The tours are over, but Motley Crue have suggested they aren't quite done yet
Motley Crue vocalist Vince Neil has surprised fans by announcing that while the finality of the band’s ‘The Final Tour’ this year remains, they won’t stop making music as a band.
Talking to Oakland Press in their home state of California, Neil revealed plans to continue in a recording capacity:
“We’ve never said we were breaking up; we just said we’re not touring anymore. We’re gonna be definitely making more music together for different projects and stuff. But right now we’re really just focused on doing these shows this year and finishing with a bang.”
The band have signed a legally binding agreement stipulating that their last ever concerts will take place this year, with an extended tour concluding at The Staples Centre, Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve. Nikki Sixx had also stated that reunion tours are “about money and not music.”
Some follow-up releases from the Crue are already expected, however, including a tour film about the final shows, and a film adaptation of their 2001 band autobiography ‘The Dirt’. It’s unclear in what capacity Motley Crue will continue to record, or if they will be releasing further albums. Their last studio album was 2008’s ‘Saints of Los Angeles’, which was followed by a 2009 ‘Greatest Hits’ compilation.
Alice Cooper, who is the support act for much of Motley Crue’s final tour, has jokingly offered to finish the final show by taking out his guillotine on stage.
Motley Crue have four remaining UK concerts, as follows:
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (November 2)
Manchester Arena (3)
Birmingham Genting Arena (4)
London Wembley Arena (6)