Motley Crue has always made a big statement in their music, and there’s no doubt they will be making an even bigger one with an upcoming January 28th special event in Los Angeles entitled, “RIP: All Bad Things Must Come To An End.”
Blabbermouth is reporting that the band is expected to announce the first details of its rumored multi-year farewell tour. While no other details were available as of press time, members have spoken out over the past year about the impending band divorce.
In an interview with Australian online magazine The Musicin March 2013, bassist Nikki Sixx said the group wants to go out on a high.
“I wanna finish our movie [adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s New York Times bestselling collaborative autobiography The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band] and put out a new album. We’ll be back in Australia and, ah, that’ll be it. I can honorably say, ‘We did it our way and we’re never coming back’.”
Sixx then told Rolling Stone in October 2013, “The most important thing about a farewell tour is that the band doesn’t lie to the fans, and the band doesn’t tour and then come back years later. That’s what’s important for us, planning what’s the right time to go out.”
“It’s just that time. We’re going out on top.”
Front man Vince Neil told Billboard in August 2013, “I think we’ll start the tour around May — I’m just kind of guessing on that, but in the spring of ’14 — and we’ll do one more time around the world and kinda call it quits. It’s just that time. We’re going out on top. We don’t want to be some band that people are like, ‘Oh, they’re playing a club now,’ that kind of band. We still sell out arenas, have stadium stuff and things like that, so let’s go out when it’s a big deal.”
Neil continues to tell Billboard that he doesn’t believe the farewell tour is the end to Motley Crue forever.
“I’m sure in five, 10 years from now we’ll probably do something again together, if other people’s careers don’t get in the way,” he says. “But it’s not gonna be like a Kiss farewell to the farewell to the farewell to the farewell tour. It won’t be like that. We’re not going to say farewell and then try to get people to come back again in a little while.”
We will post more details as it becomes available.
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.