MÖTLEY CRÜE Kicks Off Las Vegas Residency; Video Available

MÖTLEY CRÜE recently became the first hard rock band to sign a short-term residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The CRÜE kicked off a three-week series of four-night concerts a week at the off-Strip casino last night (Friday, February 3), with dates scheduled to run through February 19.

Commented MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx: ""First shows are always cool 'cause they're not perfect and sometimes it feels like the band and crowd are surfing the chaos together.

"We had so much fun last night.

"Back to rehearsal today to work on some more stuff we're adding tonight. So excited for tonight; so many of our friends showing up. Maybe we should pull someone on stage to jam?"

A review of the performance can be found at LasVegasSun.com.

Fan-filmed video footage of last night's concert can be seen below.

Speaking to USA Today, MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil said the show will be more of a spectacle — "something we could not do on a regular tour" when sets have to be put up and pulled down every night. There will be nine dancers, aerialists, plus "a lot of songs MÖTLEY hasn't played in many years," according to Neil, including "Piece Of Your Action".

Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee have big plans for Mötley Crüe In Sin City to create a never-been-done-before and incredibly interactive Vegas experience.

Said Neil, "A lot of the perception is that musicians go there to die ... 'Oh, you guys must be ending your career.' " In reality, Vegas is a happening place where "you can be so creative."

To purchase tickets, go to Ticketmaster.com.


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