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Motley Crue announces The Final Tour

After more than 30 years, the one and only Motley Crue announced The Final Tour and the band's ultimate retirement.
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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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