The Crue Returns

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The Motley Crue in their glory days. (L to R: Mick Mars (guitar), Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums), and Vince Neil (vocals))

The very popular 1980’s rock supergroup, Motley Crue, will be going back on tour in 2020. Many people are excited about the return of the band, including Farragut High School student, Alex Buie, who says he plans on attending three of the concerts that will be happening this summer.

The news of the band’s return “kickstarted” his heart, according to Alex.

Motley Crue is arguably one of the greatest bands of all time, and their return should truly be a spectacle of the ages. The band will not be touring alone, though. They will be traveling with the members of Poison and Def Leppard, another two timeless blues breakers. It makes sense that these bands would be touring together, since they were all three at the peak of their success during the mid to late 80’s, and all three bands are held in such high esteem within the music community.

It is much surprise to many that the Crue would be getting back together in 2020.  In 2015, the band embarked on their inaptly titled, Final Tour. After this the four members of the band (Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee, and Vince Neil) signed a contract that they would never be able to legally play together again. The only way to break this contract was to get all four members to agree to break it.

It was not very likely that this would happen, until the Netflix original movie, The Dirt, was released on the streaming service in the spring of 2019. The movie portrayed the band as a group of rebellious hooligans who wanted nothing, but to party hard and make money. This mentality portrayed in the movie was able to draw in younger audiences, reviving the band’s popularity. With this newfound revival, it seems that the band has decided once again to set aside each other’s differences, and play one more tour.  

 

SOURCE:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/motley-crue-def-leppard-poison-set-2020-stadium-tour-913823/