MÖTLEY CRÜE ANNOUNCE LAST EVER EUROPEAN DATES AS PART OF THEIR ‘FINAL TOUR’
WITH SPECIAL GUEST ALICE COOPER
London 9th June 2015 – One of the most legendary and iconic rock bands to grace the world’s stages, Mötley Crüe made their last tour announcement ever today when they revealed which European cities would be included on their Final Tour. The European dates are part of the band’s 2-year ‘Final Tour’ cycle that will culminate at Staples Center on December 31st in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA for their last show ever.
Mötley Crüe gave their fans an opportunity to vote which European cities they would visit on the Final Tour. An overwhelming 500,000 fans in 18 European countries shared their messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #DemandtheCrue. They could also track the progress of the conversation via a heat map that was updated daily at: Motley.com/DemandTheCrue. Today, at a press conference in London hosted by Matt Everitt of BBC6 Music, the band gathered in front of European media from 12 countries and revealed the results of the voting.
The November tour dates will be the ultimate farewell to the European continent asMötley Crüe bring their biggest production and pyro show to date, including Nikki Sixx’s flame throwing bass and Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum roller coaster, as well as the “Crüesnest” where fans can sit with the band up close and personal during the grand finale of the show. Check out highlights from Mötley Crüe’s show here:
Bassist Nikki Sixx commented:
“We’re excited to come back to Europe with all the songs, bells and whistles and say goodbye during The Final Tour to the greatest fans in rock n roll.”
After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour includes shows all across the globe. Mötley Crüe have just finished touring Australia, New Zealand and Japan, The band are currently saying farewell to the European festival circuit having just laid waste to Sweden Rock Festival this past weekend and with two massive performances coming up this weekend at Novarock Festival in Austria and at Download in the UK before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Mötley Crüe originally announced plans for their two year Final Tour by signing aCessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career as December 31st 2015. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world.
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. “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.”
Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper*, who already joined the band for the Final Tour in 2014. He will be tearing up the stage once again on most 2015 dates. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.
THE FINAL TOUR – EUROPE
Monday 2 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK*
Tuesday 3 Manchester Arena, UK*
Wednesday 4 Birmingham Genting Arena, UK*
Friday 6 London SSE Arena, Wembley, UK
Sunday 8 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany*
Monday 9 Basel St. Jakobshalle, Switzerland
Tuesday 10 Medoplanum Forum, Italy*
Thursday 12 Monte Carlo, Monaco Sporting Club, Monaco
Friday 13 Munich, Zenith, Germany*
Saturday 14 Düsseldorf ISS Dome, Germany*
Monday 16 Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
Wednesday 18 Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland
Friday 20 Abu Dhabi Du Arena, United Arab Emirates
*With Alice Cooper
Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 19th June 2015 priced at £47.50 / £40.00 London
£45.00 / £40.00 / £35.00 regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
About MÖTLEY CRÜE
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum
or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band’s biography, THE DIRT) and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. Mötley Crüe was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band continues to remain on the forefront of entertainment reinventing themselves via not only their music but also their mind blowing live shows featuring never seen before elements, such as Tommy Lee’s drum roller coaster.Mötley Crüe was featured in KIA MOTORS’ award winning 2012 Super Bowl commercial and their music was used extensively in Dodge’s 2014 Challenger and Charger ad campaigns.
About Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper is a true rock icon, having pioneered the use of theatrics and shocking images onstage in concerts from the earliest days of the original band of the same name. These European shows will include his 15th performance at London’s legendary Wembley Arena since 1972, and mark 40 years since he brought his historic “Welcome To My Nightmare” show there in 1975. Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, Alice has toured and recorded continuously, with his most recent album being Welcome 2 My Nightmare. Alice’s catalog of hits and anthems, including “I’m Eighteen,” “No More Mr Nice Guy,” School’s Out,” “Elected,” “Poison,” and others, are included in his live show. Currently, Alice’s touring band features the three guitar attack of Nita Strauss, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, backed by bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel. Additionally, “Nights With Alice Cooper,” Alice’s nightly radio show, is available in nearly 100 cities in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK. The show features his favorite classic rock songs along with his insider anecdotes about many of the artists.
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