Iconic rock band Mötley Crüe announced Tuesday the details of their final performances, including a stop at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday, August 18th. 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 in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band's career began 34 years ago. The band will be celebrating this week's big announcement with a performance on The Tonight Show.
Tickets for the Final Tour go on sale to the public Friday, January 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, (888) 894-9424 or any of Discount Drug Mart's 58 northern Ohio locations.
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.
The band's exclusive VIP Packages (including opportunities to meet band members, exclusive merchandise and more) and Fan Club presales for these dates start tomorrow, Wednesday 1/21 at 10am EST, with a special Citicard member presale beginning at 5pm EST the same day. For VIP packages and ticket information, go to www.motley.com.
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.
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.