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").
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