Mötley Crüe Contractually Obligated to Retire After ‘The Final Tour’ in 2014
On Tuesday, (Jan. 28) Mötley Crüe announced their last tour as a band. According to a press release, the band has signed a formal Cessation of Touring Agreement today in Los Angeles, effective at the end of 2015.
“Everything must come to an end! We always had a vision of going out with a big f***ing bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 original band members,” Tommy Lee said in a statement. “Our job here is done.”
The Final Tour will kick off July 2 in Grand Rapids, MI and run through 72 cities throughout the U.S. before going overseas. Alice Cooper will join the band on the road.
“Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” Cooper said. “Mötley 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. Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper — a match made in… Armageddon?”
Mötley Crüe’s attorney, Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law, explained the decision for the band to sign an agreement for their last tour.
“Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is mutual among all four original members and a peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement.”
In conjunction with the tour, country record label Big Machine Records, have teamed up with Mötley Records to release a Country Music Tribute to Mötley Crüe. Artists confirmed to be featured on the country tribute album include LeAnn Rimes, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band and Cassadee Pope.
– Annie Reuter, Radio.com