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VINCE NEIL - "Here's The Thing... MÖTLEY CRÜE's Not Breaking Up"

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Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 19:24:24 EST

Discussing MÖTLEY CRÜE's recent announcement of their 72-date The Final Tour on Phoenix radio station KDKB program Shmonty And Conklin In The Morning, frontman Vince Neil discusses the band's future beyond the trek.



Says Vince: "Here’s the thing. Mötley Crüe’s not breaking up. We’re still gonna be making music. We’re still selling merchandise and stuff like Mötley Crüe things.”

He also reveals: "We’ll probably just make music - do songs for certain things. Mötley Crüe will still be around, we’re just not gonna tour anymore. That’s really kind of it.”

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On Tuesday, January 28th, Mötley Crüe held a press conference in Los Angeles confirming 72-date North American tour alongside ALICE COOPER. Artisan News has issued the following video report:



After more than three decades together, Mötley Crüe announced their Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media.

The above mentioned press conference can be seen in it's entirety, streaming below:



With over 80 million albums sold, Mötley Crüe has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 Mötley Crüe branded items sold in over 30 countries. Mötley Crüe has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different; Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production. “When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Mötley Crüe’s legacy,” explains Nikki Sixx (bass). “As far as letting on to what we’re doing, that would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour.”



The Final Tour presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation will kick off in North America on July 2nd in Grand Rapids, MI and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015. To Live Nation, Mötley Crüe tours are not only box office successes, but artistically their shows have set the bar for production and entertainment value. “There’s no arguing that Mötley Crüe have been and always will be the definitive bad boys of rock and roll,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North America Concerts. “But behind all those notorious stories is a legendary rock band that has revolutionized heavy metal and created some of the biggest hits in music history. They are a hugely successful global brand and a touring powerhouse. Everyone at Live Nation has a tremendous amount of respect for these hard working and extremely talented gentlemen. The music industry will never have another Mötley Crüe.”



The Dodge brothers were a notorious duo, so it seemed only natural to partner with the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. “Whenever I talk to people about Mötley Crüe, the common thread is how cool and relevant the band remains even after 33 years,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “This irreverent ‘staying power’ resonates deeply with the Dodge brand as we turn the corner on our 100 year anniversary. What better way to celebrate the band’s final tour and the 25th anniversary of 'Kickstart My Heart' than to do it together?”

Fans can look forward to very special guest Alice Cooper joining Mötley Crüe for an incredible package – Alice invented the genre and Mötley Crüe put steroids in it! “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” said Alice, continuing, “Mötley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away. That’s exactly how we do it. Putting Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really needs. We’re going to go out there and tear it up, and I can’t wait to see Mötley on stage. Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper – A match made in… Armageddon?”

As documented in the Cessation Of Touring Agreement the band signed at the press conference today, the band will not tour after this Final Tour. Band Attorney, Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law, explains “Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is a mutual among all four original members and peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement.” Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy 2-year touring cycle. Tommy Lee (drums) explains “Everything must come to an end!! We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 original band members! Our job here is done!!!” Of the band’s tumultuous history, Mick Mars (guitar) adds “(It has been) more drama than ‘General Hospital’ it keeps ‘em watchin’ and they keep comin’ back.” Vocalist, Vince Neil says of the Finality of the tour – “I’ll miss playing with the guys but I won’t quit playing rock and roll!! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley.”



The Final Tour will coincide with the film made from Mötley Crüe’s NY Times Best-Selling book The Dirt. Jeff Tremaine (Bad Grandpa) has signed on to direct the opus that is set to debut in theaters globally in 2015, coinciding with The Final Tour. The Dirt is not only one of the best selling rock books of all time but also one of the greatest rock books of all time because of its brutal honesty, its unique voice, its multiple perspectives on the same events and its first-person inclusion of all members of the same band. Most rock memoirs are salacious mud-slinging accounts of a single person and Mötley Crüe was adamant to include the perspectives of all four of its members. Tremaine’s intention is to make, not just a great movie about a band, but a great movie about four misfits who, despite themselves and everyone else, band together to overcome the odds and change the history of Rock & Roll. The Dirt is a movie I’ve wanted to make ever since I read the book in 2002,” says Tremaine. “I relate to the story on so many levels; my whole professional career has been about boys behaving badly, so I have a real connection to the material. It’s awesome to be working with the band at such an exciting time in Mötley Crüe’s history.” The film will be produced by the members of Mötley Crüe, Rick Yorn, Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and 10th Street Entertainment.

Big Machine Records, home to Country Superstars such as TAYLOR SWIFT and TIM McGRAW has teamed up in a joint venture with Mötley Records and Eleven Seven Music for the summer 2014 release of a Country Music Tribute To Mötley Crüe. Big Machine founder and CEO, Scott Borchetta, is among the legion of country music fans who love Mötley Crüe. The country tribute album will show off the band’s quality songwriting with these fresh takes on their classic hit songs. Among the artists already confirmed to be featured on the country tribute album is Florida Georgia Line. Borchetta says of the collaboration, “I have been a not-so-secret Crue fan from the beggining. When manager Chris Nilsson called with the idea for a tribute album on Big Machine Records it was an immediate ‘yes’ from me! Our album will highlight just how great the Mötley Crüe song catalog is. At the end of the day, that’s what will stand the test of time.”



Mötley Crüe Fan Club members will get the exclusive first crack at tickets and VIP Packages, via a unique code, beginning today Wednesday, January 29th. VIP ticket packages will be made available to the general public on Thursday, January 30th at 10am local time. The general public ticket on-sale for most shows is Friday, January 31st. All tickets and packages can be obtained via Ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com, or via MotleyVIP.com.

Dates confirmed so far, with more to be announced include:

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 Amp
23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
25 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
26 - Ridgefield, WA - Sleep County Amphitheater
27 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater
29 - Wheatland, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater
30 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater

August
1 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amp
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 Amp
12 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
13 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
15 - Pelham, AL - Oak Mountain Amp
16 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
17 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp
19 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
20 - Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
22 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
23 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
24 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity 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 Arena
11 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia W. 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 Live
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 Phoenix - AK-Chin Pavilion
26 - Montville, CT - Mohegan Sun
29 - Syracuse, NY - The OnCenter Complex

November
5 - Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast College
6 - Southaven, MS - Landers Center
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




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