Mötley Crüe’s Summer Plans & Final Gig

Saying “all bad things must come to an end,” Mötley Crüe announces its 2015 plans, saying the “Final Tour” will wrap in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve.

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iHeartRadio Music Festival, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.

Appearing on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” this morning, band members said the last ever Mötley Crüe concert will take place at The Staples Center Dec. 31.

Today’s announcement comes nearly a year after Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil signed a “cessation of touring” agreement prohibiting any of the members carrying on under the Mötley Crüe moniker.

While speaking with Pollstar a few weeks after that announcement and document signing, Mötley Crüe manager Chris Nilsson of Tenth Street Entertainment said the decision to quit touring was a “group decision.”

“They had been talking about it for some time,” Nilsson said.  “To be honest, I can’t even tell you how long.  I respect their decision, I support their decision. Their reasons for their decision are good reasons.  They’ve always been a band with integrity.  I think maintaining their integrity is important to them, as a group and their legacy.  It was one of those things where they had the full support of us as managers.”

Mötley Crüe’s 2015 swan song will be a global affair that includes stops in Japan as well as a farewell run of European festivals Download UK, Sweden Rock and Austria’s Novarock.  North America is on the band’s summer schedule, followed by more international gigs in the fall.

Rock legend Alice Cooper, who appeared as the tour’s very special guest in 2014, will continue in that role for many of the North American dates.

There’s also more TV in the near future.  You’ll have another chance to see Mötley Crüe this week when the band appears on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Jan. 22.

Here’s the schedule:

Feb. 11:  Kobe, Japan, Kobe World Memorial Hall
Feb. 12 – Nagoya, Japan, Nippon Gaishi Hall
Feb. 14 – Saitama, Japan, Saitama Super Arena
Feb. 15 – Saitama, Japan, Saitama Super Arena
Feb. 17 – Fukuoka, Japan, Marine Messe
June 5 – Solvesborg, Sweden, Sweden Rock Festival Grounds (Sweden Rock Festival)
June 12 – Nickelsdorf, Austria, Pannonia Fields (Nova Rock Festival)
June 14 – Derby, United Kingdom, Donington Park (Download Festival)
July 22 – Eugene, Ore., Matthew Knight Arena
July 24 – Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome
July 26 – Billings, Mont., Rimrock Auto Arena At MetraPark
July 28 – Boise, Idaho, Taco Bell Arena
July 29 – Salt Lake City, Utah, EnergySolutions Arena
July 31 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
Aug. 3 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
Aug. 5 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 7 – Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center
Aug. 8 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
Aug. 9 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Aug. 11 – Hershey, Pa., GIANT Center
Aug. 12 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
Aug. 14 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Aug. 15 – Worcester, Mass., DCU Center
Aug. 16 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 18 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
Aug. 19 – Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Bank Arena
Aug. 20 – Indianapolis, Ind., Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Aug. 22 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Aug. 23 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Tire Centre
Aug. 24 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
Aug. 26 – Baltimore, Md., Royal Farms Arena
Aug. 28 – Raleigh, N.C., PNC Arena
Aug. 29 – Charlotte, N.C., Time Warner Cable Arena
Aug. 30 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
Sept. 2 – Miami, Fla., AmericanAirlines Arena
Sept. 4 – New Orleans, La., Smoothie King Center”
Sept. 5 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
Sept. 6 – San Antonio, Texas, Alamodome
Sept. 8 – Monterrey, Mexico, Arena Monterrey
Sept. 10 – Mexico City, Mexico, Arena Ciudad De Mexico
Dec. 31 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center 

Alice Cooper appears on all North American dates except Miami, New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, Monterrey, Mexico City and Los Angeles.

Fan club presales along with VIP packages start selling Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. EST.  A Citi presale begins Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. EST.  Local presales begin Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. local time.  General onsales start Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. local time.  Some shows, including the New Year’s Eve finale, will go on sale Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. local time.  Check out Motley.com for more information.