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Jeff Tremaine talks “The Dirt” Movie with Loudwire

“‘The Dirt’ is separate from all the other rock books that I’ve ever read that’s just thinking they really nailed each guy’s voice. You really felt like they were telling a first hand account of what happened. It was honest and that is what I really [want to] guard and make sure that is the movie we are taking in.” – Jeff Tremaine

Jeff talks with Loudwire about bringing “The Dirt” to the big screen. Check out the full interview here: ‘The Dirt’ Director Jeff Tremaine Talks Translating Motley Crue’s Book to the Big Screen

PRESS RELEASE: Announcing Final New York Show at MSG

MÖTLEY CRÜE’S FINAL TOUR, NINE SHOWS ALREADY SOLD OUT
ANNOUNCING THE FINAL NEW YORK SHOW
AT THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS ARENA

BAND ANNOUNCED 9 SOLD OUT SHOWS WEEK AFTER TICKETS MADE AVAILABLE –
FINAL NEW YORK Date at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

TWEET IT: #RIPMotleyCrue – @MotleyCrue #TheFinalTour, comes to Madison Square Garden in NYC! Full details at motley.com

FINAL_AD_MATwAC4LOS ANGELES (Feb. 24 2014) – Just days after tickets for iconic rock ‘n’ roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE’s The Final Tour went on sale, nine shows sold out, with many more headed in that direction. The band added on dates in Detroit, Spokane, Hollywood, FL and an Oct. 28th date at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, which will be MOTLEY CRUE’s last NYC show ever. Tickets for the Madison Square Garden show will go on sale Saturday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. local time.

The sold out shows are:
Aug. 9 – Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 10 – Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amp)
Oct. 7 – Hollywood, FL (Hard Rock Live)
Oct. 25 – Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Events Center)
Oct. 26 – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
Nov. 15 – St. Paul, MN (XCEL Energy Center)
Nov. 16 – Fargo, ND (FargoDome)
Nov. 18 – Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
Nov. 19 – Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)

MÖTLEY CRÜE announced The Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement, 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 on Jan. 28. Celebrating the announcement of The Final Tour, the band performed on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” later that night and appeared on “CBS This Morning” on Jan. 29.

With over 80 million albums sold, MÖTLEY CRÜE has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 MÖTLEY CRÜE branded items, sold in over 30 countries. MÖTLEY CRÜE has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different. Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart-topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production. “When it comes to putting together a new show, we always push the envelope and that’s part of Mötley Crüe’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx (bass). “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.”

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 73 markets before hitting international territories in 2015. To Live Nation, MÖTLEY CRÜE tours are not only box office successes but artistically have set the bar for production and entertainment value. “There’s no arguing that Mötley Crüe 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 Mötley Crüe.”

The Dodge Brothers were a notorious duo, so it seemed only natural to partner with the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. “Whenever I talk to people about Mötley Crüe, the common thread is how cool and relevant the band remains, even after 33 years,” said Tim Kuniskis, president and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “This irreverent ‘staying power’ resonates deeply with the Dodge brand as we turn the corner on our 100-year anniversary. What better way to celebrate the band’s final tour and the 25th anniversary of Kickstart My Heart than to do it together?”

Fans can look forward to very special guest ALICE COOPER joining MÖTLEY CRÜE for an incredible package; Alice invented the rock ‘n’ roll genre and MÖTLEY CRÜE put steroids in it! “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” said Alice. “Mötley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away. That’s exactly how we do it. Putting Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really NEEDS. We’re going to go out there and tear it up, and I can’t wait to see Mötley on stage. Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper—a match made in…Armageddon?”

As documented in the Cessation Of Touring Agreement the band signed at the Jan. 28 press conference, 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***king 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 Mötley.”

All tickets and packages can be obtained via Ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, or via MotleyVIP.com.

Click here for a full list of tour dates.

About MÖTLEY CRÜE
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band’s biography, THE DIRT) and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. Motley Crue was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band continues to remain on the forefront of entertainment reinventing themselves via not only their music but also their mind blowing live shows featuring never seen before elements, such as Tommy Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster. Motley Crue was featured in KIA MOTORS’ award winning 2012 Super Bowl commercial.

Website: Motley.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/motleycrue
Twitter: @MotleyCrue
Follow the Band on Twitter: @TheVinceNeil, @NikkiSixx, @MrTommyLand, @mrmickmars

About Dodge Brand
The Dodge brand is tearing into its centennial year with a keen eye focused on the future and a desire to create vehicles customers can’t wait to drive and are proud to park in their driveways. With 100 years of history, Dodge is building on the technological advancements of the ‘30s and ‘40s, design evolution of the ‘50s, the racing heritage of the ‘60s, the horsepower of the ‘70s, the efficiency of the ‘80s and unbelievable styling of the ‘90s as it paves the road to its future. New for 2014, the Dodge Durango “is kind of a big deal,” with a new eight-speed transmission that delivers up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway, a new 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch infotainment center and best-in-class power, towing and fuel economy, in addition to its class-exclusive technology. The new Durango joins the new 2014 Dodge Dart with its new 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, as well as the 2014 Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Journey and a 30th Anniversary Grand Caravan. This 2014 Dodge lineup includes five Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety picks and Top Safety Pick +, five vehicles with best-in-class power, seven vehicles that deliver 25 miles per gallon (mpg) or higher, three vehicles that deliver 31 mpg or higher and three vehicles that offer seating for seven.

About Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper is a true rock icon, having pioneered the use of theatrics and shocking images onstage in concerts from the earliest days of the original band of the same name. Since going solo, he has continued to produce elaborate stage shows providing fans with both shock and rock of the highest caliber. Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, Alice has toured and recorded continuously, with his most recent album being Welcome 2 My Nightmare. Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original ground breaking, multi-platinum Welcome To My Nightmare album in 1975, the album picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind. Alice’s catalog of hits and anthems, including “I’m Eighteen,” “No More Mr Nice Guy,” School’s Out,” “Elected,” “Poison,” and others, are included in his current “Raise The Dead” show, which also features his musical tribute to his fallen friends John Lennon, Keith Moon, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Currently, Alice’s touring band features the three guitar attack of Orianthi, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, backed by bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel. Additionally, “Nights With Alice Cooper,” Alice’s nightly radio show, is available in nearly 100 cities in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK. The show features his favorite classic rock songs along with his insider anecdotes about many of the artists.

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

New Dates Announced for “The Final Tour” in FL and WA

New dates announced this morning for “The Final Tour” with stops added on Hollywood, FL and Spokane, WA. The new dates are:

10/18 – Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL
11/22 – Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA

Fan Club ticket and VIP pre-sale for the new dates begin tomorrow at 10AM local time and general on-sale begins Saturday, March 1st at 10AM.

Nikki Sixx on the final days of Motley Crue – MusicRadar

“Given the lives enjoyed and endured by Sunset Strip hair metal veterans Mötley Crüe, it was always going to take something unusual to signal the demise of the band. We really didn’t see the Crüe ending their near 35-year career with a formally written contract though.

But that’s exactly what they did at last month’s glitzy LA press conference, where they announced the Final Tour, a run of shows set to stretch from this summer up to the end of 2015. And, just to pre-empt all those questions about reunions, the band signed a cessation of touring agreement that forbids them from ever going back out on tour as Mötley Crüe.

Musicradar spoke to bass player/band leader Nikki Sixx about calling it a day, staying away and regrets…”

Click here to read the full interview.

Mick Mars talks “The Final Tour” with ARTISTdirect!

“Mötley Crüe will spend the next two years on their Final Tour. They even signed a legally binding contract to prove that they mean business. They are going out on top. Do not expect any half-assed, three-fourths reunion tours in two or three years. We grabbed some time with guitarist Mick Mars to find out the skinny.”

Check out the full interview here!

New Date Added to Final Tour! Nov. 8th in Detroit!

Motley Crue Announces Eight Sold-Out Shows After Tickets Were Made Available Jan. 31 and Adds Nov. 8 Date at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.

Just days after tickets for iconic rock ‘n’ roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE’s The Final Tour went on sale, eight shows have sold out. The band has also added a Nov. 8 date at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich. due to overwhelming demand. Tickets for the Joe Louis Arena show will go on sale Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10:00 a.m. local time at this link: Motley Crue at Joe Louis Arena (11/8)

The sold out shows are:
Aug. 9 – Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 10 – Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amp)
Oct. 7 – Hollywood, FL (Hard Rock Live)
Oct. 25 – Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Events Center)
Oct. 26 – Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
Nov. 15 – St. Paul, MN (XCEL Energy Center)
Nov. 16 – Fargo, ND (FargoDome)
Nov. 18 – Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
Nov. 19 – Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Inside the End of Motley Crue – Time.com

Nikki Sixx Says Goodbye for Good: Inside the End of Motley Crue

“Last week, Motley Crüe called it quits.

After over 30 years of grinding guitars, wild stage shows and world-class debauchery, the Crüe — who made nine albums that sold a staggering 80 million copies — decided to end it all. Being the Crüe, though, they’re going out in style. The band —Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars — signed a legally binding Cessation of Touring Agreement in front of reporters that prohibits future, unauthorized performances, and prevents any of the four members from touring under the band name.

But before they go, there’s one last 72-city North American tour to complete, and they’ve enlisted veteran rocker Alice Cooper to open the band’s final string of shows.“When it comes to putting together a new show, we always push the envelope, and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” bandmember Nikki Sixx said.”

Read the full interview here: Nikki Sixx Talks Ending Motley Crüe With a Huge Final Tour | TIME.com

Motley Crue Explain Why They’re Calling It Quits After ‘Final Tour’ – Fuse News

Motley sits down with Fuse News to talk about why they are calling it quits and the thought process behind the “Cessation of Touring” contract!

Tickets for “The Final Tour” on-sale NOW!

Tickets to the U.S./Canadian dates for “Motley Crue: The Final Tour” with very special guest Alice Cooper are on sale NOW! All dates/ticket links can be found right here on our Tour page. 2015 International dates for “The Final Tour” will be announced later this year. Get your tickets now and don’t miss your last chance to see Motley Crue live on stage! All bad things must come to an end…

#RIPMotleyCrue

Motley Crue on “CBS This Morning” (full interview)!

Motley Crue band members take legal steps to plan tidy end to group’s long run

“Rock fans are getting their first chance to buy their final tickets for Motley Crue. After more than three decades of head-banging, the group is calling it quits. But the end of an era in music also marks the beginning of a groundbreaking business move.

The music was jazz — not rock ‘n’ roll — but the so-called funeral the band threw for itself in Hollywood was also vintage Motley Crue. The guys who helped put the glam into rock announced they are hanging up their heavy metal.” – CBS This Morning