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Will Motley Crue's final shows take place in Sin City?
Has Motley Crue's biopic, "The Dirt," finally made its way out of a so-called 'Hollywood purgatory'? That's the question Rolling Stone is asking after Focus Features picked up the film and began development on it (with credit for that tidbit attributed to the Hollywood Reporter).
According to the report, the company has retained Jeff Tremaine (who has worked on "Jackass" and "Bad Grandpa") as director, and is also working with the script that Rich Wilkes wrote with the "Californication" creator Tom Kapinos adapted form the band's 2001 memoir, "The Dirt: The Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band." The production company will apparently begin looking for actors in the near future.
In other news, Vince Neil has talked about the possibility of a string of official 'final shows' to take place in Las Vegas. That information came to light when Neil was speaking with the Las Vegas Sun, and he said, "I hope we can have our final after-party at the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip where we began 34 years ago, if it hasn't been torn down by then. It would be a fitting place to celebrate the beginning and the end."
Motley Crue has yet to confirm its final farewell plans. All band members previously signed a 'cessation of touring agreement' that will be enacted at the end of the year. Tour dates currently listed on their website for 2015 include February dates in Asia and June dates in Europe.
Motley Crue set to kick off final tour
Motley Crue is really taking this final tour thing seriously. So seriously, in fact, that all four members of the band signed an agreement that will permanently dissolve the group after its final concert.
Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee all appeared for a signing ceremony for a "cessation of touring agreement," which their lawyer said would bring a peaceful end to the group. The signing took place in late January 2014.
The first leg of "The Final Tour" kicks off in Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 2 – but the termination isn't valid until the end of 2015. That's because Motley Crue will take their final tour global, with one very special guest. Alice Cooper will join the group as the global tour winds down, and when all is said and done the retirement trek will have lasted some 70 dates.
Motley Crue's final tour will (of all things) service to promote a country music album paying tribute to the band, due for release in summer 2014, as well as their movie "The Dirt," set to bow in 2015. Unfortunately for fans, Motley Crue won't be issuing any new music before hitting the road. Sixx blamed a "segmented radio environment unsuitable for their brand of rock" for the decision. The band's most recent new song was "Sex," recorded at Lee's studio in advance of a co-headlining tour with Kiss. Their last studio album was "Saints of Los Angeles" in 2008. It is possible that Motley Crue will release its new music in a song-by-song format, but fans will have to stay tuned for details.
A History of Motley Crue tickets
Their name says it all, and since they began performing in 1981, the four members of Motley Crue have done everything possible to draw attention to their motley ways. Legendary for their wild antics on stage and off, Motley Crue has built a massive following almost as much for their head-banging, hard-partying, devil-may-care lifestyle as for their heavy-hitting, thick- metal rock music. And though they have chilled out some in their off-stage lives, their concerts are still a wall of insanity that they've always been known for. Motley Crue tickets are a chance to see one of the most storied rock bands of all time.
A Consistent Theme
Motley Crue began as the quartet of guitarist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, who founded the band, then added guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil. They headlined around the Los Angeles heavy metal club circuit until they recorded their first album, Too Fast for Love in 1981, which had modest success on the Billboard album charts and continued attracting fans. Though it didn't bring them stardom their debut album established the band's sound, a throbbing, driving, amped-up metal rock that grabs hold and forces you to move, or else. That sound, which has served Motley Crue quite well, has remained consistent throughout their 30 years of performing, to the delight of their fans, who can depend on the Crue to give them exactly what they expect every time. Motley Crue's second album, Shout at the Devil, in 1983, elevated them to the next level, not only due to the controversy they incited with suggestions of devil worship. They scored hits with the singles 'Looks That Kill' and 'Too Young to Fall in Love,' as well as 'Shout at the Devil,' which became a favorite at their live shows. By now, Motley Crue was joining the ranks of Poison and Def Leppard in the top ranks of glam-rock bands known for their heavy face makeup, large, teased hair, trend-setting clothing and partying ways. By the time they released their third album, Theatre of Pain, in 1985, hit singles were expected, and 'Smokin' in the Boys Room' delivered. However, the band showed a touch of expansion with the power ballad 'Home Sweet Home,' another hit single from their third album. Motley Crue contined to deliver the goods through the rest of the decade, scoring more hits with their albums Girls, Girls, Girls in 1987 and Dr. Feelgood in 1989.
Though the members of Motley Crue tamed their partying some after a decade of heavy drugs and drinking (including near overdoses and near-fatal car accidents), they continued to live up to their name. Tommy Lee was arrested for indecent exposure during a tour in Cincinnati, and singer Vince Neil was arrested for inciting a riot in Milwaukee. No matter, their fans continued to flock to their shows, and that hasn't changed, even after 30 years. With the release of the movie The Dirt, an autobiography of Motley Crue, the band is back in the headlines, reunited, working on new tunes, and packing concert venues again.
