Iconic rock band Mötley Crüe has announced the details of their final addition of North American dates. The select new shows will take place in October and December as part of the band’s two year Final Tour cycle. Mötley Crüe’s touring career will conclude on New Year’s Eve, December 31st at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band’s career began 34 years ago.
“The demand to add more shows in North America has been overwhelming,” bassist Nikki Sixx says. “The fans have spoken so we’ve been trying to find time for more dates in addition to the international dates on the schedule this year. We want to say goodbye to as many fans as possible so we added these shows around the holidays. No better way to spend them than with the people who have supported us over all these years.”
The new North American shows announced will see the band visit cities such as Little Rock, AR and Lincoln, NE in the US and Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon in Canada. All dates will be taking place in arenas exclusively to ensure fans get to experience the full show production of the Final Tour.
Leading-up to the announcement, Mötley Crüe gave fans an opportunity to voice their thoughts on what additional cities they would like to see the band play. Fans shared their messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #DemandtheCrue and could see the progress of the conversation via a heat map that was updated daily at: Motley.com/DemandTheCrue
After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour includes shows all across the globe. Next up, Mötley Crüe will head over to Australia and New Zealand in May for their last ever shows there. June will see the band saying farewell to the European festival circuit with three massive performances at Download (UK), Sweden Rock (Sweden) and Novarock (Austria) Festivals before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico this summer.
Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their two year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career for December 2015. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world, most recently playing their final shows in Japan.
The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. “Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”
Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper, who joined the band for the Final Tour in 2014. He will be tearing up the stage for crowds across North America once again on most 2015 dates. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.
The band’s exclusive VIP Packages (including opportunities to meet band members, new exclusive merchandise, up-close and personal view of the encore performance like never before in the CRÜESNEST — a platform that rises at the end of the show as the group performs “Home Sweet Home,” and more) and Fan Club pre-sales for these dates start April 22nd. Check out VIP offers at http://motleyvip.com.
Local ticket pre-sales start this Thursday, April 23rd at 10 am local time before the public on-sale begins on Friday April 24th at 10 am local time with some dates going on sale on Saturday, April 25th.
While the band has discussed the possibility of performing one final show at the Whisky A Go Go after the final Los Angeles show on New Year’s Eve, they are now second-guessing that option.
“I don’t know. By the time we get off stage and hang out it will be about 2 o’clock in the morning,” Sixx tells Rolling Stone Australia. “Do you want to drive into Hollywood, get there about 4, play at 5am? I think I like the send off at the Staples, where we blow the place up, rather than kind of hobbling through a set at the Whisky at 5 o’clock in the morning! It sounds all romantic, until you really put the pieces of the puzzle together and you go, ‘Yeah, it’s actually not a very good idea.'”
*with Very Special Guest Alice Cooper except dates
Newly announced dates in RED
7/22/15 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
7/24/15 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
7/26/15 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
7/28/15 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
7/29/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena
7/31/15 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
8/3/15 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
8/5/15 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
8/7/15 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
8/8/15 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
8/9/15 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/11/15 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
8/12/15 – New York, NY – Barclays Center
8/14/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
8/15/15 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
8/16/15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
8/18/15 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
8/19/15 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
8/20/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/22/15 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
8/23/15 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
8/24/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
8/26/15 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
8/28/15 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
8/29/15 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
8/30/15 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
* 9/2/15 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
9/4/15 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
* 9/5/15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
* 9/6/15 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
* 9/8/15 – Monterrey, NL – Arena Monterrey
* 9/10/15 – Mexico City, DF – Arena Ciudad de Mexico
10/5/15 – Hidalgo, TX – State Farm Arena
10/7/15 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10/8/15 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
10/10/15 – Evansville, IN – The Ford Center
10/11/15 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
10/13/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
10/14/15 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagra Center
10/16/15 – Bridgeport, CT – Webster Bank Arena
10/17/15 – Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena
10/18/15 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
12/4/15 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
12/7/15 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
12/8/15 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
12/10/15 – Saskatoon, SA – SaskTel Centre
12/12/15 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
12/13/15 – Calgary, AB – ScotiaBank Saddledome
12/15/15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
12/19/15 – Phoenix, AZ – U.S. Airways Center
12/20/15 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
12/22/15 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
*12/27/15 – *Las Vegas, NV – MGM Arena
*12/28/15 – *Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
*12/30/15 – *Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
*12/31/15 – *Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
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