After more than three decades of decadence and debauchery, legendary rock band Motley Crüe announced its official retirement tour at a press conference Monday, Jan. 28, 2014 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.
Band members Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee signed a formal “Cessation of Touring Agreement” on a stage decorated with personalized tombstones named for them. Fans in the United States and Canada will have two years to catch a farewell concert. After 2015, it's splitsville.
“We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not play county fairs and clubs with one or two original members," Tommy Lee said. "Our job here is done!"
The “R.I.P. - All good things must come to an end” tour presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation will start in Grand Rapids Mich., on July 2.
Fan Club and VIP pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 29. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Jan. 31, for the 72 shows. Limited tickets will be available for $15 and $20.
The tour coincides with the 25th anniversary of Motley Crue's mega-hit "Kickstart My Heart." Motley Crue started in 1981 playing rock clubs on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood.
To commemorate the final tour, the band will perform on ABC'S Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. The show starts at 11:35 PM (PST). The band is also scheduled to appear on "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
For tour information, visit http://www.motley.com/tour/.