Nikki Sixx has explained why MÖTLEY CRÜE decided reunite for one more tour after the band’s 2014/2015 “farewell” which wrapped out on December 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“Honestly, I don’t think any of us thought, when we were on ‘The Final Tour’, we would ever get back together,” Nikki said. “We weren’t really getting along at that point. We had been together 35 years, and it had been a lot of years on the road.
He continued: “I don’t think we took a lot of time for ourselves off; we were just constantly touring for all that time. And when it came to the end, we broke the band up and everybody went their own ways. I think we really needed that break, and it was during the making of ‘The Dirt’ movie, we started working on the script, started being on the set, we started hanging out again together.
“And I think we really started to realize — without even talking about the music — how much we missed each other,” he added. “And then that got us to go in the recording studio, which is where the whole thing always starts for all of us. And we wrote a bunch of new music, and had a blast in the studio. And then the movie took off. And our fans were super stoked, but we also got a new generation of people. And that kind of started the conversation. But it really was from the heart. We missed each other, to be honest with you, and we missed being in a band together.”
He also spoke about the upcoming MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, POISON tour: “This tour, is, to me, the ultimate tour of next summer coming up. I think from Joan Jett starting, to POISON, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, every single song… Bret [Michaels] was saying to me a while ago if he wasn’t on the bill, he’d be going to the show. And I’m with you on that.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD have announced a 2020 stadium tour along with POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com. Check local listings for details. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 10 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, December 12 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM.
Check out the tour dates below:
Tuesday, July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
Thursday, July 9 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
Saturday, July 11 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
Tuesday, July 14 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
Wednesday, July 15 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
Sunday, July 19 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
Thursday, July 23 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
Saturday, July 25 – Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
Sunday, August 9 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
Tuesday, August 11 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
Thursday, August 13 – Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
Saturday, August 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
Sunday, August 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
Tuesday, August 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller Park
Thursday, August 20 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
Saturday, August 22 – Washington DC – Nationals Park
Sunday, August 23 – Flushing, NY – Citi Field
Tuesday, August 25 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park*
Friday, August 28 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
Sunday, August 30 – Denver, CO – Coors Field
Wednesday, September 2 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
Saturday, September 5 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium