Drum coaster not featured at every Motley Crue show

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee’s “Cruecifly” Drum Coaster, which extends way out into above the crowd than previously, won’t be featured at every stop during the band’s “Final Tour” due to its massive expansion.

Lee took to Twitter after their performance in Milwaukee Friday (July 4th) night explaining the stunt’s absence is due to roof capabilities at certain venues.

The band’s Final Tour, with opening act Alice Cooper, kicked off a 72 date North American run July 2nd in Grand Rapids, Michigan and wraps November 22nd in Spokane, Washington. A global itinerary is expected to extend through 2015 with the global opening of the film version of their autobiography, The Dirt, directed by Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa).

“Want you to know certain venues cannot handle the Cruecifly! It’s not our fault their roof cannot hang the rig! It’s massive!”

In January, the band signed a formal “cessation of touring agreement,” a legal document binding them to never tour again after 2015.

In a recent interview with USA Today, singer Vince Neil states, “People are wary of farewell tours. They think bands do it just to ramp up ticket sales. A few years later, a band does a reunion tour, then another farewell tour.”

Bassist Nikki Sixx confirms that the band is done touring after 2015.

“We will never come back. We do not want to come back. We want people to take this seriously. We see so many farewell tours and comebacks where it’s not the same band anymore. You see it sliding down a hole. We want to guarantee that will never happen.”

However, Sixx does see the band reuniting for an induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or accepting a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Then we’d brush off the dust and show people what we’re made of,” Sixx says.

On August 19th, Big Machine Records will release Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue featuring country artists covering 15 of the Crue’s biggest hits.

Watch Lee’s drum stunt from opening night of the “Final Tour.”

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.