Mötley Crüe has announced plans to hit the road this summer for a 45 date headling tour with Poison and special guest New York Dolls.
The expected set list from the Crüe will be decided by the fans thanks to a survey listing every song they’ve ever recorded and had fans vote at Motley.com for the final set list – which will include tracks the band hasn’t performed live together in almost 20 years. Crüe fans also played a role in voting for Poison to join the tour – which will be the first tour the two bands have done together.
Fans will also be treated to the band’s new “360” drum rollercoaster, which will feature drummer Tommy Lee being launched into multiple loops while continuing to perform during his drum solo.
The band’s veteran production manager and set designer Robert Long, described the tour’s set design as “…a hard-hitting Crüe rendition of a rock n’ roll burlesque theatre…” and says the entire stage will be enveloped in red velvet drapery and a damask printed wall of guitar amps.
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Mötley Crüe – Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) – has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million (25 million in the U.S.), seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance, a New York Times bestselling memoir, and two dozen turf tours logging more than 1,350 live gigs across the globe to date.
The band has put out nine studio and two live albums, six compilation CDs, three box sets, nine DVDs and 24 singles with accompanying music videos. They’ve played to millions of fans around the world, adding this summer’s tour to recent successful outings including Crue Fest 1 and 2 taking out such notables as Sixx:AM, Godsmack, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Theory Of A Deadman and many others.
On August 18, 2011, they will be honored at the 4th Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles, CA which celebrates the iconic strip where they began their road to superstardom.
Catch MÖTLEY CRÜE on tour this summer:
w/ Poison and the NY Dolls
Tue6/7 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Thu6/9 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Fri6/10 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sun6/12 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion
Tue6/14 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Wed6/15 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Fri6/17 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Sat6/18 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino Resort
Sun6/19 Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre
Tue6/21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Wed6/22 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri6/24 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Sat6/25 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
Sun6/26 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Tue6/28 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Wed6/29 Detroit, MID TE Energy Music Theatre
Fri7/1 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sat7/2 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Sun7/3 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Tue7/5 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live
Wed7/6 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Fri7/8 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Sat7/9 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Center
Sun7/10 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Tue7/12 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Wed7/13 Hershey, PA The Star Pavilion at Hersheypark Stadium
Fri7/15 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Sat7/16 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sun7/17 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Tue7/19 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
Wed7/20 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Fri7/22 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Sat7/23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sun7/24 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE Appearing at “Cheyenne Frontier Days”
Wed7/27 Cheyenne, WY Frontier Park
w/ Poison and the NY Dolls
Fri7/29 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre
Sat7/30 Frederick, MD Eventplex at the Frederick Fairgrounds
Sun7/31 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Tue8/2 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Wed8/3 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Fri8/5 Sparta, WI Fort McCoy Army Base
Sat8/6 Moline, IL iWireless Center
Sun8/7 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
Thu8/11 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
Fri8/12 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Sat8/13 Nampa, ID Idaho Center
Tue8/16 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Wed8/17 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre