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All Bad Things Have Come To An End: Motley Conclude Illustrious 34-Year Career at Sold Out Show in L.A.

BILLBOARD EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES SNEAK PEEK FROM UPCOMING FULL-LENGTH CONCERT FILM TODAY

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NEW YORK, NY, January 5, 2016 – Legendary rock icons, MÖTLEY CRÜE, completed their thirty-five-year touring career as a band, on New Year’s Eve, with a spectacular, sold-out show at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, where the started out in 1981. The show also marked the end of their two-year Final Tour, which saw them perform across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows in 72 markets grossing $100 million. Known for their over-the-top production, MÖTLEY CRÜE did not disappoint on New Year’s Eve: from massive, cutting edge pyro, including Nikki Sixx’s bass guitar spitting fire over 30ft in the air, and Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum roller coaster, amongst many other spectacular elements. While the “Crüecifly” experienced a technical hiccup halfway through his drum solo, perhaps signifying the coaster too had also run it’s course, it didn’t derail the band from giving it their all to their devoted fans cheering them on all night through. Lead singer, Vince Neil, delivered an emotional, teary-eyed ‘thank you’ speech to the audience, while the band supplied next-level, high-octane fueled energy, ringing in the New Year on stage with thousands of balloons raining down on the crowd. The band’s grand finale of the show included a blow-out performance of their hit single, “Kickstart My Heart“ with Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil floating above the audience in far reaching “cherry-pickers”. Leaving fans in tears, the band finished up the show with an emotional encore rendition of “Home Sweet Home” from the second stage riser in the center of the audience.

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The live performances may be over, but their legacy will live on for generations to come. To celebrate their mark in rock music’s history and in honor of their devoted fans, the band has confirmed the release of a full length concert film of the Final performance, which will also include exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the last week of the tour, to be released later in 2016. Produced and distributed by Live Alliance, Christian Lamb directed the concert portion of the film, while Jeff Tremaine, creator of the Jackass series, directed the documentary segment. The film will premiere in theaters worldwide, one-night only, followed by Pay Per View in all cable/satellite/digital formats, with a DVD set to be released later on. Fans can check out an exclusive sneak peek of the film on Billboard today, here.

The live performances may be over, but their legacy will live on for generations to come. To celebrate their mark in rock music’s history and in honor of their devoted fans, the band has confirmed the release of a full length concert film of the Final performance, which will also include exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the last week of the tour, to be released later in 2016. Produced and distributed by Live Alliance, Christian Lamb directed the concert portion of the film, while Jeff Tremaine, creator of the Jackass series, directed the documentary segment. The film will premiere in theaters worldwide, one-night only, followed by Pay Per View in all cable/satellite/digital formats, with a DVD set to be released later on. Fans can check out an exclusive sneak peek of the film on Billboard today.

In addition to the live-concert film, MÖTLEY CRÜE are planning to release a major box-set of music down the line, as well as The Dirt feature film based on the band’s best-selling 2001 autobiography, also to be directed by Tremaine, in the near future. While the Final Tour has completed, and the flaming Pentagram has been blown out, The Dirt movie will include pieces of this monumental band’s career in full to live on forever.

To receive more information and updates on the film’s release please head to http://motleycrue.fanbridge.com/ or the footer below to sign up for the mailing list.

For personal farewell messages to the band from rock royalty including Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, and many more, inspired by MÖTLEY CRÜE, to rise up and follow their dreams. Check out the entire compilation of “thank you” videos HERE.

All bad things must come to an end, but the legacy lives on.

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About Motley Crue

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.

About Live Alliance

Having recently produced the most successful concert pay per view live event of all time, Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well summer reunion shows, Live Alliance is the leader in live event distribution across all platforms, including theaters, cable, satellite and digital PPV distribution and linear broadcasting. Live Alliance provides top tier video production and distribution for concert films for broadcast and online live events. Working in the live concert film space for 10 years, the founders of Live Alliance were the team behind one of the very first companies to stream large scale events over the internet. Live Alliance is a pioneer in the industry and has grown to provide broadcast and technology for hundreds of clients – working with some of the biggest artists and platforms throughout the world.

