Mötley Crüe have dropped their strongest hint yet that they might be about to call it a day.
The glam metal legends have confirmed a special event in LA at the end of this month that, judging by its title at least, will confirm strongly-held recent rumours that they are heading out on tour one final time.
Titled RIP: All Bad Things Must Come To An End, the event – believed to be a press conference – will be held on January 28 and is expected to confirm a farewell tour that’d likely span most of the globe and last at least a year or two.
While it’d serve as a fairly drawn-out goodbye, it seems fairly safe to bet that this really would be the last time we’ll ever see the Crüe on the road.
Crüe drummer Tommy Lee recently confirmed that the glam metal legends’ next world tour will be their last, underlining guitarist Mick Mars’ increasing health worries as the main issue in taking the band off the road for good.
“The farewell tour is next,” he confirms. “This will be it. Our guitar player, Mick, he has a spinal disease that’s slowly fusing his vertebrae together. It’s one of those things that’s treatable, but not curable. So it’s just progressively getting really worse and it’s painful for him, so he doesn’t wanna tour much longer. I can’t say I blame him… The last thing we ever wanna do is go out running on two cylinders with some hired guy playing guitar; that’s just wack. So we wanna go out with one big hurrah with the original guys and be done with it.
“That’s such a bad look when bands are still playing the fucking fairgrounds,” he adds. “Those county-fair shows, and it’s just like two of the original guys, or one original guy, and the rest, no one knows who they are. We don’t wanna do that.”