Motley Crue Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Saints of Los Angeles||2008|
|Carnival of Sins (disc 1)||2005|
|Red, White & Crüe||2005|
|The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Mötley Crüe||2005|
|Home Sweet Home||2005|
|Live: Entertainment or Death||2003|
|Supersonic and Demonic Relics||1999|
|Crücial Crüe Sampler||1999|
|Shoot to Kill||1995|
|Decade of Decadence '81-'91||1991|
|Live in Fresno (1990), Volume 1||1990|
|Live in Fresno (1990), Volume 2||1990|
|Girls, Girls, Girls||1987|
|Theatre of Pain||1985|
|Shout at the Devil||1983|
|Secrets of Tone||1982|
|Too Fast for Love||1982|
Top 10 Motley Crue Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Shout At The Devil||421||121|
|2||Looks That Kill||257||91|
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Motley Crue Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/22/2014 Spokane WA Spokane Arena 11/21/2014 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 11/19/2014 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 11/18/2014 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 11/16/2014 Fargo ND Fargodome 11/15/2014 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 11/13/2014 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 11/12/2014 Madison WI Alliant Energy Center Coliseum 11/11/2014 Green Bay WI Resch Center 11/09/2014 Moline IL i wireless Center 11/08/2014 Detroit MI Joe Louis Arena 11/06/2014 Southaven MS Landers Center 11/05/2014 Biloxi MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum 10/29/2014 Syracuse NY War Memorial at Oncenter 10/28/2014 New York NY Madison Square Garden 10/26/2014 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 10/25/2014 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Music Box 10/24/2014 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Music Box 10/22/2014 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum 10/21/2014 Greenville SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena 10/19/2014 Jacksonville FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 10/17/2014 Hollywood FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 10/15/2014 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 10/14/2014 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 10/14/2014 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 10/12/2014 Bossier City LA CenturyLink Center 10/11/2014 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 10/10/2014 Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 09/19/2014 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 08/31/2014 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 08/30/2014 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/29/2014 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 08/27/2014 Allentown PA Allentown Fairgrounds 08/26/2014 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 08/24/2014 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/23/2014 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/22/2014 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/20/2014 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 08/19/2014 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 08/17/2014 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 08/16/2014 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 08/15/2014 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 08/13/2014 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 08/12/2014 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 08/10/2014 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 08/09/2014 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 08/08/2014 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/06/2014 Sioux City IA Tyson Events Center 08/05/2014 Sturgis SD Buffalo Chip Campground 08/03/2014 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 08/02/2014 Denver CO Pepsi Center 08/01/2014 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 07/30/2014 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 07/29/2014 Wheatland CA Toyota Amphitheatre 07/27/2014 Auburn WA White River Amphitheatre 07/26/2014 Ridgefield WA Amphitheater Northwest 07/25/2014 Reno NV Reno Events Center 07/23/2014 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 07/22/2014 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 07/21/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 07/19/2014 Phoenix AZ Desert Sky Pavilion 07/18/2014 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 07/16/2014 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 07/15/2014 Cedar Park TX Cedar Park Center 07/13/2014 Tulsa OK BOK Center 07/12/2014 Wichita KS INTRUST Bank Arena 07/11/2014 Des Moines IA Wells Fargo Arena 07/09/2014 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 07/08/2014 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 07/06/2014 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 07/05/2014 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 07/04/2014 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 07/02/2014 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 06/20/2014 Montebello QC Marina de Montebello
Motley Crue Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 10/06/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 10/05/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 10/04/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 10/02/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 09/29/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 09/28/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 09/27/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 09/25/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 09/22/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 09/21/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 09/20/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 09/18/2013 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 09/14/2013 Miami OK Buffalo Run Casino 09/13/2013 Oklahoma City OK Downtown Airpark 09/12/2013 Durant OK Choctaw Casino 08/16/2013 Orlando FL Amway Center 07/23/2013 Big Flats NY Budweiser Summer Stage at Tags 07/22/2013 Mount Pleasant MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort 07/21/2013 Cadott WI Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds 07/19/2013 Monticello IA Great Jones County Fair 07/18/2013 Walker MN Moondance Jam 07/18/2013 Walker MN Moondance Festival Grounds 07/18/2013 Cadott WI Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds 05/25/2013 Atlantic City NJ Trump Taj Mahal 05/24/2013 Big Flats NY Budweiser Summer Stage at Tags 05/23/2013 Verona NY Turning Stone Casino 05/21/2013 Bethlehem PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center 05/20/2013 Bethlehem PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center 05/18/2013 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 05/17/2013 Gilford NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook 05/16/2013 Bangor ME Darling's Waterfront Pavilion 05/14/2013 Kanata ON Scotiabank Place 05/13/2013 Montreal QC Bell Centre 05/11/2013 Oshawa ON General Motors Centre 05/10/2013 Hamilton ON FirstOntario Centre 05/09/2013 Sudbury ON Sudbury Arena 05/07/2013 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 05/06/2013 Brandon MB Keystone Centre 05/04/2013 Estevan SK Spectra Place 05/03/2013 Moose Jaw SK Mosaic Place 05/02/2013 Saskatoon SK SaskTel Centre 04/30/2013 Lethbridge AB Enmax Centre 04/29/2013 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 04/28/2013 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 04/26/2013 Dawson Creek BC EnCana Events Centre 04/25/2013 Prince George BC CN Centre 04/23/2013 Abbotsford BC Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre 04/22/2013 Victoria BC Save On Foods Memorial Centre 04/20/2013 Penticton BC South Okanagan Events Centre
