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Motley Crue confirmed Rock & Roll's worst kept secret yesterday. They will embark on a farewell tour in 2014 with Alice Cooper as their opening act. I have C/P'd the official press release e-mailed to us here at the studio today from Palace Sports and Entertainment. The nuts and bolts of it are: Show date 8/9/14 at DTE, tickets on sale Saturday!! You will notice the tickets are a bit pricier than most shows at DTE. But, then again, this is no ordinary show. Two legends of Rock and Metal lore on the same stage, same night...MOTOR CITY STYLE!!! Count me in, I'm absolutely geeked!!! Even if this is a bluff, a marketing ploy for The Crue, just another "farewell tour", it's well worth the risk. In my eyes, this show is too hot to miss!!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 28, 2014
MÖTLEY CRÜE BRINGS THE FINAL TOUR PRESENTED BY DODGE
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST ALICE COOPER
TO DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE AUG. 9
TICKETS ON SALE FEB. 1
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band Mötley Crüe announced their retirement and plans for a 72-date farewell tour, entitled -- “The Final Tour” -- with rock legend Alice Cooper as their very special guest. The tour stops at DTE Energy Music Theatre Aug. 9 at 7 p.m.
Tickets at $125, $85, $49.50, $39.50 in the pavilion and $25 on the lawn, including the first 1,000 lawn tickets at $20 and a limited number $75 lawn four-packs, go on sale at 10 a.m., Feb. 1 at Palacenet.com, Livenation.com, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations, including The Locker Room Store at Great Lakes Crossing. Tickets may be also charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000.
With over 80 million albums sold, Mötley Crüe has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 Mötley Crüe branded items sold in over 30 countries. Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart- topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production.
“When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” said Nikki Sixx, Crue’s bassist. “As far as letting on to what we’re doing, that would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch the Final Tour.”
Cooper said the tour would be, “A match made in… Armageddon?”
“Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” said Cooper, adding, “Motley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away. That’s exactly how we do it. Putting Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really NEEDS. We’re going to go out there and tear it up, and I can’t wait to see Motley on stage.”
Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars will go their separate ways after the lengthy two-year touring cycle. Tommy Lee said, “Everything must come to an end!! We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 original band members! Our job here is done!!!”
Of the band’s tumultuous history, Mick Mars said, “(It has been) more drama than ‘General Hospital’ – it keeps ‘em watchin’ and they keep comin’ back.” On the finality of the tour, frontman Vince Neil said, “I’ll miss playing with the guys but I won’t quit playing rock and roll! I feel there are a lot of great opportunities and exciting projects after Motley.”
Motley Crüe’s “The Final Tour” with very special guest Alice Cooper is part of the Belle Tire Concert Series.
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