One of the most legendary and iconic rock bands to grace the world's stages, MÖTLEY CRÜE made its last tour announcement ever today when they revealed which European cities would be included on their "Final Tour". The European dates are part of the band's two-year "Final Tour" cycle that will culminate at Staples Center on December 31 in the band's hometown of Los Angeles, California for their last show ever.
MÖTLEY CRÜE gave their fans an opportunity to vote which European cities they would visit on "The Final Tour". An overwhelming 500,000 fans in 18 European countries shared their messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #DemandtheCrue. They could also track the progress of the conversation via a heat map that was updated daily at: Motley.com/DemandTheCrue. Today, at a press conference in London hosted by Matt Everitt of BBC6 Music, the band gathered in front of European media from 12 countries and revealed the results of the voting.
The November tour dates will be the ultimate farewell to the European continent as MÖTLEY CRÜE bring their biggest production and pyro show to date, including Nikki Sixx's flame-throwing bass and Tommy Lee's "Crüecifly" drum roller coaster, as well as the "Crüesnest" where fans can sit with the band up close and personal during the grand finale of the show.
Bassist Nikki Sixx commented: "We're excited to come back to Europe with all the songs, bells and whistles and say goodbye during 'The Final Tour' to the greatest fans in rock n roll."
After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of "The Final Tour" includes shows all across the globe. MÖTLEY CRÜE have just finished touring Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The band are currently saying farewell to the European festival circuit, having just laid waste to Sweden Rock Festival this past weekend and with two massive performances coming up this weekend at Novarock Festival in Austria and at Download in the U.K. before taking their can't-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
MÖTLEY CRÜE originally announced plans for "The Final Tour" by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career as December 31, 2015. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world.
The 2014 leg of "The Final Tour" was one of last year's top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. "MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Final Tour' has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band," says Rick Franks, Live Nation's regional president of North American concerts. "New Year's Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there's no doubt that MÖTLEY CRÜE's music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”
Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper, who already joined the band for "The Final Tour" in 2014. He will be tearing up the stage once again on most 2015 dates. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.
MÖTLEY CRÜE European tour dates:
Nov. 02 - Newcastle, England - Metro Radio Arena
Nov. 03 - Manchester, England - Arena
Nov. 04 - Birmingham, England - Genting Arena
Nov. 06 - London, England - SSE Arena, Wembley
Nov. 08 - Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyerhalle
Nov. 09 - Basel, Switzerland - St. Jakobshalle *
Nov. 10 - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
Nov. 12 - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Monaco Sporting Club *
Nov. 13 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
Nov. 14 - Düsseldorf, Germany - ISS Dome
Nov. 16 - Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe *
Nov. 18 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena *
* With ALICE COOPER