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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 –

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 |

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…


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

The Final Tour: Ticket and VIP Package Pre-sales begin today (1/29)!

Ticket Presales and VIP Ticket Package Presales begin Wednesday, January 29th.

FINAL_AD_MATwAC4MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club members will get the exclusive very first crack at tickets and VIP Packages, via a unique code, beginning on Wednesday, January 29th from 10am local time on Wednesday, January 29th until 10 PM local time the same day via,, or via (for those shows not being sold via Ticketmaster or LiveNation).

Not a member yet? Join now at and receive your unique password code instantly for Ticketmaster/LiveNation sales. You can also purchase the Motley Fan Club Bundle directly through beginning at 12pm local time on Wednesday, January 29th. This fan club bundle will get you a 1 year subscription to the MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club and access to the ticket and VIP presale.

Finally, VIP ticket packages will be made available to the general public on Thursday, January 30th at 10am local time via,, or via (for those shows not being sold via Ticketmaster or LiveNation). MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club members will still have access to purchase presale tickets on Thursday, January 30th and Friday, January 31st (where applicable).

The GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ONSALE for most shows begins Friday, January 31st at 10am local time followed by some shows going on sale Saturday, February 1st at 10am local time.

The following Mötley Crüe VIP Ticket Packages are being offered:

Mötley Crüe: “Too Fast” Ultimate Meet & Greet VIP Package

  • Ticket in Rows 1-2 (or GA Early Entry where applicable)
  • Exclusive Meet & Greet/Hang with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
  • Individual one-on-one photo of you with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
  • One personal item autographed by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
  • Backstage/Onstage Tour
  • Mötley Crüe Custom Autographed Electric Guitar – personalized to you by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
  • Mötley Crüe Plaque – Personalized to you
  • Merchandise Voucher worth $400, redeemable in the Mötley Crüe Exclusive Online Store
  • Autographed Litho (autographed by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars)
  • Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard
  • On-Site VIP Host

*All “Too Fast” purchasers will be entered to win a pair of front row tickets to attend the last concert on the tour. Two winners will be chosen. Winners are responsible for lodging and travel to the concert.

Mötley Crüe: “Kickstart My Heart” Diamond Meet & Greet VIP Package

  • Ticket in Rows 1-5 (or GA Early Entry where applicable)
  • Meet & Greet and Photo op with Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars
  • Backstage/Onstage Tour
  • Merchandise Voucher worth $225, redeemable in the Mötley Crüe Exclusive Online Store
  • Autographed Litho (autographed by Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars)
  • Limited Edition Commemorative Laminate and Lanyard
  • On-Site VIP Host

Mötley Crüe: “Wild Side” Gold Merchandise VIP Package

  • Ticket in P1 (or GA Early Entry ticket where applicable)
  • Merchandise Voucher worth $75, redeemable in the Mötley Crüe Exclusive Online Store

Mötley Crüe: “Live Wire” Silver Merchandise VIP Package

  • Ticket in P2 (or GA Early Entry ticket where applicable)
  • Merchandise Voucher worth $75, redeemable in the Mötley Crüe Exclusive Online Store

If you have any questions regarding the fan club ticket presales, VIP ticket packages and presales, your unique code, please check out the Ticketing/VIP FAQ page and don’t hesitate to contact Customer Service at [email protected] or by calling (877) 717-5816 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm CT).

The Final Tour Press Conference! Watch it Here!

Did you miss Motley Crue’s historic Press Conference announcing “The Final Tour”? Check out the entire show below where the band discusses the tour, their partnership with Dodge, plans for a country tribute album in partnership with Big Machine Records, the 2015 release of the film adaptation of “The Dirt” and more! Watch it NOW!

Official Release: MOTLEY CRUE Announces THE FINAL TOUR

Presented by Dodge

Band is first-ever to sign binding “Cessation of Touring” agreement to prevent future, unauthorized touring

Last Chance To Ever See The Band Perform Live

TWEET IT: #RIPMotleyCrue – @MotleyCrue announces #TheFinalTour, Country tribute album, “The Dirt” movie & more! Full details at

Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2014) – After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced today their 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. Celebrating the announcement of this Final Tour, the band will perform on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live TONIGHT and will appear on CBS This Morning TOMORROW MORNING.

FINAL_AD_MATwAC4With 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 Motley Crue’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 2nd in Grand Rapids, MI and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015. To Live Nation MÖTLEY CRÜE 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 and 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 Crue.”

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 Motley Crue, 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 genre and MÖTLEY CRÜE put steroids in it! “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” said Alice, continuing,”Motley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away. That’s exactly how we do it. Putting Motley Crue 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 Motley on stage. Motley Crue and Alice Cooper – A match made in… Armageddon?”

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 a mutual among all four original members and 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 2-year touring cycle. Tommy Lee (drums) explains “Everything must come to an end!! We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 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 and roll!! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley.”

