in Los Angeles, Mötley Crüe bid their final farewell. Their 35-year career as a band ended with a spectacular New Year’s Eve performance in their hometown, just a few miles from where it all started on the Sunset Strip.
Mötley Crüe: The End – Live In Los Angeles – presented earlier this year in theaters worldwide – captures performances of such mega-hits as Kickstart My Heart, Girls, Girls, Girls, Smokin’ in the Boys Room, and Dr. Feelgood. Eagle Rock Entertainment brings the show home on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, and Digital Formats on November 4th [MSRP $26.98 Blu-ray+CD, $21.98 DVD+CD]
In January 2014, Mötley Crüe signed a binding legal document known as “cessation of touring” agreement, preventing them from touring under the band’s name past the year 2015 — the first of its kind. This was followed by their two-year Final Tour, performing across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia), with 164 shows in 72 markets and grossing over $100 million.
Produced and distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment, Mötley Crüe: The End fully captures the energy and emotion of the evening. Known for their over-the-top production, Mötley Crüe did not disappoint for their last show ever on New Year’s Eve: from massive, cutting-edge pyro, including Nikki Sixx’s bass guitar spitting fire over 30 ft. into the air, and Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum roller coaster, amongst many other spectacular elements. Lead singer, Vince Neil, delivered an emotional, “thank you” speech to the audience, while the band supplied next-level, high-octane fueled energy, ringing in the New Year on stage with thousands of balloons raining down on the crowd. The grand finale of the show included a blow-out performance of their hit single, Kickstart My Heart with Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil floating above the audience in far-reaching “cherry-pickers.” Leaving fans in tears, the show concluded with an emotional encore rendition of Home Sweet Home from the second stage riser in the center of the audience. The CD includes audio tracks of the live performances from this show.
Mötley Crüe: The End – Live In Los Angeles represents a fitting end to a legendary career and the culmination of the rock icons’ 35-year career, in one special, explosive night.
Mötley Crüe: The End – Live In Los Angeles Track Listing:
2. Girls, Girls, Girls
3. Wild Side
4. Primal Scream
5. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S)
6. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
7. Rock N Roll Part II / Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room
8. Looks That Kill
9. Mutherf***** Of The Year
10. In The Beginning / Shout At The Devil
11. Louder Than Hell
12. Drum Solo*
13. Guitar Solo*
14. Saints Of Los Angeles
15. Live Wire
16. T.N.T (Terror ‘N Tinseltown) / Dr. Feelgood
17. Kickstart My Heart
18. Home Sweet Home
*not included on CD portion
For more information, visit motley.com.
To each their own, but I loved the band Motley Crue. They were a bunch of individual sleaze bags who never grew up, playing dirty rock and roll. Their live shows were a lot of fun and they wrote catchy tunes. Their first album, the private Leathur release with the song Stick to Your Guns, is one of my most favorite debut albums. We saw them twice on “The End” tour, and my wife and I had a great time.
I was a huge Crue fan. They are one of my favorite bands of that era, however, I thought Vince was a hot mess on stage. I saw The End tour too, and while the band was great, and cool stuff was going on, I wasn’t that impressed. Motley was also my first concert in 1985. What an awesome experience that was. I feel like they could have wrapped it up a while ago.
i was a bit late jumping on the crue bandwagon,i was aware of them,and even bought there records,but was not that huge a fan,i became one when they reunited with the saints of l.a record,then i started to really watch and listen to there old stuff again,then i started going to the concerts,i became born again hard lol.i loved them ,but agree it was time to bag it,it was a good run,they went out with dignity ,good for them,too bad kiss cant take the same cue,becoming really a joke at this point,(never thought i would ever say those words),
Major Crue fan…BUT, they have been an embarrassment onstage for quite a while. I saw the Farewell tour twice and both times were just flat out awful. I only went the 2nd time because Alice Cooper was opening and he blew them off the stage…then twice they had to restart songs and for several others they sounded completely out of sync. Nikki looked uninterested, Tommy seemed drunk, Vince was a bloated, jerk with some of his childish comments to the audience”…but Mick was on fire. I feel good for Mick to get away from these clowns, as he is the best musician in the band, and it will allow him to do his thing without the “noise” around him. What underscored my disdain for this band I once loved, was the Twitter rant that Nikki went on the day after the show about how the audience sucked and we should’ve been privileged to see them one last time and at that there was a bunch of assholes taking his picture all night…like that isn’t the way ALL AUDIENCES BEHAVE NOW…He should’ve been apologizing to the audience for the lack of effort by him, Vince letting the audience sing anything that resembles a high note, Tommy’s drunkeness and his drum kit getting stuck on the track while his drum sound was playing as a recording, and for insulting Mick by having him take part in this debacle…this video will have to be more doctored than any live recording in history to make it sound halfway good…I won’t be buying this…
Were you at the show in L.A., where this was filmed? I saw it for free on AXS, and I agree, Mick was the best part of the show. I am huge Tommy Lee fan, and he was always my favorite Motley member, but Mars outshines all them.
i saw Alice a couple of week’s back in a theatre on his headlining tour. He destroyed the place for 2hrs straight. He is a classic example of the cagey veteran still showing the punks how its done. Halfway through the show the back curtain opened and Lemmy’s tombstone was on the wall and they broke into Ace of Spades. I honestly haven’t seen a crowd freak the shit out that much in years. Crue should have opened for him. God Bless Alice.
I was at the Ft. Lauderdale show at the Hard Rock and at the AAA Arena in downtown Miami about 7 months apart. I am a drummer and always loved Tommy too, but I don’t think he wanted to perform with the Crue anymore, just mailed it in for the farewell tour( I think I saw one of the last shows before Tommy had to stop for a while due to carpal tunnel)…I forgot on my last post to include that Tommy actually did tweet an apology to the crowd for all of the mistakes the band made and that it was an off night for him, while Nikii ridiculed the fans. I can’t wait to hear Micks music…I’ve always felt he is one of the most underrated guitarists because of the larger personalities in the band overshadowing his playing…Rock on Dana.
It’s funny that his “Cruecifly” failed when you saw them as well. It also malfunctions in this filmed performance, hence why I thought you may have been at this very show. Also, your review of the shows that you saw, are spot on, for this one as well.
Also, I am glad to hear that Lee at least acknowledged his shortcomings, apologized, and did not blame the fans. Good for Tommy, as I said before, he was always my favorite Crue member, and one of my favorite drummers.
Speaking of which, I love the drums, so you are playing my favorite instrument 🙂 Are you a Cozy Powell fan? He is also one of favorite drummers of all time, if not my favorite. Just a phenom, too bad he is no longer with us.
Have a great day and keep drumming,
I flew to this show, and cant remember the last time I left a concert as disappointed as I did at that one!
Sorry to hear that, Jason,
That is lousy, especially when you are spending all that additional money on top the the ticket cost. What a bummer.