About Eleven Seven Music

Eleven Seven Music Group is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Founded in 2006 by Tenth Street Entertainment CEO Allen Kovac, the company is the global home for artists including Mötley Crüe, Papa Roach, Nothing More, Escape The Fate, Sixx:A.M., and HELLYEAH as well as Five Finger Death Punch outside of the U.S. In 2014, the company vaulted five artists to the Mediabase Active Rock year-end radio chart and multiple acts to the Billboard year-end charts including Mainstream Rock Songs, Hard Rock Albums, and Rock Airplay Songs. Among its many accolades, Eleven Seven Music received the title of Billboard’s “Rock Label of the Year” in 2010, was named FMQB’s “Rock Label of the Year” in 2008, enjoyed RIAA double platinum success with Buckcherry’s 15 in 2006, and achieved a Top 5 debut for Mötley Crüe’s Saints of Los Angeles. With a staff of dedicated and devoted trailblazers, the label supports its roster with a range of integrated services including marketing, promotion, publicity, sales, digital, licensing, and touring. Eleven Seven Music Group distributes two sub-labels—the alternative and indie-leaning Five Seven [Dirty Heads, Dark Waves, Nico Vega] and emerging hard rock-centric Better Noise Records [Deuce, From Ashes To New, Diamante, and As Lions]. Based in New York City, Los Angeles, and London, the labels are distributed through RED/Sony in the U.S., ADA/Warner in Europe, Sony in Canada, Australia, Southeast Asia, and South America, and Universal in Japan.

Photos Courtesy of: Dustin Jack

Motley Crue to Release Full Length Live Concert Film of Final Performance

MotleyCrue_LA1bLOS ANGELES, CA December 30, 2015—Iconic, veteran rockers MÖTLEY CRÜE will play their final two shows of their thirty-four-year-long-career tonight and tomorrow at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles. To celebrate their mark in rock music’s history and in honor of their devoted fans, the band announces a full length concert film of the final performance, which will also include exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the last week of the tour, to be released in 2016! After thirty-four years performing together, the Final Tour has seen the band perform all across the globe, visiting an impressive 5 continents since July 2014 (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows. Fans alike will be able to enjoy and/or relive the spectacular and cutting edge production elements of the Final Tour, such as Tommy Lee’s “Cruecifly” drum roller coaster, Nikki Sixx’s fire spitting bass performance, along with all the fan-favorite hits!

Christian Lamb has been tapped to direct the concert portion of the film, while Jeff Tremaine, creator of the Jackass series, is confirmed to direct the documentary segment. Produced and distributed by Live Alliance, the film will premier in theaters worldwide, as well as via Pay Per View in all cable/satellite/digital formats.

To receive more information and updates on the film’s release please head to http://motleycrue.fanbridge.com/ or http://motley.com/ to sign up for the mailing list.

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. Mötley Crüe 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. Mötley Crüe was featured in KIA MOTORS’ award winning 2012 Super Bowl commercial.

ABOUT LIVE ALLIANCE
Having recently produced the most successful concert pay per view live event of all time, Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well summer reunion shows, Live Alliance is the leader in live event distribution across all platforms, including theaters, cable, satellite and digital PPV distribution and linear broadcasting. Live Alliance provides top tier video production and distribution for concert films for broadcast and online live events. Working in the live concert film space for 10 years, the founders of Live Alliance were the team behind one of the very first companies to stream large scale events over the internet. Live Alliance is a pioneer in the industry and has grown to provide broadcast and technology for hundreds of clients – working with some of the biggest artists and platforms throughout the world.

Final European Tour Kicks Off with Sold Out Show in Newcastle, UK

London 3rd November 2015 – In what will no doubt go down as one of the most momentous events in rock history, Mötley Crüe, kicked off their last ever European tour in Newcastle, UK last night (Monday November 2nd). The sold out gig treated fans to the kind of show only Mötley Crüe knows how to deliver.

Featuring hit after hit and a spectacle – one of a kind production, Newcastle was not disappointed. Mötley Crüe brought their best production ever to Europe and unleashed “The Crüecifly” for the first and last time in Europe. “The Crücifly” is 155 feet of roller coaster track above the crowd, which transports drummer Tommy Lee and his kit forward, backwards, and even flips him upside down to the other side of the arena. Bassist, Nikki Sixx, wielded a “flamethrower bass” weighing in at at 100 pounds. The bass is attached to a fuel source that allowed Sixx to shoot flames 30 feet into the air! Check out some of the highlights from Mötley Crüe’s Final tour here:

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of Final Tour has included shows all across the globe. Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their two year Final Tour by signing a ‘Cessation Of Touring Agreement’ at a press conference in Los Angeles, CA in January 2014, solidifying the end of their distinguished touring career on December 31, 2015.

