Motley Crue Announces “The Final Tour” for 2014

Just over two weeks ago this rather cryptic and dramatic graphic arrived in my email here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ regarding the band Motley Crue from their record label and while I could have posted something about it for you fine readers at that immediate time, I decided to wait until the date that the official scoop was at hand to do it so it had more meat and potatoes and got right to the point of what we all wanted to learn……

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That said, it was only a short time ago that Motley Crue’s four members announced that they would be embarking on their “Final Tour” in 2014 and be bringing along the great Alice Cooper as their supporting act. The bands press conference was streamed live and first presented some thoughts and observations by the bands attorney and several others. We then heard from Alice Cooper who talked about touring with the band for the very first time in their mutual history and he appeared excited about that and the band that he currently has under his command. The members of Motley Crue were then introduced and in case you have been under a rock all these years that’s Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars. The bands dais had tombstones in front of it that all bore their names and said R.I.P. on them.

Motley Crue Addresses The Press
Motley Crue Addresses The Press

The guys spoke about their plans and said that once they signed the legal document that their attorney would present them with after the conference, that this was it and the tour their final go round. Nikki said that fans should expect a tour like no other and that he feels many bands are ripping people off. One of the hot topics of the conference was the fact that some tickets would be as cheap as $15 apiece while other angles kept trying to corner the band into answering if they would be coming back months after the tour ended with a grand return. Those questions made Sixx chuckle at the press who tried to catch them. The band was also polled about their plans afterward and each has of them have something in their minds that they wish to focus more on. Vince wants to do more with his restaurants while Nikki, Tommy and Mick all will be doing music with different parties to keep life interesting. I’m sure the band’s army of fans will be sinking their teeth into that stuff for sure. The tickets for the tour will be on sale on 1/31 and the tour begins in the middle of the summer so check out the healthy roster of dates below.

Motley Crue @ MSG 2009
Motley Crue @ MSG 2009

The Final Tour Dates:
07/02/14: Grand Rapids, MI, @ Van Andel Arena
07/04/14: Milwaukee, WI, @ Summerfest
07/05/14: Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
07/06/14: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
07/08/14: Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
07/09/14: Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/11/14: Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
07/12/14: Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
07/13/14: Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
07/15/14: Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center
07/16/14: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/18/14: Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
07/19/14: Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
07/21/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
07/22/14: Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
07/23/14: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Ampitheatre
07/25/14: Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
07/26/14: Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep County Ampitheater
07/27/14: Auburn, WA @ White River Ampitheater
07/29/14: Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Ampitheater
07/30/14: Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Ampitheater
08/01/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Ampitheatre
08/02/14: Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
08/03/14: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
08/05/14: Sturgis, SD @ Sturgis Buffalo Chip
08/06/14: Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center
08/08/14: Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
08/09/14: Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/10/14: Toronto, ON, Canada @ Molson Canadian Ampitheatre
08/12/14: Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
08/13/14: Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
08/15/14: Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Ampitheatre
08/16/14: Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre @Encore Park
08/17/14: Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre
08/19/14: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavillion
08/20/14: Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
08/22/14: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/23/14: Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/24/14: Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
08/26/14: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/27/14: Allentown, PA @ Great Allentown Fair
08/29/14: Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/30/14: Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

08/31/14: Darien Center NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
10/10/14: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Arena
10/11/14: The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
10/12/14: Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
10/14/14: Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
10/15/14: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/17/14: Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live
10/19/14: Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21/14: Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22/14: Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
10/25/14: Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Events Center
10/26/14: Montville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
10/28/14: New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/29/14: Syracuse, NY @ The OnCenter Complex
11/05/14: Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast College
11/06/14: Southhaven, MS @ Landers Center
11/09/14: Moline, IL @ iWireless Center
11/11/14: Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
11/12/14: Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
11/13/14: Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
11/15/14: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
11/16/14: Fargo, ND @ FargoDome
11/18/14: Edmonton, AB, Canada @ Rexall Place
11/19/14: Calgary, AB, Canada @ Scotiabank Saddledome
11/21/14: Vancouver, BC Canada @ Rogers Arena
11/22/14: Spokane, WA, Canada @ Spokane Arena

Considering there are a about five months of touring dates to enjoy you have more than enough opportunity to get to see them before they go away for good. Now you seem skeptical about this officially publicized “end to all bad things” tour and I don’t blame you. After all we’ve been enjoying KISS and Ozzy Osbourne’s continued musical adventures long after each group announced farewell runs. One has to feel that the words “last tour” and Rock and Roll don’t really ever work out in the same sentence but who knows perhaps The Crue will prove us wrong and really say “thank you goodnight” one last time as a group on the same stage. What are your thoughts about the whole shebang? Does this make you sad as a Metal fan and will you head out to one or two or three of the shows if your means allow? I know that I am going to try and hit at least two of the area shows if possible.

Official Website: http://www.motley.com

There are a LOT of albums to enjoy from Motley Crue and most of the catalog has been remastered for your sonic enjoyment. There are also some videos and I’ve compiled a healthy chunk of most of it for your shopping perusal below.


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