Motley Crue Add Fall Leg to ‘Final Tour’
When it’s your last time, you might as well make the most of it! And with Motley Crue putting an end to their touring career, they’re making every effort to hit as many stops as possible. The band had already announced a New Year’s Eve farewell in Los Angeles, but still had some open spots in their schedule this fall … that is, until now.
The group was scheduled for an extended break after their Mexico City show on Sept. 10, but that break will now be a little less than a month as they’ve just added another North American tour leg kicking off Oct. 5 in Hidalgo, Texas.
“The demand to add more shows in North America has been overwhelming,” says Nikki Sixx. “The fans have spoken so we’ve been trying to find time for more dates in addition to the international dates on the schedule this year. We want to say goodbye to as many fans as possible so we added these shows around the holidays. No better way to spend them than with the people who have supported us all these years.”
All of the new shows will find the band performing in arenas to ensure that Motley Crue are able to bring the full show production experience. Prior to the tour announcement, Motley Crue encouraged fans to share their thoughts on which additional cities the band should visit by using the hashtag #DemandtheCrue on social media. The results were then updated with the use of a heat map showing where the biggest demand was coming from, and that helped the group in booking the new leg.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper will continue to provide support on all shows with the exception of the newly announced Las Vegas performance. After the new leg, Motley Crue will complete their Final Tour with three dates (Dec. 28, 30, 31) at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.
As for that rumor about the band performing at legendary Hollywood club Whisky a Go Go after their Staples Center finale, Sixx told the Australian version of Rolling Stone he wasn’t sure it was as good an idea as it sounded. “By the time we get offstage and hang out, it will be about 2 o’clock in the morning. Do you want to drive into Hollywood, get there about 4, play at 5AM?’ I think I like the send-off at Staples, where we blow the place up rather than kind of hobbling through a set at the Whisky at 5 o’clock in the morning,” stated Sixx. “It sounds all romantic, until you really put the pieces of the puzzle together and you go, ‘Yeah, it’s actually not a very good idea.’”
Check out the newly announced tour dates below and look into VIP experience offers at this location.
Motley Crue ‘The Final Tour’ Fall North American Leg:
- 10/05 — Hidalgo, Texas — State Farm Arena
- 10/07 — Dallas, Texas — American Airlines Arena
- 10/08 — Little Rock, Ark. — Verizon Arena
- 10/10 — Evansville, Ind. — Ford Center
- 10/11 — Lexington, Ky. — Rupp Arena
- 10/13 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — Van Andel Arena
- 10/14 — Buffalo, N.Y. — First Niagara Center
- 10/16 — Bridgeport, Conn. — Webster Bank Arena
- 10/17 — Manchester, N.H. — Verizon Wireless Arena
- 10/18 — Bangor, Maine — Cross Insurance Center
- 12/04 — Lincoln, Neb. — Pinnacle Bank Arena
- 12/07 — Sioux Falls, S.D. — Sanford Premier Center
- 12/08 — Grand Forks, N.D. — Alerus Center
- 12/10 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — SaskTel Centre
- 12/12 — Edmonton, Alberta — Rexall Place
- 12/13 — Calgary, Alberta — ScotiaBank Saddledome
- 12/15 — Portland, Ore. — Moda Center
- 12/19 — Phoenix, Ariz. — U.S. Airways Center
- 12/20 — San Diego, Calif. — Viejas Arena
- 12/22 — Anaheim, Calif. — Honda Center
- 12/27 — Las Vegas, Nev. — MGM Arena
Previously Announced Final Shows Ever:
- 12/28 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Staples Center
- 12/30 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Staples Center
- 12/31 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Staples Center
See all dates, including previously announced summer shows, here.