MÖTLEY CRÜE kicked off its 40-plus-city North American amphitheater tour last night (Tuesday, July 1) at the Cruzan Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. Dubbed Crüe Fest '08, the Live Nation-produced trek also features rock acts BUCKCHERRY, PAPA ROACH, TRAPT and CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's side band SIXX: A.M.
MÖTLEY CRÜE's setlist for the West Palm Beach show was as follows:
01. Kickstart My Heart
02. Wild Side
03. Shout at the Devil
04. Saints of Los Angeles *
05. Live Wire
06. Mutherfucker of the Year
07. Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
08. Same Ol' Situation
09. Primal Scream
10. Looks that Kill
11. Girls Girls Girls
12. Dr. Feelgood
13. Home Sweet Home (Tommy Lee on piano at front of stage)
* With guest appearances by BUCKCHERRY's Josh Todd, PAPA ROACH's Jacoby Shaddix, TRAPT's Chris Taylor Brown and SIXX: A.M.'s James Michael
Fan-filmed video footage from the concert can be viewed below (clips uploaded by YouTube user "jedirobs").
In a recent interview with Reuters.com, Mick Mars was asked if he thinks MÖTLEY can go another 20 years. "No," he replied. "No. Only because in 20 years I'll be 77. I don't want to be on tour when I'm 77. That's a bit too geezed-out to me. I'm always going to be playing. Always, always, always. I don't know how much I would be touring at that point, because I don't think I'm going to make a very pretty old man. (Laughs.) But I'll always be writing and always be playing and writing for other bands or writing for MÖTLEY and just putting out records, if nothing else."
MÖTLEY CRÜE recently revealed that they are trying to extricate themselves from a deal with MTV Films, a division of Paramount Pictures, to make a movie out of the band's best-selling 2001 memoir, "The Dirt". Although bassist Nikki Sixx said in an interview with Reuters that MTV has become "bogged down," Sixx told The Pulse of Radio that he's not bitter about the situation. "I'm not mad at MTV, I don't think the band's mad at MTV, we just need a partner, you know," he said. "And after 2005 and 2006 and how successful that was, and we have a brand new album out, it's just a bit ridiculous to not have partners that are pushing — that movie should be on the street today."
A deal was first announced for the film version in 2006 but has since gone nowhere. Sixx told Reuters that MTV was "a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip...They are not the right partner."
Neither MTV Films nor Paramount Pictures had any comment on the matter.
According to Hits Daily Double, MÖTLEY CRÜE's new album, "Saints of Los Angeles", is likely to debut in the Top Four on the Billboard album chart, with first-week sales expected in the range of 100,000 copies.
The disc was issued on June 24 and is the first all-new collection from the CRÜE since 2000's "New Tattoo".
"Kickstart My Heart":
"Shout at the Devil":
"Saints of Los Angeles":