MÖTLEY CRÜE ARE GONNA CLASS UP VEGAS
Robin Leach — yes, that Robin Leach — reports in the Las Vegas Sun that Mötley Crüe “will play a nearly monthlong series of three- and four-night concerts a week” at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas… I’m assuming at The Joint, that hotel and casino’s own 4,000-person-capacity venue. The news has yet to be confirmed by any representatives from the Hard Rock or The Crüe, but it seems plausible.
And, frankly, I’m surprised more aging rock groups don’t do Vegas residencies. Las Vegas, like Asia, is a place where everyone who once even mildly famous is still a huge star, which means that even if most of the world at large doesn’t care Winger anymore, there is almost certainly an audience waiting for them in the City of Sin. Furthermore, prices in Vegas are, naturally, inflated to unbelievable extremes, so I’m sure there’s lots and lots of money to be made there. (Now that I think about it, how has Gene Simmons not attempted to get the Kiss Kasino going?)
And for Mötley, it would be an especially sweet deal — ’cause not only are they more than mildly famous (which is to say, they’re actually famous), but they live in Los Angeles, which means a) it would be a much shorter commute to Vegas than Asia, and b) Tommy Lee won’t accidentally kill any pint-sized groupies with his giant horse cock. Plus, let’s be real — Mötley Crüe’s larger-than-life stage show and personas will seem right at home in a town that tries to lure tourists by promising rampant debauchery.
So I guess we’ll see if this turns out to be real or what. Stay tuned.
[via Metal Insider]