On December 31, 2015, legendary rock icons MÖTLEY CRÜE completed their 35-year touring career as a band with a spectacular final concert at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, California, just ten miles from the Sunset Strip where the band's infamous and decadent career first launched. The band thrilled the sold-out arena with performances of such mega-hits as "Kickstart My Heart", "Girls, Girls, Girls", "Home Sweet Home" and "Dr. Feelgood".
"The End", the movie documenting that night, was screened in selected theaters on June 14, with a DVD release expected later. The 140-minute film includes footage from the CRÜE's farewell show along with "exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the last week of the tour."
A clip of the "Girls, Girls, Girls" performance from "The End" can be seen below.
In January, 2014, MÖTLEY CRÜE held a press conference announcing their "Final Tour", complete with a "cessation of touring" agreement signed by all members prohibiting any and all future live engagements under the MÖTLEY CRÜE name. MÖTLEY CRÜE's two-year concert trek, saw the band — Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) — perform across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows in 72 markets grossing over $100 million.
Known for their over-the-top production, MÖTLEY CRÜE did not disappoint for their last show ever on New Year's Eve: from massive, cutting-edge pyro, including Nikki Sixx's bass guitar spitting fire over 30 feet into the air, and Tommy Lee's "Crüecifly" drum roller coaster, amongst many other spectacular elements. Lead singer Vince Neil delivered an emotional "thank you" speech to the audience, while the band supplied next-level, high-octane fueled energy, ringing in the New Year on stage with thousands of balloons raining down on the crowd. The grand finale of the show included a blow-out performance of their hit single, "Kickstart My Heart" with Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil floating above the audience in far-reaching "cherry-pickers." Leaving fans in tears, the show concluded with an emotional encore rendition of "Home Sweet Home" from the second stage riser in the center of the audience.
"Mötley Crüe: The End" was produced and distributed by Live Alliance and Eagle Rock Entertainment. Christian Lamb directed the concert portion. Jeff Tremaine, creator of the "Jackass" series, directed the documentary segment.