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Motley Crue Announce ‘The Final Tour’

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Motley Crue have officially announced ‘The Final Tour,’ a 72-date farewell trek across the U.S. and Canada that will feature Alice Cooper as their special guest. The band is expected to spend the next two years circling the globe before hanging it up for good.

In keeping with the ‘R.I.P.’ theme, the Crue showed up for the event in a hearse, were greeted at the venue by a New Orleans jazz funeral band playing ‘Dr. Feelgood’ and sat behind tombstones with their names on them at the press conference.

To prove that this isn’t just a temporary measure, with the band or some fraction thereof returning in a few years for a big comeback tour, the group signed a formal “Cessation of Touring Agreement” in front of reporters, which apparently states that all four members agree never to tour again as Motley Crue — unless they all agree to do so.

So . . . doesn’t that mean they could just all agree to come back later? “You guys in the press, you keep looking for the loophole,” laughed bassist Nikki Sixx. “We’re gonna stick to our word.” As for the prospects of a final Motley Crue album, he would only say, “You’ll just have to see.”

Dodge will promote the tour and continue to use the band’s song ‘Kickstart My Heart’ in a series of television advertisements. Director Jeff Tremaine (‘Jackass,’ ‘Bad Grandpa‘) was also on hand to promise that his film version of the band’s infamous biography ‘The Dirt’ will finally hit theaters in 2015, explaining that “our goal is to be shooting it this summer if all things go right.”

There will also be a Motley Crue country tribute record from Big Machine, the record label home to Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift. That album is expected to arrive this summer.

Cooper was also on hand and seems excited to tour with his theatrical-rock offspring for the first time. “Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” he said in a written statement. “Motley has always gone onstage with one attitude, and that’s to blow the audience away. That’s exactly how we do it. Putting Motley Crue and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really needs.”

At the press conference, the father of shock-rock also took a moment to gleefully mock modern alt-rock bands: “If your band has an accordion or a banjo in it, it’s not rock, OK? When you get Motley Crue and Alice Cooper together on a tour — that’s gonna be rock at its most extreme.”

Motley Crue 2014 ‘The Final Tour’ Dates

7/2 — Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena
7/4 — Milwaukee, WI; Summerfest
7/5 — Noblesville, IN; Klipsch Music Center
7/6 — Cincinnati, OH; Riverbend Music Center
7/8 — Columbus, OH; Schottenstein Center
7/9 — Maryland Heights, MO; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/11 — Des Moines, IA;  Wells Fargo Arena
7/12 — Wichita, KS; INTRUST Bank Arena
7/13 — Tulsa, OK; BOK Center
7/15 — Cedar Park, TX; Cedar Park Center
7/16 — Dallas, TX; Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/18 — Albuquerque, NM; Isleta Amphitheater
7/19 — Phoenix, AZ; Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/21 — Los Angeles, CA; Hollywood Bowl
7/22 — Irvine, CA; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/23 — Mountain View, CA; Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/25 — Reno, NV; Reno Events Center
7/26 — Ridgefield, WA; Sleep County Amphitheatre
7/27 — Auburn, WA; White River Amphitheatre
7/29 — Wheatland, CA; Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/30 — Chula Vista, CA; Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/1 — Salt Lake City, UT; USANA Amphitheatre
8/2 — Denver, CO; Pepsi Center
8/3 — Kansas City, MO; Sprint Center
8/5 — Sturgis, SD; Sturgis Buffalo Chip
8/6 — Sioux City, IA; Tyson Events Center
8/8 — Tinley Park, IL; First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/9 — Clarkston, MI; DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/10 — Toronto, ON; Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/12 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Blossom Music Center
8/13 — Burgettstown, PA; First Niagara Pavilion
8/15 — Pelham, AL; Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/16 — Alpharetta, GA; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
8/17 — Tampa, FL; MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/19 — Charlotte, NC; PNC Music Pavilion
8/20 — Virginia Beach, VA; Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/22 — Bristow, VA; Jiffy Lube Live
8/23 — Camden, NJ; Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24 — Mansfield, MA; Xfinity Center
8/26 — Saratoga Springs, NY; Saratoga Perf. Arts Center
8/27 — Allentown, PA; Great Allentown Fair
8/29 — Wantagh, NY; Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30 — Holmdel, NJ; PNC Bank Arts Center
8/31 — Darien Center, NY; Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center
10/10 — Oklahoma City, OK; Chesapeake Arena
10/11 — The Woodlands, TX; Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
10/12 — Bossier City, LA; CenturyLink Center
10/14 — Louisville, KY; KFC Yum! Center
10/15 — Nashville, TN; Bridgestone Arena
10/17 — Hollywood, FL; Seminole Hard Rock Live
10/19 — Jacksonville, FL; Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21 — Greenville, SC; Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22 — Greensboro, NC; Greensboro Coliseum
10/25 — Atlantic City, NJ; Borgata Event Center
10/26 — Montville, CT; Mohegan Sun Arena
10/29 — Syracuse, NY; The OnCenter Complex
11/5 — Biloxi, MS; Mississippi Coast Coliseum
11/6 — Southaven, MS; Landers Center
11/9 — Moline, IL; iWireless Center
11/11 — Green Bay, WI; Resch Center
11/12 — Madison, WI; Alliant Energy Center
11/13 — Omaha, NE; CenturyLink Center
11/15 — St. Paul, MN; Xcel Energy Center
11/16 — Fargo, ND; FargoDome
11/18 — Edmonton, AB; Rexall Place
11/19 — Calgary, AB; Scotiabank Saddledome
11/21 — Vancouver, BC; Rogers Arena

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