VINCE NEIL: European Tour Cancelled

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil has cancelled his European solo tour just one day prior to the trek's scheduled kick-off. Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE, who were scheduled to open all shows on the tour, have issued the following statement:

"We're really sorry to inform you that the rumours are true: Vince Neil of MÖTLEY CRÜE cancelled his whole European solo tour just one day before the tour should kick off... and since we're in this rock 'n roll business, we're not really surprised... Shit happens! . . . The offical statement for the tour cancellation refers to the rejection of the Spanish promoter for the three scheduled shows in Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid. For organizational reasons this has affected the whole European tour. The management of Vince Neil thereupon decided to cancel the tour. This decision at short notice has hit us like a hammer stroke! All involved parties have tried their best to still let the tour happen, even the tour promoter didn't give up until the very last minute! Thanks for that! Since FATAL SMILE were already on their way to Spain for starting the tour at this time, there was nothing they could do, but to take notice of this sad news. We are very sorry for all the Fatal Smile fans out there. At the moment, we are trying to reschedule or extend the confirmed solo shows of FATAL SMILE in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Holland. Thanks to the great feedback of the local promoters we will be able to add some shows and to prepone others!"

According to a statement released by the Spanish concert promoter Rock Music Concert Promotions, the three dates in Spain were cancelled due to a combination of low ticket sales and the recent closure of the La Riviera venue in Madrid (where Vince Neil was scheduled to perform on December 16).

Fan-filmed video footage of Vince Neil and his solo band — which includes Jeff Blando (guitar) and Dana Strum (bass) of SLAUGHTER along with drummer Zoltan Chaney — performing the CRÜE classic "Kickstart My Heart" on April 26, 2008 at Trocadero's in Minneapolis, Minnesota can be viewed below (courtesy of "Trustygumby").


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).