Mötley Crüe Announces Breakup & ‘The Final Tour’

Mötley Crüe has announced the initial dates for its last tour ever. To prove that the band is really calling it quits after the 2014-2015 trek, the members signed a formal “cessation of touring agreement.”  

Yep, after releasing nine studio LPs and selling more than 80 million albums, it’s time to say goodbye to Mötley Crüe. As the slogan for “The Final Tour” proclaims – “All Bad Things Must Come To An End.”  

Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee revealed their big news and signed the cessation of touring agreement during a press conference in front of global media today in Los Angeles. The guys even had tombstones with their names on them! A press release from the band’s PR folks notes that Mötley Crüe is the first act to ever sign a binding agreement “to prevent future, unauthorized touring.”

Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

The guys have more appearances to make to celebrate the historical announcement. Catch Mötley Crüe on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tonight (Jan. 28) and on CBS’s “This Morning” tomorrow (Jan. 29).

Alice Cooper is hitting the road with Mötley Crüe as the band’s very special guest. The Final Tour begins July 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and will make stops in 72 markets before headed to international territories in 2015.

Here’s the plan for the first leg of dates:

July 2 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena     
July 4 – Milwaukee, Wis., Marcus Amphitheatre (Summerfest)
July 5 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center     
July 6 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center     
July 8 – Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center     
July 9 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis     
July 11 – Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena     
July 12 – Wichita, Kan., Intrust Bank Arena     
July 13 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center     
July 15 – Cedar Park, Texas, Cedar Park Center     
July 16 – Dallas, Texas, Gexa Energy Pavilion     
July 18 – Albuquerque, N.M., Isleta Amphitheatre     
July 19 – Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion     
July 21 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl     
July 22 – Irvine, Calif., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater     
July 23 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre     
July 25 – Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center     
July 26 – Ridgefield, Wash., Sleep Country Amphitheater     
July 27 – Auburn, Wash., White River Amphitheatre     
July 29 – Wheatland, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre     
July 30 – Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre     
Aug. 1 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Usana Amphitheatre     
Aug. 2 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center     
Aug. 3 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center    
Aug. 5 – Sturgis, S.D., Sturgis Buffalo Chip (Sturgis Rally)
Aug. 6 – Sioux City, Iowa, Tyson Events Ctr. / Gateway Arena    
Aug. 8 – Tinley Park, Ill., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre     
Aug. 9 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre     
Aug. 10 – Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre     
Aug. 12 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center     
Aug. 13 – Burgettstown, Pa., First Niagara Pavilion     
Aug. 15 – Pelham, Ala., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre     
Aug. 16 – Alpharetta, Ga., Verizon Wireless Amph. At Encore Park     
Aug. 17 – Tampa, Fla., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre     
Aug. 19 – Charlotte, N.C., PNC Music Pavilion     
Aug. 20 – Virginia Beach, Va., Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach     
Aug. 22 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live     
Aug. 23 – Camden, N.J., Susquehanna Bank Center     
Aug. 24 – Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center     
Aug. 26 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 27 – Allentown, Pa., Allentown Fairgrounds (The Great Allentown Fair)    
Aug. 29 – Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater     
Aug. 30 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center     
Aug. 31 – Darien Center, N.Y., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center     
Oct. 10 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena     
Oct. 11 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion     
Oct. 12 – Bossier City, La., CenturyLink Center     
Oct. 14 – Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center     
Oct. 15 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena     
Oct. 17 – Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Live     
Oct. 19 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena     
Oct. 21 – Greenville, S.C., Bon Secours Wellness Arena     
Oct. 22 – Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum     
Oct. 25 – Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.     
Oct. 26 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena     
Oct. 29 – Syracuse, N.Y., War Memorial Arena     
Nov. 5 – Biloxi, Miss., Mississippi Coast Coliseum     
Nov. 6 – Southaven, Miss., Landers Center     
Nov. 9 – Moline, Ill., I Wireless Center     
Nov. 11 – Green Bay, Wis., Resch Center     
Nov. 12 – Madison, Wis., Alliant Energy Center Mem. Coliseum     
Nov. 13 – Omaha, Neb., CenturyLink Center Omaha     
Nov. 15 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center     
Nov. 16 – Fargo, N.D., Fargodome     
Nov. 18 – Edmonton, Alberta Rexall Place     
Nov. 19 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome     
Nov. 21 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena

Other than promising that the excursion will feature the band’s catalogue of hits and “mind-blowing, unparalleled live production,” Mötley Crüe doesn’t want to give away many details about The Final Tour.

“When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Mötley Crüe’s legacy,” Nikki Sixx said. “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.”

A fan club member presale for tickets and VIP packages begins Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. local time. VIP packages will be available to the general public Thursday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. local time. The general public onsale for most shows is Friday, Jan. 31.  

Although The Final Tour is the last trek from Mötley Crüe, fans can count on the individual members to keep rocking.

Vince Neil said, “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 Mötley.”

For more information visit Motley.com