Mötley Crüe wants to tour until 2031…even though the 'Final Tour' ended in 2015
Never take a rock star's word for it that they won't be touring anymore. Especially not if it's one of the members of Mötley Crüe.
In a December interview he gave to Brazilian radio and just unearthed by the Blabbermouth website, bassist Nikki Sixx said he wants Mötley Crüe to stay active until at least his fiftieth birthday in 2031. .
It would take us 16 years after what was referred to as their farewell tour, in 2015.
He would have even shared his wish with the other members of the rock group behind the hits Girls, Girls, Girls and Kickstart My Heart at a Tommy Lee 60th birthday party.
“Me, Tommy and Vince were having a conversation and I said, 'what are you going to be doing in the next eight years?' Everyone laughed and said, 'I don't know'. I told them: “Why don't we continue? Let's get to 50.''»
C' was instead supposed to quit at age 34, on December 31, 2015, in Los Angeles.
That was the last date on the Final Tour agenda.. The quartet had sworn that they would never go back on stage again after this farewell tour. Never, never, never.
To prove their seriousness, they had even signed a contract – an agreement to stop touring – in front of cameras and photographers during a press conference.
Their promise lasted… four years. At the end of 2019, they announced their participation in the Stadium Tour, a tour with Def Leppard originally scheduled for 2020, but which was moved to 2022 due to COVID-19.
The two rock groups are even at the heart of the World Tour, a new journey that takes them, this year, to Europe and America.
< strong>Farewell or not
Mötley Crüe is far from the only rock band that struggles to do without the spotlight. The Who (Farewell Tour in 1982), Ozzy Osbourne (No More Tours in 1992), Kiss (Farewell Tour in 2000), Judas Priest (Epitaph World Tour in 2012) are just a few examples of bands that reneged on their promise to tour the page.
Others are holding on.
Unable to get along, brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher have still not reformed Oasis. The quarrels between the musicians also explain why The Smiths are resisting insistent calls for a reunion.
Huge financial guarantees didn't convince 1970s icons Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to go on tour again .
As for R.E.M., even if good relations reign between its members, a reunion is always out of the question.