In a newly posted clip from a 2014 episode of the now-defunct That Metal Show, Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars is asked about the possibility of the Crue reuniting for more tours after promising that its 2014/2015 farewell run is really its last. Mars replies, “Let me put it this way: If that happens, I will invite the world to come for free.”
Of course, Mars has some ‘splainin’ to do and perhaps a whole bunch of tickets to hand out, since the Crue announced earlier this week that they are tearing up the so-called contract preventing them from performing live and getting back on the road.
Crue fans who shelled out for the band’s 2014/2015 “farewell” tour were led to believe that the group would never return after playing its final show on December 2015 at the Forum in Los Angeles. The band touted the signing of a pre-tour “cessation of touring” agreement as cementing the fact it truly was the end of Crue’s life on the road.
But nearly four years after that last show, the band posted a video explaining that due to the group “becoming more popular than ever” and “gaining an entirely new legion of fans” in the four years they’ve been off the road, the Crue is coming out of retirement. They will reportedly embark on a stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison in 2020, but that has yet to be officially confirmed.
Back in 2014, bassist Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone about the chances of a reunion, “There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you’re talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it.”
Story source: Blabbermouth