added: 29 Jan 2014 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
After more than three decades together, Motley Crue 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, 29TH Jan.
With over 80 million albums sold, Motley Crue has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 Motley Crue branded items sold in over 30 countries.
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.
Fans can look forward to Very Special Guest ALICE COOPER joining Motley Crue for an incredible package - Alice invented the genre and Motley Crue put steroids in it! "Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days," said Alice, "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 mutual among all four original members and a 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!!!'
The general public ticket on-sale for most shows is Friday, January 31st.
The dates for The Final Tour:
•07/02 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
•07/04 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
•07/05 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
•07/06 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
•07/08 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
•07/09 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
•07/11 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
•07/12 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
•07/13 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
•07/15 - Cedar Park, TX - Cedar Park Center
•07/16 - Dallas - Gexa Energy Pavilion
•07/18 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
•07/19 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
•07/21 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
•07/22 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
•07/23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
•07/25 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
•07/26 - Ridgefield, WA - Sleep County Amphitheater
•07/27 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
•07/29 - Wheatland, CA - Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre
•07/30 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
•08/01 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
•08/02 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
•08/03 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
•08/05 - Sturgis, SD - Sturgis Buffalo Chip
•08/06 - Sioux City, IA - Tyson Events Center
•08/08 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
•08/09 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
•08/10 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
•08/12 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
•08/13 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
•08/15 - Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
•08/16 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
•08/17 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
•08/19 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
•08/20 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
•08/22 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
•08/23 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
•08/24 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
•08/26 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
•08/27 - Allentown, PA - Great Allentown Fair
•08/29 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
•08/30 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
•08/31 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
•10/10 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
•10/11 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
•10/12 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyLink Center
•10/14 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
•10/15 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
•10/17 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock
•10/19 - Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena
•10/21 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
•10/22 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
•10/25 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Events Center
•10/26 - Montville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
•10/29 - Syracuse, NY - The OnCenter
•11/05 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum
•11/06 - Southaven, MS - Landers Center
•11/09 - Moline, IL - iWireless Center
•11/11 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
•11/12 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center
•11/13 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
•11/15 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
•11/16 - Fargo, ND - FargoDome
•11/18 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
•11/19 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
•11/21 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena