Comprised of Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitar), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums), Motley Crue has been a force in the rock pantheon for over three decades. They have sold over 80 million albums with seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles and three Grammy nominations. They also have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and countless sold out tours throughout the globe. Mӧtley Crϋe was the first rock band to complete a sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. To this day, the band continues to entertain its fans by reinventing themselves via their music and their tremendous live shows.
After 34 years performing together, the band has put together a two-year Final Tour cycle which will culminate with one last show on New Year’s Eve at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where their careers began. The 2014 leg of the tour was one of last year’s highest grossing tours selling close to a million Mӧtley Crϋe tickets across 72 cities, grossing more than $42 million.
Mӧtley Crϋe will be joined by fellow rock icon Alice Cooper for the majority of the American Final Tour. He was a pioneer in the use of stage theatrics and jarring images, creating live shows that would shock and delight fans simultaneously. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, Cooper has toured and recorded continuously and provides a thrilling performance each and every time he takes the stage.
Fans of both Mӧtley Crϋe and Alice Cooper will definitely not want to miss this incredible event as it will mark the end of an era of true high energy rock and incredible theatrical stage performance.
Motley Crue has reached a new point in its career. This band used to release major multiplatinum albums and the group used to work on decimating hotel rooms after tearing it up on stage. Now, in the 21st century, the original lineup is back together but this time they are clean, relatively. They still rock and they are co-headlining something simply known as “The Tour” with KISS, the Motley Crue of the 1970s. They are band with greater fanfare as a live act, inciting riots on classic rock stations rather than on stations featuring new music. This is not a slight but an evolution, with Motley Crue tickets still among the most in demand in the realm of hard rock and the four men on stage now able to handle their incredible success.
The band owes much of its success to a couple of hard rockers back in the early 1980s. Then Ozzy and KISS introduced Motley Crue to a nation ready to revel in hard rock without face paint (not to say the Crue did not use some eyeliner back then, but they did not paint their collectives faces white). Now, four decades later Motley Crue is back on the road with one of those bands, KISS. They are co-headlining, each playing 90 minute sets in a summer that few other groups, no matter how young the lineup, would last 45 or 60.
Motley Crue is still learning lessons from KISS too. Lead singer Vince Neil, drummer Tommy Lee, bassist Nikki Sixx, and lead guitarist Mick Mars are incorporating pyrotechnics and a 360 degree trick to their live repertoire. They are also playing the hits that keep the fans coming to these shows. They have “Looks That Kill” while “Smokin’ in the Boys Room” while looking “Girls, Girls, Girls”. Ultimately, these are the four men who brought “Dr. Feelgood” to the forefront, but for those interested in the next step for the group they will be thrilled to know there are more than Motley Crue tickets in the future. The band is working on a tenth studio album, a follow up to Saints of Los Angeles, which was the first album featuring these original four since they reunited.