MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist Nikki Sixx - "Be Happy We Came And Fucked Things Up For A Few Decades"

June 9, 2014, 2 months ago

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As Mötley Crüe's farewell tour looms closer, bassist and founding member Nikki Sixx checked in with the following update on June 7th: "Today was the first day of Mötley Crüe rehearsals for The Final Tour. Gonna miss these knuckleheads when this is over. Don't be sad 'cause it's coming to an end, be happy we came and fucked things up for a few decades. Maybe there's a new Crüe out there somewhere?"
Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee recently told Gary Graff of Billboard that he's "just finished the drums" for "All Bad Things Must End," a new track the Crüe hopes to have out by the time their farewell tour kicks off July 2nd in Grand Rapids, MI, and which he says will be attached to a new greatest hits album that will accompany the trek. "We're just mixing (the song) and getting it together," Lee reports. "It's pretty heavy, but it's really melodic. It's definitely about this time right now with the band and what the feeling is and kind of all that wrapped into a song. I hate to say it's like a goodbye, but it definitely references our time here." Meanwhile, the quartet is getting its show together for the tour. "There's a whole new production being built that's pretty fucking insane," Lee says. As for the setlist, he adds that the Crüe is talking about two-hour sets "so we can play all the hits and then hopefully dig into some deep stuff, since this is the last chance to play them." The group is also digging into The Dirt, the long awaited film adaptation of its vivid 2001 band biography. Lee says he and bassist Nikki Sixx recently sat down with director Jeff Tremaine for a read-through of the script that he calls "probably the most fucking insanely surrealistic experience I've ever sat through - probably two hours and change of literally watching people act and play through this two-hour plus movie of 30 years of your life. I was just like, 'What the fuck?! That's insane! This movie is insane!' Even just the way the movie starts, you're like, 'How the hell are we gonna rate this thing? Triple R?'" Lee says casting is slated for late July, most likely with unknown actors playing the band members who will subsequently join the Crüe on tour for a bit of boot camp. "I can just imagine some 25-year-old actor getting the part and being sent on the road to hang out and study us," Lee says with a laugh. "Wow, what a trip! They're gonna definitely come back a different animal." Further details can be found here.
Catch Mötley Crüe on their Final Tour with special guest Alice Cooper. Confirmed shows are as listed: July 2 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena 4 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest 5 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center 6 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center 8 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center 9 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 11 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena 12 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena 13 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center 15 - Cedar Park, TX - Cedar Park Center 16 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion 18 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion 21 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl 22 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre 25 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center 26 - Ridgefield, WA - Sleep County Amphitheater 27 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre 29 - Wheatland, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre 30 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre August 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre 2 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center 3 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center 5 - Sturgis, SD - Sturgis Buffalo Chip 6 - Sioux City, IA - Tyson Events Center 8 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 9 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre 10 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 12 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center 13 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion 15 - Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre 16 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood 17 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 19 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion 20 - VA Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 22 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live 23 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center 24 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center 26 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center 27 - Allentown, PA - Great Allentown Fair 29 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 30 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center 31 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center October 10 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena 11 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 12 - Bossier City, LA - CenturyLink Center 14 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center 15 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena 17 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock 18 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock 19 - Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena 21 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena 22 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum 25 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Events Center 26 - Montville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena 28 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden 29 - Syracuse, NY - The OnCenter November 5 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum 6 - Southaven, MS - Landers Center 8 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena 9 - Moline, IL - iWireless Center 11 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center 12 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center 13 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center 15 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center 16 - Fargo, ND - FargoDome 18 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place 19 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome 21 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena 22 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena

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