The Final Tour will coincide with the film made from MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NY Times Best-Selling book The Dirt. Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa) has signed on to direct the opus that is set to debut in theaters globally in 2015, coinciding with The Final Tour. The Dirt is not only one of the best selling rock books of all time but also one of the greatest rock books of all time because of its brutal honesty, its unique voice, its multiple perspectives on the same events and its first-person inclusion of all members of the same band. Most rock memoirs are salacious mud-slinging accounts of a single person and MÖTLEY CRÜE was adamant to include the perspectives of all four of its members. Tremaine’s intention is to make, not just a great movie about a band, but a great movie about four misfits who, despite themselves and everyone else, band together to overcome the odds and change the history of Rock & Roll. “The Dirt’ is a movie I’ve wanted to make ever since I read the book in 2002,” says Tremaine. “I relate to the story on so many levels; my whole professional career has been about boys behaving badly, so I have a real connection to the material. It’s awesome to be working with the band at such an exciting time in Motley Crue’s history.” The film will be produced by the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Rick Yorn, Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and 10th Street Entertainment.

BIG MACHINE RECORDS, home to Country Superstars such as Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw has teamed up in a joint venture with MÖTLEY RECORDS and ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC for the summer 2014 release of a Country Music Tribute To MÖTLEY CRÜE. BIG MACHINE founder and CEO, Scott Borchetta, is among the legion of Country Music fans who love MÖTLEY CRÜE. The country tribute album will show off the band’s quality songwriting with these fresh takes on their classic hit songs. Among the artists already confirmed to be featured on the country tribute album is Florida Georgia Line. Borchetta says of the collaboration, “I have been a not-so-secret Crue fan from the beggining. When manager Chris Nilsson called with the idea for a tribute album on Big Machine Records it was an immediate ‘yes’ from me! Our album will highlight just how great the Motley Crue song catalog is. At the end of the day, that’s what will stand the test of time.”

MÖTLEY CRÜE Fan Club members will get the exclusive first crack at tickets and VIP Packages, via a unique code, beginning on Wednesday, January 29th starting at 10am local time. VIP ticket packages will be made available to the general public on Thursday, January 30th at 10am local time. The general public ticket on-sale for most shows is Friday, January 31st. All tickets and packages can be obtained via,, or via

Full List of dates can be found HERE:

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 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 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

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 beingWelcome 2 My Nightmare through UMe. Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original ground breaking, multi-platinumWelcome To My Nightmare album in 1975. Alice’s lengthy catalog of hits and anthems include “I’m Eighteen,” “No More Mr Nice Guy,” School’s Out,””Billion Dollar Babies,” “Elected,” and”Poison.” 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. “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. Additionally, 2014 will see the release of “Super Duper Alice Cooper,” a documentary film on Alice’s career path and journey through life, from Banger Films,the same team that produced recent award-winning documentaries on Rush and Iron Maiden.

About Big Machine Label Group
At the helm of the independent Big Machine Label Group is industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who serves as President and CEO. The conglomerate encompasses Big Machine Records (founded in 2005), The Valory Music Co. (founded in 2007) and Republic Nashville (a partnership with Universal Republic founded in 2009 with Jimmy Harnen serving as President). The Big Machine Label Group’s current artist roster includes Multi-Platinum superstars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Reba; Platinum sensations The Band Perry and Florida Georgia Line; Legendary group The Mavericks; Gold-selling artists Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore; Chart-topping act Eli Young Band as well as Hot newcomers Thomas Rhett, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Laura Bell Bundy, The Cadillac Three and Danielle Bradbery, in addition to soundtracks for ABC’s hit drama “NASHVILLE.” BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Award and People’s Choice Award accolades as well as Brit Award and JUNO Award nominations. In 2012 BMLG rejuvenated its publishing arm with Big Machine Music, which has created a joint venture with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald’s Prescription Songs, allowing the two companies to co-publish songwriters and artists whose unique talents translate across genres. Big Machine was also the first-ever label to align with terrestrial radio for performance royalty rights. The label group has also forayed into the racing world, sponsoring the Brickyard 400 as well as back-to-back Indy500 drivers.

About Jeff Tremaine
Jeff Tremaine, along with Spike Jonze and Johnny Knoxville, created jackass, a television series that became a cultural phenomenon, spawning the franchise of hits: jackass: the movie, jackass number two and jackass 3D, which were all #1 at the box office. Beyond jackass, Tremaine created and executive produced a number of television series, including MTV’s Wildboyz, Rob & Big, Nitro Circus, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness, and the Adult Swim series, Loiter Squad. He has also directed and produced a number of music videos and documentaries. Most recently, Tremaine directed “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”, another #1 box office hit, which was released by Paramount Pictures on October 25th, 2013.

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