Motley Crue has hinted about splitting for years, but on Tuesday the heavy metal band announced their retirement in a press conference.
The rockers, who have been together 33 years, announced they will split, but not before a two-year farewell tour!
Motley Crue held a press conference inside Beacher’s Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood on Tuesday afternoon.
The stage was set with headstones, one for each of the band members – lead singer Vince Neil, guitarists Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars, and drummer Tommy Lee.
Fans will see have a chance to see the band perform one more time during their farewell tour.
Motley Crue’s tour poster reads, “RIP: All Bad Things Must Come To An End”.
The announcement wasn’t that much of a surprise because the members have hinted it’s time to retire.
Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone in October, “The thing about Mötley Crüe is we are a people’s band, we don’t kiss ass to the industry. We believe artists should be in control of their own destiny and that destiny also includes when it should be done so that their fans can forever be proud.”
He adds, “Someone said to me the other day, ‘Won’t you be sad?’ I go, ‘No, I’d be sad if we were playing half-full theaters and only two band members were in the band.’ That would be sad. Sad is not taking your final bow in Los Angeles all together as four brothers.”
Nikki is ready to go out in a big way.
He explained, “I talked to a friend the other day and they were talking about a friend of theirs who passed away. And after the funeral, they had this huge party and everybody was celebrating, drinking and telling stories about this guy and how fun he was and how much joy he gave everybody in life. That’s how I feel about Mötley Crüe. When that day comes, that’s what I want: one big f**king huge party to celebrate what we’ve done, all the good, all the bad, all the in-between.”
On Tuesday evening the band is scheduled to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
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