Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Motley Crue plays farewell show in Tampa

   The Motley Crue guys’ recent announcement that they were calling it quits has been met with some skepticism. But fans will still want to keep Sunday, Aug. 17 open.

Motley Crue
   That’s when the long-lived band, which has evolved from glam-metal to hair-metal to just plain old hard-rock its decades-long career, will bring their recently announced “farewell tour” to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.

    Alice Cooper is opening the show.
  The tour’s called the “All Bad Things Must Come to an End Tour” and tickets go on sale Friday. You can get them online through Reserved seats will run you $119, $79, $49 or $39. You can get lawn tickets $20 through Sunday; after that they’ll be $25.

   The band members made a big deal about publicly signing legal documents saying that they’ll never, ever get back together, and they held a press conference at which they sat behind mock tombstones. They apparently don’t want people to think they’ll be one of those bands that has a half-dozen farewell tours before fading into oblivion.

    The “classic” Crue lineup – Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil -- is still intact. They’ve basically been together for more than 30 years, except for a brief and unsuccessful stint during which Neil was replaced by singer John Corabi.

   Like a lot of big-time bands that have launched a farewell tour, Motley Crue, said they wanted to “go out on top.”

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