The Crüe’s final show will take place in the band’s hometown in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve, bringing the curtain down on the touring career of the World’s most notorious rock band!

NOVEMEBER 2015

2 Nov – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK*
3 Nov – Manchester Arena, UK*
4 Nov – Birmingham Genting Arena, UK*
6 Nov – London SSE Arena, Wembley, UK*
8 Nov – Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany*
9 Nov – Basel St Jakobshalle, Switzerland
10 Nov – Milan Milano Forum, Italy*
12 Nov – Monaco Sporting Club, Monaco
13 Nov – Munich Zenith, Germany*
14 Nov – Dusseldorf ISS Dome, Germany*
16 Nov – Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
18 Nov – Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland
20 Nov – Du Arena, Abu Dhabi

*Alice Cooper only appearing on selected dates

Get tickets for the shows via: www.livenation.co.uk

A message from Tommy Lee…

As some of you may have heard, I sustained an injury of severe inflammation to my left wrist and was unable to play the show the other night in Buffalo. I’m so sorry to say that the injury has not improved and it is unlikely I will be able to perform again tonight in Bridgeport. Regardless, the show must go on and Alice Cooper’s amazing drummer, Glen Sobel will be filling in for me on drums. I will, however, come on stage to see everyone and also to play the piano with my good hand for the finale on Home Sweet Home. I am told this injury is temporary and that I will be back on stage very shortly. I’m doing everything in my power to speed up the healing process, I hate not being able to play for you guys!!

The Countdown Begins To Crue Years Eve

MOTLEY CRUE Kicks Off “Countdown To Crue Year’s Eve” with sold-out show in Eugene, OR

Band introduces the “Crüesnest” and spectacular new production elements to fans

Motley Crue: The Final TourNew York, NY (July 23, 2015) – Iconic rock band Mötley Crüe has set out on the last leg of their two-year Final Tour cycle igniting the “Countdown To Crüe Year’s Eve” with a packed house at the sold-out Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon last night. The band’s touring career will conclude for good in less than six months on New Year’s Eve, December 31 at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, the city where the band’s career began 34 years ago.

In addition to Nikki Sixx’s fire spitting bass and Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum roller coaster, last night’s show in Eugene had the band introduce numerous spectacular brand new must-see production elements to their Final Tour performance leaving fans with nothing less but the most elaborate and cutting edge show production of Mötley Crüe’s career to date. The band also for the first time introduced the “Crüesnest” to their audience last night: a special platform attached to their second stage which enables some fans to watch the grand finale of the show from the best seats in the house. Crüesnest seats provide the ultimate viewing experience as they are separated from the band by merely a few feet. Riders of the experience are strapped and buckled into one of only a few seats at the foot of the second stage. The platform raises approximately 25 feet into the air and gives a birds-eye view of the venue as well as an unprecedented up close and personal view of the band while they perform the finale of their show. For more info on Crüesnest seats: http://motleyvip.com

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour includes shows all across the globe. September will see the band perform their final Mexico shows and also take them to Brazil one last time to play Rock In Rio before embarking on their last ever European dates in November and returning to Canada and the US for dates leading into Christmas and the very final show on New Year’s eve.

By the end of 2015, The Final Tour will have visited an impressive 5 continents since July 2014 (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows.

Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their two year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career for December 2015. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world including Japan, Australia and New Zealand earlier this year.

Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper, who joined the band for the Final Tour in 2014. He will be tearing up the stage for crowds across North America once again on most 2015 dates. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.

THE FINAL TOUR

Remaining 2015 Dates
(with Very Special Guest Alice Cooper except dates marked with *)

