|Sat 9 May 2015, 7:00pm|
Legendary rock icons Motley Crue have, at last, confirmed a highly anticipated, first-and-last-ever New Zealand date in Auckland on Saturday May 9, 2015 as part of their Final Tour, bringing along shock-rocker Alice Cooper as very special guest.
The Final Tour marks the end of an era for the band. In January 2014, all four original members gathered to sign a binding ‘Cessation Of Touring’ agreement taking effect at the end of 2015 before a press conference in their hometown of Los Angeles and announcing the global two-year Final Tour. A year later, on January 20, 2015 in New York City, the band announced Mötley Crüe’s highly anticipated final live performance of the band to take place at LA's Staples Centre on New Years' Eve 2015. The 2014 portion of ‘The Final Tour’ was one of last year’s top grossing US tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million USD.
New Zealand fans had better brace themselves: the mighty Crüe are bringing their high-energy show and all the hits with them, that have made the tour such a wildly successful, memorable experience for hundreds of thousands across the world. “My career focus has been on building artist’s careers –it’s kind of perversely cool to be responsible for ending one,” says Michael Coppel, President & CEO, Live Nation Australasia.
Bassist, Nikki Sixx says of the band’s visit, “We’re truly excited to come to New Zealand with the Final Tour and celebrate 34 years of Mötley Crüe with our fans in Auckland. It’s the Final Tour but it’s not a farewell because our music will live on long after we’ve stopped touring. We can’t wait to see everyone out there in May.”
Ensuring they farewell New Zealand in epic style, the inimitable Alice Cooper will accompany Mötley Crüe on all New Zealand dates as very special guest. Once coined the most evil rock singer in the world, Cooper recently suggested Crüe let him kill them on stage, “That finishes everything. Four guillotines, floomp! Done!” he enthused. While his villainous vision may not be realised, an equally evil performance is guaranteed as Cooper unleashes his hard rock classics.
Thirty-four years into one of the most tumultuous and staggeringly successful careers in the history of rock music, Mötley Crüe continue to command unwavering allegiance from fans of all ages. The classic line-up of Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars still packs a powerful punch and they’re ready to show New Zealand audiences why Mötley Crüe will go down in history as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
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