Rock is back in 2020 (as long as your band has been around for at least 30 years). This weekend, Motley Crue shared a fan petition to get them to reunite fueling speculation that a reunion tour might be on the books.
Well, now Rolling Stone confirmed with their own sources that a huge stadium tour is being scheduled to feature Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Poison – with ticket prices likely matching the combined age of all the musicians involved in the tour.
Update: Hours after this story broke, Motley Crue themselves confirmed they will tour again with the release of a new teaser video.
You might remember Motley Crue promised their last tour, dubbed The Final Tour would be their, uhh, final one – with the last gig being the Forum in Los Angeles on December 31st, 2015. The four members even went so far as to sign a “cessation of touring agreement,” a legally binding document that says they wouldn't be allowed to tour again. Of course there was a loophole.
Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone in 2014 “The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract. But we know that will never happen. There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you’re talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it.”
I guess those guarantees must be large enough for the band to swallow their pride.
Last week, after The Black Crowes announced their reunion, their manager Mark DiDia went . on the Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show and was very loose with his tongue in terms of what reunions are on deck: "There's a Motley Crue/Poison/Def Leppard tour coming, there's a Rage Against the Machine… AC/DC's coming. There's a lot of rock coming out next year. God bless Drake and Billie Eilish and all that, they're streaming music and they have a lot of followers. Rock doesn't stream, but there's a thing that's happening. I think people miss guitars and bass and drums."
People these rumors are false. I haven’t spoken to any band member’s since movie premiere. I had to cancel shows due to back problems which I am getting treatment now. There is no tension between me and Tommy. Don’t believe anything from These so-called gossip sites. Keep Rocking
— Vince Neil (@thevinceneil) November 5, 2019
Last month, Radar Online reported that Motley Crue was offered $150 million to reunite by concert promoter Live Nation – under the condition that Vince Neil lose 40 pounds and get treatment. The report noted that Neil and drummer Tommy Lee were dueling over who would go to rehab first. Neil publicly denied to rumors on Twitter stating "There is no tension between me and Tommy," he wrote. "Don't believe anything from these so-called gossip sites."
I hope somebody showed these promoters the below video of Vince Neil:
Does this tour appeal to you?
Update – Here are the announced reunion tour dates of Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett:
Tuesday, July 7 – Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium [Tickets]
Thursday, July 9 – Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium [Tickets]
Saturday, July 11 – Charlotte, NC Bank of America Stadium [Tickets]
Tuesday, July 14 – Arlington, TX Globe Life Field [Tickets]
Wednesday, July 15 – Houston, TX Minute Maid Park [Tickets]
Sunday, July 19 – San Francisco, CA Oracle Park [Tickets]
Thursday, July 23 – San Diego, CA Petco Park [Tickets]
Saturday, July 25 – Phoenix, AZ State Farm Stadium [Tickets]
Sunday, August 9 – Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park [Tickets]
Tuesday, August 11 – Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium [Tickets]
Thursday, August 13 – Buffalo, NY New Era Field [Tickets]
Saturday, August 15 – Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park [Tickets]
Sunday, August 16 – Pittsburg, PA PNC Park [Tickets]
Tuesday, August 18 – Milwaukee, WI Miller Park [Tickets]
Thursday, August 20 – Detroit, MI Comerica Park [Tickets]
Saturday, August 22 – Washington DC Nationals Park [Tickets]
Sunday, August 23 – Flushing, NY Citi Field [Tickets]
Tuesday, August 25 – Boston, MA Fenway Park* [Tickets]
Friday, August 28 – Chicago, IL Wrigley Field [Tickets]
Sunday, August 30 – Denver, CO Coors Field [Tickets]
Wednesday, September 2 – Seattle, WA T-Mobile Park [Tickets]
Saturday, September 5 – Los Angeles, CA SoFi Stadium [Tickets]