Almost 6 years after signing a “cessation of touring” agreement, the MÖTLEY CRÜE contract is off the table because a whole new generation of Crüeheads are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together. Following the huge success of their Netflix biopic The Dirt, MÖTLEY CRÜE has seen a massive surge in new audience. And the band best known for breaking the rules has destroyed their cessation of touring contract in true MÖTLEY CRÜE fashion, by literally blowing it up.
After 35 years together on stage, and 30 years since the release of “Dr. Feelgood”, the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE parted ways without speaking to each other after their final show on December 31, 2015. Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee didn’t come together again until 2018 to participate in the making of The Dirt movie, which unexpectedly brought them closer together again including seeing them head back into the recording studio after having gone in their own directions for several years.
While specific dates and venues have yet to be announced, sources have confirmed to the magazine that the three acts will perform at stadiums around the country.
Now, MetalSucks reports that a concert promoter in Iowa claims to have been offered the opportunity to bid for a show says the tour’s agent quoted him as follows:
MÖTLEY CRÜE : $2 million
DEF LEPPARD: $1 million
A newly unearthed video clip, of 2014’s “That Metal Show” episode showed MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars discussing the possibility of band touring again after the completion of its 2015 “final” trek.
Mars said in a video: “Let me put it this way: If that happens, I will invite the world to come for free.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx said to Rolling Stone back in 2014: “Legally, we can’t play again. The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract. But we know that will never happen.
“There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you’re talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it.”