MÖTLEY CRÜE have shared a photo, taken by legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin, of their new lineup.
On January 23, the first session with the ex-ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON guitar player John 5 took place with MÖTLEY CRÜE in anticipation of their forthcoming shows with DEF LEPPARD. Shortly afterwards, Nikki Sixx, MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s bassist, posted on Twitter with great excitement: “Well that was f**king epic.
“@john5guitarist walks into rehearsal and we just rip the set from top to bottom seamlessly. That took 90 minute’s and then the next few hours we just laughed and told dumb rockstar war stories.
“@MotleyCrue DAY 1”.
As previously reported, Mick Mars has retired from touring with MÖTLEY CRÜE due to worsening health issues, and has been replaced with John 5. Mars still remains as a member of the CRÜE, but he will not participate in any touring activities.
Following their highly successful North American stadium tour of 2022, iconic and celebrated rock legends DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE are going global in 2023 with their co-headline “The World Tour.”
Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Foro Sol in Mexico City. Both bands will bring their electrifying stage shows across the globe with stops throughout Latin America before heading to Europe in May 2023 — which includes a stop at the iconic Wembley Stadium on Saturday, July 1, 2023 — then wrapping up in Glasgow, U.K. at Hampden Park on July 6, 2023. Stay tuned for additional 2023 shows to be announced soon.