Motley Crue Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/17/2012 Sao Paulo Sambodromo Do Anhembi 11/16/2012 Rio de Janeiro HSBC Arena 09/23/2012 Hartford CT Comcast Theatre 09/22/2012 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 09/21/2012 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 09/19/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 09/18/2012 Scranton PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain 09/16/2012 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 09/15/2012 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 09/13/2012 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 09/12/2012 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 09/11/2012 Allegan MI Allegan County Fair 09/08/2012 East Troy WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre 09/07/2012 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 09/05/2012 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 09/04/2012 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 09/02/2012 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 09/01/2012 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 08/31/2012 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 08/29/2012 Saint Paul MN Minnesota State Fair Grandstand 08/27/2012 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 08/26/2012 Tulsa OK BOK Center 08/24/2012 Mack CO Country Jam USA Campground - Grand Junction 08/24/2012 Mack CO Country Jam USA Campground - Grand Junction 08/19/2012 Ridgefield WA Amphitheater Northwest 08/18/2012 Auburn WA White River Amphitheatre 08/16/2012 Concord CA Concord Pavilion 08/14/2012 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 08/12/2012 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 08/11/2012 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 08/11/2012 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Events Center 08/10/2012 Phoenix AZ Desert Sky Pavilion 08/08/2012 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 08/07/2012 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 08/05/2012 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 08/04/2012 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 08/03/2012 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 08/01/2012 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 07/31/2012 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 07/28/2012 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 07/27/2012 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 07/25/2012 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 07/24/2012 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 07/22/2012 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 07/21/2012 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 07/20/2012 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 07/12/2012 Oshkosh WI Country USA Fairgrounds 07/12/2012 Oshkosh WI Country USA Fairgrounds 02/19/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 02/18/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 02/17/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 02/15/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 02/14/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 02/12/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 02/11/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 02/10/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 02/08/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 02/05/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 02/04/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 02/03/2012 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint
Motley Crue Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 08/17/2011 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 08/16/2011 Fresno CA Save Mart Center 08/13/2011 Nampa ID Idaho Center 08/12/2011 Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome 08/11/2011 Ridgefield WA Amphitheater Northwest 08/09/2011 Billings MT Rimrock Auto Arena 08/07/2011 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 08/06/2011 Moline IL i wireless Center 08/03/2011 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 08/02/2011 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 07/31/2011 Scranton PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain 07/30/2011 Frederick MD Great Frederick Fair 07/29/2011 Youngstown OH Covelli Centre 07/27/2011 Cheyenne WY Cheyenne Frontier Days 07/24/2011 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 07/23/2011 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 07/22/2011 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 07/20/2011 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum 07/19/2011 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 07/17/2011 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/16/2011 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 07/15/2011 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 07/12/2011 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 07/10/2011 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 07/09/2011 Pelham AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 07/08/2011 Biloxi MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum 07/06/2011 Tampa FL Amalie Arena 07/05/2011 Hollywood FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 07/03/2011 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 07/02/2011 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 07/01/2011 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 06/29/2011 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 06/28/2011 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 06/26/2011 Cincinnati OH Riverbend Music Center 06/25/2011 Milwaukee WI BMO Harris Bradley Center 06/24/2011 Minneapolis MN Target Center 06/22/2011 Maryland Heights MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 06/21/2011 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 06/19/2011 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 06/18/2011 Las Vegas NV Red Rock Casino 06/17/2011 Phoenix AZ Desert Sky Pavilion 06/15/2011 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 06/14/2011 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 06/12/2011 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 06/10/2011 Houston TX Toyota Center 06/09/2011 San Antonio TX AT&T Center 06/07/2011 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 05/27/2011 Pryor OK Fever Music Festival Grounds 05/01/2011 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 04/29/2011 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 03/14/2011 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 03/14/2011 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 03/14/2011 Youngstown OH Covelli Centre 03/14/2011 Biloxi MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum 02/25/2011 Duluth GA Wild Bill's
Motley Crue Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 08/24/2010 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 08/22/2010 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 08/21/2010 Hartford CT Comcast Theatre 08/19/2010 Burgettstown PA First Niagara Pavilion 08/17/2010 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 08/14/2010 San Bernardino CA San Manuel Amphitheater 08/11/2010 Sturgis SD Buffalo Chip Grounds 02/05/2010 Montreal QC Bell Centre 02/04/2010 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 02/02/2010 Quebec QC Colisee Pepsi 02/01/2010 London ON Budweiser Gardens 01/29/2010 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 01/28/2010 Regina SK Brandt Centre