7/22/15 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
7/24/15 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
7/26/15 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
7/28/15 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
7/29/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena
7/31/15 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
8/3/15 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
8/5/15 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
8/7/15 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
8/8/15 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
8/9/15 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/11/15 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
8/12/15 – New York, NY – Barclays Center
8/14/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
8/15/15 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
8/16/15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
8/18/15 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
8/19/15 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
8/20/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/22/15 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
8/23/15 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
8/24/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
8/26/15 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
8/28/15 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
8/29/15 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
8/30/15 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
* 9/2/15 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
9/4/15 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
* 9/5/15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
* 9/6/15 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
* 9/8/15 – Monterrey, NL – Arena Monterrey
* 9/10/15 – Mexico City, DF – Arena Ciudad de Mexico
10/5/15 – Hidalgo, TX – State Farm Arena
10/7/15 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10/8/15 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
10/10/15 – Evansville, IN – The Ford Center
10/11/15 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
10/13/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
10/14/15 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagra Center
10/16/15 – Bridgeport, CT – Webster Bank Arena
10/17/15 – Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena
10/18/15 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
Monday 2 NOV – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK
Tuesday 3 NOV – Manchester Arena, UK
Wednesday 4 NOV – Birmingham Genting Arena, UK
Friday 6 NOV – London SSE Arena, Wembley, UK
Sunday 8 NOV – Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Monday 9 NOV – Basel St. Jakobshalle, Switzerland*
Tuesday 10 NOV – Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy
Thursday 12 NOV – Monte Carlo, Monaco Sporting Club, Monaco*
Friday 13 NOV – Munich Zenith, Germany
Saturday 14 NOV – Düsseldorf ISS Dome, Germany
Monday 16 NOV – Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden*
Wednesday 18 NOV – Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland*
Friday 20 NOV – Abu Dhabi Du Arena, United Arab Emirates*
12/4/15 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
12/7/15 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
12/8/15 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
12/10/15 – Saskatoon, SA – SaskTel Centre
12/12/15 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
12/13/15 – Calgary, AB – ScotiaBank Saddledome
12/15/15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
12/19/15 – Phoenix, AZ – U.S. Airways Center
12/20/15 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
12/22/15 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
*12/27/15 – *Las Vegas, NV – MGM Arena
*12/28/15 – *Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
*12/30/15 – *Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
*12/31/15 – *Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

European Final Tour Dates Announced!

Motley Crue Announce Last Ever European Dates as Part of The Final Tour

with very special guest Alice Cooper

Motley Crue: The Final TourLondon 9th June 2015 – One of the most legendary and iconic rock bands to ever grace the world of music, Mötley Crüe, have made their last tour announcement ever today when they revealed the cities of their Final European Tour to take place this November. The European dates are part of the band’s 2-year ‘Final Tour’ cycle that will culminate at Staples Center on December 31st in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA for their final show ever.

At a press conference in London hosted by Matt Everitt of BBC6 Music today, the band gathered in front of European media from 12 countries and announced the tour dates demanded by none other than their fans. Leading up to today’s announcement, Mötley Crüe gave the fans an opportunity to voice their thoughts and vote on which European cities they would like to see the band play. An overwhelming 500,000 fans in 18 European countries shared their messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #DemandtheCrue and could track the progress of the conversation via a heat map that was updated daily at: Motley.com/DemandTheCrue

The November tour dates will be the ultimate farewell to the European continent as Mötley Crüe will be bringing over their biggest production and pyro show to date including Nikki Sixx’s flame throwing bass and Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum coaster, as well as the “Crüesnest” where fans can sit with the band up close and personal during the grand finale of the show. Check out highlights from Mötley Crüe’s show here.

Speaking on their final ever European tour announcement, bassist Nikki Sixx said:
“We’re excited to come back to Europe with all the songs, bells and whistles and say goodbye during The Final Tour to the greatest fans in rock n roll.”

Motley Crue Fan Club presale tickets and VIP Packages go on presale beginning 10th June in select markets. For VIP Packages go to http://motleyvip.com. To join the fan club go to http://fanclub.motley.com.

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour includes shows all across the globe. Mötley Crüe have just finished a tour of Australia and New Zealand in May for their last ever shows there after concluding their final Japan run this past February. The band are currently saying farewell to the European festival circuit having just laid waste to Sweden Rock Festival this past weekend and with two massive performances coming up this weekend at Novarock Festival in Austria and at Download in the UK before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their two year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career for December 2015. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. “Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”

Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper*, who already joined the band for the Final Tour in 2014. He will be tearing up the stage once again on most 2015 dates. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.

THE FINAL TOUR – EUROPE
NOVEMBER 2015

Monday 2 NOV – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK*
Tuesday 3 NOV – Manchester Arena, UK*
Wednesday 4 NOV – Birmingham Genting Arena, UK*
Friday 6 NOV – London SSE Arena, Wembley, UK*
Sunday 8 NOV – Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany*
Monday 9 NOV – Basel St. Jakobshalle, Switzerland
Tuesday 10 NOV – Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy*
Thursday 12 NOV – Monte Carlo, Monaco Sporting Club, Monaco
Friday 13 NOV – Munich Zenith, Germany*
Saturday 14 NOV – Düsseldorf ISS Dome, Germany*
Monday 16 NOV – Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
Wednesday 18 NOV – Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland
Friday 20 NOV – Abu Dhabi Du Arena, United Arab Emirates

*Alice Cooper only appearing on selected dates

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 19th June 2015 priced at £47.50 / £40.00 London
£45.00 / £40.00 / £35.00 regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

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. Mötley Crüe 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 drum roller coaster. Mötley Crüe was featured in KIA MOTORS’ award winning 2012 Super Bowl commercial and their music was used extensively in Dodge’s 2014 Challenger and Charger ad campaigns.

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. These European shows will include his 15th performance at London’s legendary Wembley Arena since 1972, and mark 40 years since he brought his historic “Welcome To My Nightmare” show there in 1975. 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. 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 live show. Currently, Alice’s touring band features the three guitar attack of Nita Strauss, 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.

#DemandtheCrue Campaign for Last Ever European Tour

Iconic rock legends Mötley Crüe, have launched a social media campaign today that will allow fans to request which cities they should visit in Europe as part of their global ‘Final Tour’.

No official announcement has been made about a European leg, but the band are offering fans the opportunity to request shows in their cities by casting a vote for their city at http://demand.motley.com/ and by using the hashtag #demandthecrue across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Votes can be cast daily and fans can track the progress of the conversation through an interactive heatmap on the site.

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour includes shows all across the globe. Mötley Crüe have just finished a tour of Australia and New Zealand in May for their last ever shows there after concluding their last Japan run this past February. The band will be saying farewell to the European festival circuit in the coming weeks playing their last ever European Festival performances at Sweden Rocks (Sweden), Download (UK) and Novarock (Austria) before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their two year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career for December 2015 with the last show ever at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. “Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”

New Dates Announced: The Final Tour Coming to Alaska

We’re coming to Anchorage! Motley Crue will play the Alaska Airlines Center July 16 + 17.

Pre-sale tickets will be available to members of the Alaska Airlines Center “VIP Cyber Club” from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, May 14 (online only).

Tickets for the general public will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15.

Ticket prices start at $69 and will be available AlaskaAirlinesCenter.com or at the Alaska Airlines Center box office, 3550 Providence Drive and 907-786-1562.

Last Additional North American Dates of Final Tour Revealed Due to Overwhelming Fan Demand

Motley Crue: The Final TourNew York, NY (April 21, 2015) – Iconic rock band Mötley Crüe announced today the details of their final addition of North American dates. The select new shows will take place in October and December as part of the band’s two year Final Tour cycle. Mötley Crüe’s touring career will conclude on New Year’s Eve, December 31 at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band’s career began 34 years ago.

Says bassist Nikki Sixx: “The demand to add more shows in North America has been overwhelming. The fans have spoken so we’ve been trying to find time for more dates in addition to the international dates on the schedule this year. We want to say goodbye to as many fans as possible so we added these shows around the holidays. No better way to spend them than with the people who have supported us over all these years.”

The new North American shows announced today will see the band visit cities such as Little Rock, AR and Lincoln, NE in the US and Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon in Canada. All dates will be taking place in arenas exclusively to ensure fans get to experience the full show production of the Final Tour.

Leading-up to today’s announcement, Mötley Crüe gave fans an opportunity to voice their thoughts on what additional cities they would like to see the band play. Fans shared their messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #DemandtheCrue and could see the progress of the conversation via a heat map that was updated daily at: Motley.com/DemandTheCrue

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After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour includes shows all across the globe. Next up, Mötley Crüe will head over to Australia and New Zealand in May for their last ever shows there. June will see the band saying farewell to the European festival circuit with 3 massive performances at Download (UK), Sweden Rock (Sweden) and Novarock (Austria) Festivals before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico this summer.

Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their two year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career for December 2015. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world, most recently playing their final shows in Japan.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. “Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”

Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper, who joined the band for the Final Tour in 2014. He will be tearing up the stage for crowds across North America once again on most 2015 dates. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.

