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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Motley Crue to Play Quicken Loans Arena on Farewell Tour

Posted By on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 1:26 PM

click to enlarge Vince Neil performing at Blossom in 2014. - DAVID KEMP
  • David Kemp
  • Vince Neil performing at Blossom in 2014.
We thought last year's farewell tour was truly the last time hard rockers Mötley Crüe would come to town, but the guys aren't going gentle into the good night. The band announced today on Fox and Friends that it will play the final show ever on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, at Staples Center in Los Angeles after touring for the year.  According to the official press release, the 2014 leg of the Final Tour was “one of last year's top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million.”

"Mötley Crüe's Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band," says Rick Franks, Live Nation's Regional President of North American Concerts, in a press release. "New Year's Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there's no doubt that Mötley Crüe's music will influence generations of artists for years to come."

After 34 years of performing together, the band will play 34 final North American shows. "In some of the cities, we could only reach a fraction of the fans who wanted to come see us play last year because of ticket demand so we're coming back to those places to bring them our full production including the Crüecifly drum coaster, as well as all pyro and every other bell and whistle,” says bassist Nikki Sixx in a press release. “Even despite the overwhelming fan demand we can only add so many new cities in North America because of our commitment to take the Final Tour global on our final year."

VIP Packages (including opportunities to meet band members) and Fan Club pre-sales go sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. The band, which has made its 2009 Greatest HIts album available as a free download through Google Play, plays Quicken Loans Arena on Aug. 18. Shock rocker Alice Cooper will open.

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