Rumor: Mötley Crüe reuniting for Def Leppard, Poison stadium tour in 2020

The Crüe would reunite after five years

If the rumors are true, Mötley Crüe will reunite after five years for a summer stadium trek with Def Leppard and Poison in 2020. Rolling Stone reports that sources have confirmed the world’s most notorious rock band made up of vocalist Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee will be hitting the stage together again next summer as the three acts tour the country. Specifics are said to be forthcoming, but none of the acts or their representatives have confirmed these rumors.

The news may shock many as the group signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement in January 2014 preventing the members from ever touring under the Mötley Crüe banner again without each of the original four members’ consent. The band was adamant they’d never do a full scale trek again, although recordings and appearances weren’t out of the question.

“Legally, we can’t play again,” bassist Sixx claimed to Rolling Stone backstage at a 2014 show in Denver. “The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract. But we know that will never happen. There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you’re talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it.”

Terms of the contract have never been released, but the band could ultimate set it aside at any time for any given reason if all four members agree.

Rumors have run rampant since the boys wrapped The Final Tour in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve 2015, but last week, the group shared a Change.org petition on their official Twitter account called “Bring Mötley Crüe Back” that may further facilitate they have big plans for next year. The band wrote “This is interesting…” with a link to the petition that insists they build “an entire new generation of Crüeheads” that have yet to seem them in concert. That tweet has since been deleted.

Black Crowe’s manager Mark DiDia referenced the possible Crüe reunion tour with two other bands on a recent episode of The Howard Stern Show, but didn’t give further details.

Poison frontman Bret Michaels recently told Billboard some big plans are in store for his band in the upcoming year. “2020 is really the dream,” he acknowledges. “I’m working real hard right now to put together something incredible with some other bands for next summer.” He also shares that a new Poison recording “would be amazing. I don’t think an entire album, but at least one song; I’d love to do that. It’s definitely on the wish list.”

The band has spawned a new generation of fans since Netflix released The Dirt, the film based on their 2001 autobiography of the same name last spring. Upon its release, the band immediately became the top searched topic on Google Trends with a 4300% spike in searches and saw a huge increase in streams on Spotify, Apple Music and others.

The film became the highest audience rated film on Rotten Tomatoes became a No. 1 film for the streaming service which also reported its biggest ever subscriber growth earlier this year. The Dirt Soundtrack, which the band recorded four newly recorded songs, on Mötley Records and Eleven Seven Music, immediately reached No. 1 on the iTunes All Genres Chart.

More details as they become available.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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