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Mötley Crüe to Torture Everyone for the Next Seven Years If Nikki Sixx Gets His Way


For a while now, we’ve been having a bit of fun at Vince Neil‘s expense. His recent vocal performances while touring with Mötley Crüe have prompted fans online to make comments like: “he sounds like an old Cartman” and “what happened?!” All gleaming reviews, obviously.

Well, it turns out that the world’s going to be subjected to more mumbled vocals and pre-recorded drum tracks for almost a decade, according to the band’s bassist Nikki Sixx. While speaking with Brazil’s A Rádio Rock late last year (transcribed by Blabbermouth), Sixx said he estimates that the band could keep going until at least 2031. Won’t someone think of the kids?!

“We just did those four songs for The Dirt soundtrack. We’re pretty much locked down right now. We’re having conversations beyond [2023]. So what’s ’24 look like for us in a touring capacity? As far as new music — I think new music always comes when the band is getting along. We get along so great right now. We’ve been having the best time. We spend time together. We go out to dinner.

“Tommy [Lee, Mötley Crüe] just had his 60th-birthday party [last October] down in Mexico, and he invited a small group of his very good friends. And I was there, and a bunch of cool Tommy’s friends. All of our wives were there. John 5 came in. And it was just cool to be able to not talk business, be in rehearsal, get on the phone, talk about the photo shoot or the video. It was just hanging out, walking on the beach. And we had some sweet conversations. Me and Tommy and Vince [Neil, Mötley Crüe singer] had this conversation. I said, I go,’ What are you guys doing for the next eight years?’ And everybody’s laughing: ‘I don’t know.’ I said, ‘Why don’t we just keep going? Let’s just take it to 50 [years since the band’s inception, which will be in 2031].’

“So this isn’t a final tour. What does that look like? I have no idea. I’m just telling you, you have the band saying, ‘We’re having a blast. Why stop?’”

While the interview took place this past December, the video was only recently posted on YouTube, which explains why we’ve been living blissful ignorance for the last few months. Could you imagine the damage a Mötley Crüe with members firmly in their 70s would do?! Dogs everywhere would be concerned once Vince Neil starts yeowling into the mic, John 5 (the youngest member at almost 60 years old) would be sticking around as long as the check clears, and Tommy Lee would still find new and horrific ways to subject the world to images of his wrinkled old sack at almost 70 years old.

Remember when they signed that contract in blood saying they’d never tour again? Yeah, those were the days. They could have ridden off into the sunset, free to pursue their own solo careers if they wanted, but instead they have to form a sad, old, disappointing Voltron every night on stage. And that’s looking like it could probably happen for the foreseeable future.

If you’re looking to catch Mötley Crüe before they get too old, you can catch them live at one of the dates below:

Mar 07: Sao Paulo Allianz Parque, BRA
Mar 09: Curitiba Estádio Couto Pereira, BRA
Mar 11: Porto Alegre Arena do Grêmio, BRA
May 22: Sheffield Bramall Lane, UK
May 25: Mönchengladbach Sparkassen Park, GER
May 27: Munich Koenigsplatz, GER
May 29: Budapest MVM Dome, HUN
May 31: Krakow TAURON Arena Kraków, POL
Jun 02: Prague Rocks, CZE
Jun 03: Hannover Expo Plaza, GER
Jun 07: Solvesborg, Sweden Rock Festival, SWE
Jun 09: Helsinki RockFest, FIN
Jun 11: Trondheim Rocks, NOR
Jun 14: Copenhagen Copenhell, DEN
Jun 18: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, BEL
Jun 20: Milan Ippodromo SNAI San Siro, ITA
Jun 23: Lisbon Passeio Maritimo de Alges, POR
Jun 24: Rivas-Vaciamadrid Auditorio Miguel Ríos, SPA
Jun 27: Thun Stockhorn Arena, SWI
Jul 01: London Wembley Stadium, UK
Jul 02: Lytham Festival, UK
Jul 04: Dublin Marlay Park, Ireland
Jul 06: Glasgow Hampden Park, UK
Aug 05: Syracuse JMA Wireless Dome, NY
Aug 08: Columbus Ohio Stadium, OH
Aug 11: Fargo Fargodome, ND
Aug 13: Omaha Charles Schwab Field Omaha, NE
Aug 16: Tulsa H.A. Chapman Stadium, OK
Aug 18: El Paso Sun Bowl Stadium, TX

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