Nikki Sixx says that he and his MÖTLEY CRÜE bandmates "missed each other" in the four years since they played their last show.CRÜE fans who shelled out for the band's 2014/2015 "farewell" tour were led to believe that the group would never return after playing its final concert on December 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band touted the signing of a pre-tour "cessation of touring" agreement as cementing the fact it truly was the end of CRÜE's life on the road.Speaking about the CRÜE's decision to reunite for next summer's stadium tour with DEF LEPPARD and POISON, Sixx said: "Honestly, I don't think any of us thought, when we were on 'The Final Tour', we would ever get back together. We weren't really getting along at that point. We had been together 35 years, and it had been a lot of years on the road. I don't think we took a lot of time for ourselves off; we were just constantly touring for all that time. And when it came to the end, we broke the band up and everybody went their own ways. I think we really needed that break, and it was during the making of 'The Dirt' movie, we started working on the script, started being on the set, we started hanging out again together. And I think we really started to realize — without even talking about the music — how much we missed each other. And then that got us to go in the recording studio, which is where the whole thing always starts for all of us. And we wrote a bunch of new music, and had a blast in the studio. And then the movie took off. And our fans were super stoked, but we also got a new generation of people. And that kind of started the conversation. But it really was from the heart. We missed each other, to be honest with you, and we missed being in a band together."According to Sixx, the upcoming tek — a 22-stop run visiting the country's most iconic stadiums — will be the perfect opportunity for fans of 1980s hard rock to experience some of the era's biggest hits in a unique live setting."This tour, is, to me, the ultimate tour of next summer coming up," he said. "I think from Joan Jett starting, to POISON, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, every single song… Bret [Michaels, POISON frontman] was saying to me a while ago if he wasn't on the bill, he'd be going to the show. And I'm with you on that."CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee said that production design started earlier this week."There's a lot of new technology right that we haven't gotten a chance to play with," Lee said."The Stadium Tour" kicks off July 7 at Miami, Florida's Hard Rock Stadium and wraps up September 5 at Los Angeles's SoFi Stadium. Tickets go on sale on December 13 at 10:00 a.m.MÖTLEY CRÜE toured with POISON in 2011 and DEF LEPPARD toured with POISON in 2017. Next summer's trek will mark the first time the three hard rock groups have hit the road together."The Stadium Tour" was announced earlier today at a Hollywood event hosted on SiriusXM's Volume channel by Slim Jim Phantom of THE STRAY CATS.
The world's most iconic and celebrated rock legends will hit the road together next summer for a coheadlining tour so massive that it could only be held in America's biggest stadiums. "The Stadium Tour" featuring DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE, with POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS will hit select cities in the U.S. where each band will bring their electrifying stage shows while promising to perform their stadium sized anthems.Produced by Live Nation, the summer tour is set to steamroll through America, visiting the country's most iconic stadiums, was announced today at SiriusXM's Hollywood Studios live on the Volume Channel 106.Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com. Check local listings for details. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 10 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, December 12 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi EntertainmentSM.Tour dates:Tuesday, July 7 - Miami, FL - Hard Rock StadiumThursday, July 9 - Orlando, FL -Camping World StadiumSaturday, July 11 - Charlotte, NC - Bank of America StadiumTuesday, July 14 - Arlington, TX - Globe Life FieldWednesday, July 15 - Houston, TX - Minute Maid ParkSunday, July 19 - San Francisco, CA - Oracle ParkThursday, July 23 - San Diego, CA - Petco ParkSaturday, July 25 - Phoenix, AZ - State Farm StadiumSunday, August 9 - Atlanta, GA - SunTrust ParkTuesday, August 11 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark StadiumThursday, August 13 - Buffalo, NY -New Era FieldSaturday, August 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Citizens Bank ParkSunday, August 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - PNC ParkTuesday, August 18 - Milwaukee, WI - Miller ParkThursday, August 20 - Detroit, MI - Comerica ParkSaturday, August 22 - Washington DC - Nationals ParkSunday, August 23 - Flushing, NY - Citi FieldTuesday, August 25 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park*Friday, August 28 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley FieldSunday, August 30 - Denver, CO - Coors FieldWednesday, September 2 - Seattle, WA - T-Mobile ParkSaturday, September 5 - Los Angeles, CA - SoFi StadiumCRÜE fans who shelled out for the band's 2014/2015 "farewell" tour were led to believe that the group would never return after playing its final show on December 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band touted the signing of a pre-tour "cessation of touring" agreement as cementing the fact it truly was the end of CRÜE's life on the road.On November 18 — three years and 11 months after the band played its last show — CRÜE posted a video with Machine Gun Kelly, who portrayed Tommy Lee in the band's biopic "The Dirt", explaining that due to the band "becoming more popular than ever" and "gaining an entirely new legion of fans" in the four years they've been off the road, the band felt the need to blow up their previous contract in order to come out of retirement.Back in 2014, bassist Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone that MÖTLEY CRÜE couldn't legally play again after the completion of the farewell tour. "The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract," he said. "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."If anybody ever — and I don't believe anybody ever would — would call any other bandmembers and say, 'Hey, it's been 10 years, let's just do 10 shows. A million a pop,' it could never happen unless all four bandmembers agreed," Sixx added. "And if we did agree, the way we've set it up — including this conversation right now — we'd have so much egg on our face. We have so much pride that that alone would stop it."After the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE reunited last year to record four new songs for "The Dirt" film, some fans assumed that the group would be open to the idea of playing together again at a special event to promote the movie. But Sixx shot down the idea earlier this year, telling Rolling Stone: "Sometimes I look out at my friends, like the guys in AEROSMITH and METALLICA, and I'm, like, 'God damn it, did we retire too soon?' But there will be no one-offs in our future. Maybe we'll just get together and jam in [guitarist] Mick Mars's front room."
The Stadium Tour 2020 - SiriusXM channel 106Posted by Motley Crue on Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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