The Pulse of Radio reports: MÖTLEY CRÜE kicks off its new North American arena tour on Monday night (February 2) in San Diego as the band continues to promote its 2008 album "Saints Of Los Angeles". The bill also includes HINDER, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, and band search contest winners THE LAST VEGAS. This is the CRÜE's first North American trek since last summer's Crüe Fest and bassist Nikki Sixx told The Pulse of Radio how it will be different. "You know, we're gonna change some songs around, it's exciting to go out and play new songs, break out some songs we haven't played in a while," he said. "Brand new band, THE LAST VEGAS, we're really pumped about THE LAST VEGAS. We think that they're sort of a JET meets GUNS N' ROSES and that's like a really needed shot in the arm in the music industry right now. And HINDER, we're really excited about that, and THEORY OF A DEADMAN, so it's a great package."
The tour is slated to wind down in Portland, Maine, on March 18 and hit cities that Crüe Fest missed.
THE LAST VEGAS won a contest co-sponsored by MÖTLEY CRÜE and Guitar Center. In addition to their slot on the tour, the group also won a recording deal with Eleven Seven Music, $25,000 in cash, and $20,000 in gear.
Another edition of Crüe Fest is in the works for this summer, with plans for a second stage and more acts. Other groups on the bill besides MÖTLEY CRÜE are yet to be unveiled.