Iconic rock band Mötley Crüe announced today on Fox and Friends the details of their final performance. This will mark the end of their touring career and will conclude their two year Final Tour cycle at the end of 2015 on New Year’s Eve, December 31 at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band’s career began 34 years ago. The tour will also include a finalAtlanta show at Philips Arena on August 30. The band will be celebrating this week’s big announcement with a performance on The Tonight Show on January 22.
Tickets for the Atlanta date will go on sale to the general public this Saturday, January 24 at 10am at Ticketmaster.com, Philips Arena Box Office, by phone (800-745-3000) and at all Ticketmaster outlets.
The band’s exclusive VIP Packages (including opportunities to meet band members, exclusive merchandise and more) and Fan Club pre-sales start tomorrow, Wednesday, January 21 at 10am EST, with a special Citicard member pre-sale beginning at 5pm EST the same day.
Local pre-sales start this Thursday, January 22 at 10am EST. See below for a full list of dates. For VIP packages and ticket information, go to www.motley.com.
Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their two-year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their Final Tour at the end of 2015.
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.”
After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour will see the band play Japan in February, then Australia/New Zealand in spring. In June Mötley Crüe will say farewell to the European Festival circuit with 3 massive performances at Download (UK), Sweden Rock (Sweden) and Novarock (Austria) Festivals before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico this summer for 34 final North American shows due to tremendous fan demand.
The North American dates will see the band visit cities such as Chicago, New York, Toronto, Atlanta, Mexico City and will be taking place in arenas exclusively to ensure fans in all cities get to experience the full show production of the Final Tour.
“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. 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.” says Nikki Sixx (bass).
Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper, who joined the band for the Final Tour in 2014. He will be tearing up the stage for crowds across North America once again. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.
Following the North American summer shows, the band will take the Final Tour on more international dates this Fall before “all bad things come to an end” for good on New Year’s Eve 2015.
Coinciding with today’s announcement and the theme of the Final Tour, the band also released its new single “All Bad Things” this morning which is available for sale digitally here: http://smarturl.it/MC_AllBadThings. The single is accompanied by a video clip of highlights of Mötley Crüe’s 34-year career which premiered today on The Tonight Show’s blog – http://fallontonight.tumblr.com/ to preview the band’s national TV appearance on the show this Thursday.
To give back to the fans for their support over the years, Mötley Crüe will give away their best selling GREATEST HITS album for free in partnership with Google Play for one week only. Download the album through Tuesday, 1/27 here: http://goo.gl/3hg3Qw. The compilation album includes classic hits like “Dr. Feelgood,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Kickstart My Heart,” amongst many more – check out a special message here: http://youtu.be/Fj03fG7ngas.
Mötley Crüe are also in the process of putting together the ultimate collector’s album package for the fans to be released later this year which will include the new track, “All Bad Things” amongst many other surprises, details of which will be announced in the near future.
Since 2015 is all about celebrating the legacy of Mötley Crüe, the band and fans from around the world will also be able to share their memories, pictures, thoughts and stories of 34 years of Mötley Crüe online at www.motley.com using #RipMotleyCrue.
THE FINAL TOUR 2015
2/11/15 Kobe, JP Kobe World
2/12/15 Nagoya, JP Nagoya Gaishi Hall
2/14/15 Tokyo, JP Tokyo Super Arena
2/15/15 Tokyo, JP Tokyo Super Arena
2/17/15 Fukuoka, JP Fukuoka Kokusai Center
(with Very Special Guest Alice Cooper except dates marked with *)
Matthew Knight Arena
Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
Taco Bell Arena
Salt Lake City, UT
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center
BMO Harris Bradley Center
The Palace of Auburn Hills
New York, NY
Wells Fargo Center
Mohegan Sun Arena
Quicken Loans Arena
U.S. Bank Arena
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Air Canada Centre
Canadian Tire Centre
Royal Farms Arena
Time Warner Cable Arena
American Airlines Arena
New Orleans, LA
Smoothie King Center
San Antonio, TX
Mexico City, DF
Arena Ciudad de Mexico
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA