Iconic rock legends MÖTLEY CRÜE have launched a social media campaign today that will allow fans to request which cities they should visit in Europe as part of their global "Final Tour".
No official announcement has been made about a European leg, but the band are offering fans the opportunity to request shows in their cities by casting a vote for their city at demand.motley.com and by using the hashtag #demandthecrue across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Votes can be cast daily and fans can track the progress of the conversation through an interactive heatmap on the site.
After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of "The Final Tour" includes shows all across the globe. MÖTLEY CRÜE have just finished their final tours of Japan, Australia and New Zealand and will be saying farewell to the European festival circuit at Sweden Rock (Sweden), Download (UK) and Novarock (Austria) before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
MÖTLEY CRÜE first announced plans for their two-year "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 with their last show ever on New Year's Eve at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles. 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."
Asked in an interview with For Bass Players Only if there is any chance of a reconsideration, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx laughed and said: "For me, no, never. Every version of that question has been asked and there's all the trick questions: 'Would you do it for $100 million for five shows in Dubai?'"
He continued: "Y'know, let's just get to the core of it: Do you want us to renege on our word? We don't want to. I don't need to name the bands that have. It's obvious. It's okay if they want to do that, and it's okay if their fans accept it. For us, we didn't want to do that. Plus, I have less years in front of me than I have behind me, and it's the same for all my bandmembers. There's a track record of what we've done together, and I think we each individually want to go out and do some other stuff."
Sixx added: "If it was just about money, it would be different. But it's not about money. It's about credibility. And, you know, the next day after we take our final bow, I'm gonna look at my band members and say, 'Wow, dudes, everything we said the first day we got together, the very first band rehearsal, we did it.' And then I'm right back at it. I've got my fingers in many pies and I'm very excited about creating stuff and watching it blossom and bloom and harvest it and get on with the next thing. I think it's a very exciting thing to look forward to as well."
To coincide with the announcement of the last show, the band released a new video, "All Bad Things", which includes clips from throughout their career.