If you’ve never seen Motley Crue live, this may be your last chance to watch Tommy Lee tear up his legendary 360 degree drum rollercoaster. The band announced its final tour and ultimate retirement during a press conference Tuesday with the aptly named “The Final Tour” that includes two stops in our area. The rockers will play the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on August 23, and the Borgata in Atlantic City on October 25.
I know, I know. An aging rock band announcing their “final” tour? We’ve heard that one before. But the Crue signed a Cessation of Touring Agreement at a press conference today, preventing them from any future, unauthorized touring. In doing so, lead singer Vince Neil, guitarist Micki Mars, bassist Nicki Sixx, and Lee became the first band to sign such an agreement.
The band has embodied the sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll lifestyle for over 30 years, producing such hits as “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Shout at the Devil,” “Dr. Feelgood,” and “Kickstart my Heart.”
“When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” said Sixx. “As far as letting on to what we’re doing, that would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour.”
Rocker Alice Cooper, also known for his elaborate stage spectacles, will open for Motley Crue throughout the tour. The two-year tour will culminate with a movie based on their popular tell-all book of depravity, “The Dirt.”
Tickets for the Borgata show go on sale Friday, January 31, and for the Camden show on Saturday, February 1.