Motley Crue wraps up legendary career, announce full-length feature film

Legendary rock icons, MÖTLEY CRÜE, completed their thirty-five-year touring career as a band, on New Year’s Eve, with a spectacular, sold-out show at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, where the started out in 1981. The show also marked the end of their two-year Final Tour, which saw them perform across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows in 72 markets grossing $100 million. Known for their over-the-top production, MÖTLEY CRÜE did not disappoint on New Year’s Eve: from massive, cutting edge pyro, including Nikki Sixx’s bass guitar spitting fire over 30ft in the air, and Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum roller coaster, amongst many other spectacular elements.  While the “Crüecifly” experienced a technical hiccup halfway through his drum solo, perhaps signifying the coaster too had also run it’s course, it didn’t derail the band from giving it their all to their devoted fans cheering them on all night through.  Lead singer, Vince Neil, delivered an emotional, teary-eyed ‘thank you’ speech to the audience, while the band supplied next-level, high-octane fueled energy, ringing in the New Year on stage with thousands of balloons raining down on the crowd. The band’s grand finale of the show included a blow-out performance of their hit single, “Kickstart My Heart“ with Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil floating above the audience in far reaching “cherry-pickers”. Leaving fans in tears, the band finished up the show with an emotional encore rendition of “Home Sweet Home” from the second stage riser in the center of the audience.
The live performances may be over, but their legacy will live on for generations to come.  To celebrate their mark in rock music’s history and in honor of their devoted fans, the band has confirmed the release of a full length concert film of the Final performance, which will also include exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the last week of the tour, to be released later in 2016. Produced and distributed by Live Alliance, Christian Lamb directed the concert portion of the film, while Jeff Tremaine, creator of the Jackass series, directed the documentary segment. The film will premiere in theaters worldwide, one-night only, followed by Pay Per View in all cable/satellite/digital formats, with a DVD set to be released later on.  Fans can check out an exclusive sneak peek of the film on Billboard today, here.In addition to the live-concert film, MÖTLEY CRÜE are planning to release a major box-set of music down the line, as well as The Dirt feature film based on the band’s best-selling 2001 autobiography, also to be directed by Tremaine, in the near future. While the Final Tour has completed, and the flaming Pentagram has been blown out, The Dirt movie will include pieces of this monumental band’s career in full to live on forever.

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For personal farewell messages to the band from rock royalty including Alice Cooper, Judas Priest, Anthrax, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, and many more, inspired by MÖTLEY CRÜE, to rise up and follow their dreams. Check out the entire compilation of “thank you” videos HERE.

All bad things must come to an end, but the legacy lives on.