This afternoon it was announced that the band Motley Crue is calling it quits, with one final tour to cap off the rock band’s several decades in music.
One of the tour’s 72 North American stops will be in Atlantic City at the Borgata Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, with tickets going on sale Friday, Jan. 31, at 10am (available at TheBorgata.com or by-phone at 866-900-484).
According to the band, this tour, sponsored by Dodge and kicking off in July, will be the last time to see Motley Crue live — ever! The guys have even signed a binding “Cessation Of Touring” agreement to prevent future and/or unauthorized touring. (The band will take the tour overseas in 2015.)
Alice Cooper, who will be a very special guest on the tour, said: “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days. 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 a press conference today, the band will not tour after this Final Tour. Band Attorney, Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law, said:
“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!!!” Of the band’s tumultuous history, Mick Mars (guitar) adds “(It has been) more drama than ‘General Hospital’ – it keeps ‘em watchin’ and they keep comin’ back.” Vocalist, Vince Neil says of the Finality of the tour – “I’ll miss playing with the guys but I won’t quit playing rock and roll!! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley.”