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Motley Crue announces The Final Tour

January 10, 2014
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After more than 30 years, the one and only Motley Crue announced The Final Tour and the band's ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles today.

The Final Tour, presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation, will kick off in North America on July 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich. and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015. To Live Nation, Motley Crue tours are not only box office successes but artistically their shows have set the bar for production and entertainment value. "There's no arguing that Motley Crue have been and always will be the definitive bad boys of rock 'n' roll," says Rick Franks, Live Nation's regional president of North America concerts. "But behind all those notorious stories is a legendary rock band that has revolutionized heavy metal and created some of the biggest hits in music history. They are a hugely successful global brand and a touring powerhouse. Everyone at Live Nation has a tremendous amount of respect for these hard working and extremely talented gentlemen. The music industry will never have another Motley Ctue." 

As documented in the Cessation of Touring Agreement the band signed at the press conference today, the band will not tour after this final tour. Band attorney Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law explains: "Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is mutual among all four original members and a peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement." Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy two-year touring cycle.

Tommy Lee (drums) explains: "Everything must come to an end!! We always had a vision of going out with a big f*** bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with one or two original band members! Our job here is done!!!" Of the band's tumultuous history, Mick Mars (guitar) adds: "(It has been) more drama than 'General Hospital.' It keeps 'em watchin' and they keep comin' back." Vocalist Vince Neil says of the finality of the tour: "I'll miss playing with the guys, but I won't quit playing rock 'n' roll!! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley."

MOTLEY CRUE Fan Club members will get the exclusive first crack at tickets and VIP packages via a unique code beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29, starting at 10 a.m. local time. VIP ticket packages will be made available to the general public on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. local time. The general public ticket on-sale for most shows is Friday, Jan. 31. All tickets and packages can be obtained via Ticketmaster.com , LiveNation.com   or MotleyVIP.com.

TOUR DATES :

All dates and venues below subject to change.

    7/02/2014  Grand Rapids, MI     Van Andel Arena

    7/04/2014  Milwaukee, WI        Summerfest

    7/05/2014  Noblesville, IN      Klipsch Music Center

    7/06/2014  Cincinnati, OH       Riverbend Music Center

    7/08/2014  Columbus, OH         Schottenstein Center

    7/09/2014  Maryland Heights, MO  Verizon Wireless  Amphitheater

    7/11/2014  Des Moines, IA       Wells Fargo Arena

    7/12/2014  Wichita, KS          INTRUST Bank Arena

    7/13/2014  Tulsa, OK            BOK Center

    7/15/2014  Cedar Park, TX       Cedar Park Center

    7/16/2014  Dallas, TX           Gexa Energy Pavilion

    7/18/2014  Albuquerque, NM      Isleta Amphitheater

    7/19/2014  Phoenix, AZ          Ak-Chin Pavilion

    7/21/2014  Los Angeles, CA      Hollywood Bowl

    7/22/2014  Irvine, CA            Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

    7/23/2014  Mountain View, CA    Shoreline Amphitheatre

    7/25/2014  Reno, NV             Reno Events Center

    7/26/2014  Ridgefield, WA       Sleep County Amphitheater

    7/27/2014  Auburn, WA           White River Amphitheatre

    7/29/2014  Wheatland, CA         Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre

    7/30/2014  Chula Vista, CA      Sleep Train Amphitheatre

    8/01/2014  Salt Lake City, UT   USANA Amphitheatre

    8/02/2014  Denver, CO           Pepsi Center

    8/03/2014  Kansas City, MO      Sprint Center

    8/05/2014  Sturgis, SD          Sturgis Buffalo Chip

    8/06/2014  Sioux City, IA       Tyson Events Center

    8/08/2014  Tinley Park, IL       First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

    8/09/2014  Clarkston, MI        DTE Energy Music Theatre

    8/10/2014  Toronto, ON           Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

    8/12/2014  Cuyahoga Falls, OH   Blossom Music Center

    8/13/2014  Burgettstown, PA     First Niagara Pavilion

    8/15/2014  Pelham, AL           Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

    8/16/2014  Atlanta, GA           Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

    8/17/2014  Tampa, FL             MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

    8/19/2014  Charlotte, NC        PNC Music Pavilion

    8/20/2014  Virginia Beach, VA    Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

    8/22/2014  Bristow, VA          Jiffy Lube Live

    8/23/2014  Camden, NJ           Susquehanna Bank Center

    8/24/2014  Mansfield, MA        Comcast Center

    8/26/2014  Saratoga Springs, NY  Saratoga Performing Arts Center

    8/27/2014  Allentown, PA        Great Allentown Fair

    8/29/2014  Wantagh, NY           Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

    8/30/2014  Holmdel, NJ          PNC Bank Arts Center

    8/31/2014  Darien Center, NY     Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

    10/10/2014 Oklahoma City, OK    Chesapeake Energy Arena

    10/11/2014 The Woodlands, TX     Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    10/12/2014 Bossier City, LA     CenturyLink Center

    10/14/2014 Louisville, KY       KFC Yum! Center

    10/15/2014 Nashville, TN        Bridgestone Arena

    10/17/2014 Hollywood, FL        Seminole Hard Rock

    10/19/2014 Jacksonville, FL     Veterans Memorial Arena

    10/21/2014 Greenville, SC       Bon Secours Wellness Arena

    10/22/2014 Greensboro, NC       Greensboro Coliseum

    10/25/2014 Atlantic City, NJ    Borgata Events Center

    10/26/2014 Montville, CT        Mohegan Sun Arena

    10/29/2014 Syracuse, NY         The OnCenter

    11/05/2014 Biloxi, MS           Mississippi Coast Coliseum

    11/06/2014 Southaven, MS        Landers Center

    11/09/2014 Moline, IL           iWireless Center

    11/11/2014 Green Bay, WI        Resch Center

    11/12/2014 Madison, WI          Alliant Energy Center

    11/13/2014 Omaha, NE            CenturyLink Center

    11/15/2014 St. Paul, MN         Xcel Energy Center
 
    11/16/2014 Fargo, ND            FargoDome
 
    11/18/2014 Edmonton, AB         Rexall Place
 
    11/19/2014 Calgary, AB          Scotiabank Saddledome
 
    11/21/2014 Vancouver, BC        Rogers Arena
 
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