Eddie Trunk — co-host of the VH1 Classic television program “That Metal Show” who has a long-running radio show, “Eddie Trunk Rocks” (formerly “Friday Night Rocks”), on New York’s Q104.3 FM — has tweeted what appears to be the official ad for MÖTLEY CRÜE’s farewell tour, apparently dubbed “The Final Tour”, which will feature support from ALICE COOPER.
MÖTLEY CRÜE is expected to hold a press conference in Los Angeles on January 28 during which they will announce the first details of the farewell tour, which will reportedly kick off in May and last for a couple of years. Later that night, MÖTLEY CRÜE will be the musical guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The band will perform several songs on the show’s outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd.
MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil told Billboard.com back in August that the band’s final tour would begin during the spring of this year and wrap up sometime in 2015.
“It’s just kind of that time,” Neil explained. “We’ll do one more time and then kinda call it quits. 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.’ We still sell out arenas, have stadium stuff and things like that.”
Neil and MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee previously made comments suggesting that guitarist Mick Mars’ health issues were partly to blame for the band’s decision to call it quits — something that Mars, who suffers from the spinal disease ankylosing spondilytus, has repeatedly denied.
“Any rumors regarding a farewell tour due to ‘my poor health’ are BS. I am doing fine, my AS has never kept me from touring and never will,” Mars wrote on Twitter in August.
MÖTLEY CRÜE wrapped up its second Las Vegas residency at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Joint last October.