Mötley Crüe will shout at the devil one more time — but only once more. Frontman Vince Neil has told Billboard the band is planning a farewell tour that’ll kick off in the spring of 2014.
“We’ll do one more time around the world and kinda call it quits,” Neil said. “It’s just that time. We’re going out on top. We don’t want to be some band that people are like, ‘Oh, they’re playing a club now,’ that kind of band. We still sell out arenas, have stadium stuff and things like that, so let’s go out when it’s a big deal.”
The band also knows the road has been tough on guitarist Mick Mars, who not only underwent hip replacement surgery recently, but continues to battle a type of arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis.
Still, Neil isn’t saying the Crüe will be gone for good, positing that they could reunite in five to 10 years if other careers don’t get in the way. “But it’s not gonna be like a Kiss farewell to the farewell to the farewell to the farewell tour,” Neil said. “It won’t be like that. We’re not going to say farewell and then try to get people to come back again in a little while.”
He also added that new Mötley Crüe music could see the light of day before the band goes out on tour (the music will reportedly accompany the film version of the band’s notorious autobiography The Dirt, which is still in development).
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Before their farewell trek, though, Mötley Crüe are set for shows this September in Oklahoma and Miami, before returning to Las Vegas for a 12-date residency at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel/Casino. Unsurprisingly, Neil says fans should expect a show that’s “over the top, even by Mötley standards.”
“The thing about playing in Vegas is you can do so much more because you don’t have to tear it down and build it back up the next day,” he continued. “You can do effects that stay there. So we’re really looking forward to it. You can call it our most dangerous show ever – not danger for us but danger for the crowd. I thought the last residency was cool, but we learned we could do way more than we actually did, so this will be really, really over the top.”