The notoriously hedonistic glam-metal pioneers are calling it quits with a Final Tour that launches Wednesday night in Grand Rapids, Mich. A 72-date North American tour runs through November, ahead of a global itinerary expected to extend through 2015.
After that, the foursome that has sold 80 million albums worldwide on the strength of such rock anthems as Dr. Feelgood, Smokin’ in the Boys Room, Kickstart My Heart and Girls, Girls Girls will bow out.
‘By the time we’re done, it will have been 35 years,’ says guitarist Mick Mars, 63. ‘Mötley had a great run. It’s time to open the door for younger bands.'”