NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST AND LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE BAND LIVE!
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2015 - Legendary rock icons MÖTLEY CRÜE have, at last, confirmed a highly anticipated, first-and-last-ever New Zealand date in Auckland on Saturday May 9, 2015 as part of their Final Tour, bringing along shock-rocker ALICE COOPER as very special guest.
The Final Tour marks the end of an era for the band. In January 2014, all four original members gathered to sign a binding ‘Cessation Of Touring’ agreement taking effect at the end of 2015 before a press conference in their hometown of Los Angeles and announcing the global two-year Final Tour. A year later, on January 20, 2015 in New York City, the band announced Mötley Crüe’s highly anticipated final live performance of the band to take place at LA's Staples Centre on New Year’s Eve 2015. The 2014 portion of ‘The Final Tour’ was one of last year’s top grossing US tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million USD.
New Zealand fans had better brace themselves: the mighty Crüe are bringing their high-energy show and all the hits with them, that have made the tour such a wildly successful, memorable experience for hundreds of thousands across the world. “My career focus has been on building artist’s careers –it’s kind of perversely cool to be responsible for ending one,” says Michael Coppel, President & CEO, Live Nation Australasia.
Bassist, Nikki Sixx says of the band’s visit, “We’re truly excited to come to New Zealand with the Final Tour and celebrate 34 years of Mötley Crüe with our fans in Auckland. It’s the Final Tour but it’s not a farewell because our music will live on long after we’ve stopped touring. We can’t wait to see everyone out there in May.”
Ensuring they farewell New Zealand in epic style, the inimitable Alice Cooper will accompany Mötley Crüe in Auckland as very special guest. The Hall Of Fame inductee continues to connect with New Zealand audiences via his broadly acclaimed radio show Nights With Alice Cooper.
Once coined the most evil rock singer in the world, Alice Cooper recently suggested Crüe let him kill them on stage, “That finishes everything. Four guillotines, floomp! Done!” he enthused. While his villainous vision may not be realised, an equally evil performance is guaranteed as Cooper unleashes his hard rock classics.
Thirty-four years into one of the most tumultuous and staggeringly successful careers in the history of rock music, Mötley Crüe continue to command unwavering allegiance from fans of all ages. The classic line-up of Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars still packs a powerful punch and they’re ready to show New Zealand audiences why Mötley Crüe will go down in history as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
Coinciding with the announcement of the final dates and the theme of the Final Tour, the band also released its new single “All Bad Things,” which is available for sale digitally here. The single is accompanied by a video clip of highlights spanning the 34-year career of Mötley Crüe which can be found here. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Monday March 2.
Spark customers will be able to access a special pre-sale commencing at midday on Monday February 23.
My Live Nation members can also be among the first to secure tickets during the pre-sale beginning Tuesday February 24 at 2pm. For complete details visit: livenation.co.nz
Tickets for this double down on debauchery will disappear fast. There will be no second chances.
VECTOR ARENA, AUCKLAND SATURDAY MAY 9
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM MONDAY MARCH 2
Spark pre-sale: midday Monday Feb 23 until 11am Tuesday Feb 24 My Live Nation pre-sale: 2pm Tuesday Feb 24 until 2pm Thursday Feb 26 Ticketmaster pre-sale: 2pm Friday Feb 27 until 5pm Sunday March 1