Motley Crue fans hoping the band will continue to record after the band concludes its current farewell tour should not hold their breath. Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has revealed there are no plans for the Los Angeles rockers to write and record after The Farewell Tour, which wraps up with a three-night hometown stand, ending Dec. 31 in Los Angeles at Staples Center.
According to an article posted Oct. 30 at Classic Rock, the veteran rocker has poured cold water on the hopes of future Crue music saying that the band ‘is “breaking up” and that he sees “no purpose to go in the studio and write songs.” Sixx made the comments in a recent interview with Dallas/Fort Worth radio station 97.1 The Eagle Rocks.
The band had already confirmed there would be no future reunion tours, guaranteeing the commitment by signing a contract in 2014 obligating them to sue one another if any future reunion tours were attempted. Frontman Vince Neil said shortly after the final tour announcement that though their touring days would be finished that the band would still make music, but Sixx sees the idea as senseless, maintaining that bands “make music to tour.”
“I think it’ll be a brotherhood and not a band,” the bassist tells The Eagle Rocks. “We’re gonna call each other and say things like, ‘Hey, this movie’s coming up. What do you think? We can put one of our songs in it. It’ll be cool. It’ll be the tenth anniversary of us breaking up.’ But I don’t see a purpose to go in the studio and write songs.”
Sixx plans to focus on his other band Sixx:AM after Cru’s final gig with a double-album and two-year tour already in the works. Following the completion of a European leg which begins in the U.K. on Nov. 2, Motley Crue will return to North America for three final weeks of dates, which wrap up with a three-night hometown stand, ending Dec. 31 in Los Angeles at Staples Center.
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Motley Crue The Final Tour’s 2015 North American tour schedule:
Oct. 18 – Bangor, Maine, Cross Insurance Center
Oct. 20 – Quebec City, P.Q., Videotron Centre.
Dec. 4 – Lincoln. Neb., Pinnacle Bank Arena
Dec. 7 – Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford Premier Center
Dec. 8 – Grand Forks, N.D., Alerus Center
Dec. 10 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Centre
Dec. 12 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
Dec. 13 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
Dec. 15 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
Dec. 19 – Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Center
Dec. 20 – San Diego, Calif., Viejas Arena
Dec. 22 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center
Dec. 27 – Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
Dec. 28 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
Dec. 30 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
Dec. 31 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center