The Cleveland Plain-Dealer said simply: “Spread the word: Mötley Crüe is back!”
That’s right baby and they are bringing all the hits, fire breathing midgets and all the fun, craziness and excess that embodies what we call Motley.
“All that was missing from this show was someone being shot out of a cannon!” raved the Toronto Sun. “Give them time, given the band is returning in the summer.” Tomorrow morning, the bad boys of rock will announce an additional 55 shows on Howard Stern’s nationally syndicated radio show. The new dates, which follow their tour in Europe and Asia, start on July 26 in Los Angeles, CA and run through October 16 in Sioux City Iowa. A pre-sale of these dates will begin Wednesday (March 2) on AOL CityGuide, with general tickets on sale March 5.
The band’s tour, co-promoted by VH1 and VH1 Classic, has been drawing record crowds around the world, with the group eventually playing before an estimated 1 million in the U.S. Mötley Crüe had offers from more than 100 cities for their summer run, many of them conducting “Bring the Crüe” campaigns through local radio stations and media promotions that resulted in petitions being signed and a series of 55 dates added in the U.S. through the summer and fall. A similar promotion in Canada saw the band’s new album, Red White & Crüe, certified platinum, and several concerts north of the border added to the tour.
All I can say is that seeing the Crue this time around is mandatory for any long time fan. It sounds like you’re gonna have to fight to get tickets though.
The reviews from the self-proclaimed “Loudest Show On Earth,” which includes fire-breathing midgets, aerial displays and assorted circus freaks and geeks, have been uniformly enthusiastic.
The Toronto Star enthused: “Suddenly, a reunited Crüe seems like the very embodiment of cool.”
I’m not sure if that statement is true but I’ll be damned if I’m “too cool” to get in the pit and rock out with one of the most legendary rock bands of all time. Be there or be square baby.
Check out the dates in your area and get yourself tickets early!
These new dates, dubbed “Carnival of Sins,” will include some festival-style amphitheater and arena dates with special guests, fellow Island/IDJ recording artists Sum 41, The Exies and some of the hottest new rock bands in various markets, to be announced.
Jul. 27 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena/Raley Field
Jul. 29 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
Jul. 30 Seattle, WA (Auburn) White River Amphitheater
Jul. 31 Portland, OR Clark County Amphitheater
Aug. 2 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Aug. 3 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
Aug. 5 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
Aug. 6 Denver, CO Red Rocks
Aug. 9 St. Louis, MO UMG Bank Pavilion
Aug. 10 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater’
Aug. 11 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Aug. 13 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
Aug. 14 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 16 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach
Aug. 17 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
Aug. 19 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
Aug. 20 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Amphitheater
Aug. 21 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Aug. 23 Toronto, OH Molson Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 Detroit, MI DTE Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
Aug. 27 Chicago, IL Tweeter Center
Aug. 28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Amphitheatre
Aug. 30 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
Aug. 31 Syracuse, NY N.Y. State Fair
Sept. 2 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 Allentown, PA Great Allentown Fair
Sept. 6 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 7 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 9 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 10 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheatre
Sept. 11 Knoxville, TN Thomson Boling Arena
Sept. 13 Orlando, FL TD Waterhouse Center
Sept. 14 Pensacola, FL Civic Center
Sept. 16 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Sept. 18 Memphis, TN Desota Arena
Sept. 20 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall
Sept. 21 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
Sept. 23 Little Rock, AR Alltell Arena
Sept. 24 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sept. 25 Laredo, TX Entertainment Center
Sept. 27 Corpus Christi, TX America Bank Center
Sept. 28 Hidalgo, TX Dodge Arena
Sept. 30 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
Oct. 1 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
Oct. 2 Lubbock, TX U nited Spirit
Oct. 4 Tucson, AZ TCC
Oct. 7 Fresno, CA Save Mart
Oct. 8 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Oct. 9 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Oct. 11 Bozeman, MT Brick Breedan Fieldhouse
Oct. 12 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
Oct. 14 Bismarck, ND Civic Center
Oct. 15 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza
Oct. 16 Sioux City, IA Tyson Center