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