The band’s exclusive VIP Packages (including opportunities to meet band members, new exclusive merchandise, up-close and personal view of the encore performance like never before in the CRÜESNEST, and more) and Fan Club pre-sales for these dates start 4/22. Check out VIP offers at http://motleyvip.com. To join the Fan Club go to http://fanclub.motley.com

Local ticket pre-sales start this Thursday, 4/23 at 10am local time before the public on-sale begins on Friday 4/24 at 10am local time with some dates going on sale on Saturday, 4/25. See below for a full list of dates. For more information go to www.motley.com

THE FINAL TOUR 2015
Remaining North American Dates
(with Very Special Guest Alice Cooper except dates marked with *)
Newly announced dates in RED

7/22/15 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
7/24/15 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
7/26/15 – Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
7/28/15 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
7/29/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena
7/31/15 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
8/3/15 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
8/5/15 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
8/7/15 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
8/8/15 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
8/9/15 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
8/11/15 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
8/12/15 – New York, NY – Barclays Center
8/14/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
8/15/15 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
8/16/15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
8/18/15 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
8/19/15 – Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
8/20/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/22/15 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
8/23/15 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
8/24/15 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
8/26/15 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
8/28/15 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
8/29/15 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
8/30/15 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
* 9/2/15 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
9/4/15 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
* 9/5/15 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
* 9/6/15 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
* 9/8/15 – Monterrey, NL – Arena Monterrey
* 9/10/15 – Mexico City, DF – Arena Ciudad de Mexico
10/5/15 – Hidalgo, TX – State Farm Arena
10/7/15 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
10/8/15 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
10/10/15 – Evansville, IN – The Ford Center
10/11/15 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
10/13/15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
10/14/15 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagra Center
10/16/15 – Bridgeport, CT – Webster Bank Arena
10/17/15 – Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena
10/18/15 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
12/4/15 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
12/7/15 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
12/8/15 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
12/10/15 – Saskatoon, SA – SaskTel Centre
12/12/15 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
12/13/15 – Calgary, AB – ScotiaBank Saddledome
12/15/15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
12/19/15 – Phoenix, AZ – U.S. Airways Center
12/20/15 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
12/22/15 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
*12/27/15 – *Las Vegas, NV – MGM Arena
*12/28/15 – *Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
*12/30/15 – *Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
*12/31/15 – *Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

Tune In Alert: Nikki Sixx Featured in VH1 Classic Rock Docu-Series “Rock Icons”

VH1 CLASSIC PRESENTS ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES “ROCK ICONS”
NIKKI SIXX EPISODE PREMIERING SATURDAY MARCH 28 AT 10 PM ET/PT.

(March 16, 2015 – New York, NY) – VH1 Classic presents “ROCK ICONS” an original docu-series profiling the most legendary artists in the history of rock music. VH1 Classic will run their episode centering around Nikki Sixx on Saturday, March 28th at 10pm EST/PST. Get a glimpse of the episode:

VH1 Classic describes the episode… Nikki Sixx- The Architect: The sordid life of Mötley Crüe bass player Nikki Sixx is well-known, thanks to headlines on MTV News and the lurid smash autobiographies The Dirt and The Heroin Diaries. VH1’s “Rock Icons” doesn’t add to the effluent, instead, when we chat with Nikki in his L.A. radio studio, the focus is placed squarely on a different story of Mr. Sixx – that of the musical architect, provocative artist and tireless visionary. Sixx’s contemporaries – including Mötley Crüe singer, Vince Neil and Sixx:A.M. singer & producer James Michael – are speaking about their work with him in the upcoming episode.

“ROCK ICONS” is 10 groundbreaking 30-minute episodes that go past the veil of mystery and beyond the velvet ropes with in-depth, intimate portraits revealing who these rock stars really are, and the road that lead them to their iconic status today. Each episode is jam-packed with exclusive interviews, never-before-seen footage with featured artists and key people who helped shape their exemplary careers. Produced by Banger Films, “ROCK ICONS” brings together elements of celebrated shows such as Classic Albums, Biography, Iconoclasts, and Banger’s own hit show Metal Evolution. “ROCK ICONS” celebrates the innovative artists who defined the history of rock music. For more info on the series visit: www.vh1.com/shows/rock-icons/

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. In January 2014 the band announced their FINAL TOUR, presented by Dodge in 2014 and produced by Live Nation throughout which will run through New Year’s Eve 2015 and span major cities across the globe. They also announced their bestselling biography, THE DIRT being made into a movie directed by Jeff Tremaine.

VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.The channel features the gods of rock- from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include “National Metal Day” (11.11) and “Metal Evolution,” an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal.
Founded in 2004, Banger Films is a multi-award winning production company specializing in feature-length and TV documentaries and live concert filming. Banger’s catalogue includes the groundbreaking documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey {2006 SXSW Audience choice Award Winner} Iron Maiden: Flight 666 {Winner of 2010 SXSW Audience Choice Award}, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage {Grammy-nominated 2011}, the smash-hit series Metal Evolution {2011}, and the doc-opera Super Duper Alice Cooper {2014}.