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Mötley Crüe Contractually Obligated to Retire After ‘The Final Tour’ in 2014

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By Annie Reuter

Today, (Jan. 28) Mötley Crüe announced their last tour as a band. According to a press release, the band has signed a formal Cessation of Touring Agreement today in Los Angeles, effective at the end of 2015.

“Everything must come to an end! We always had a vision of going out with a big f***ing bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with 1 or 2 original band members,” Tommy Lee said in a statement. “Our job here is done.”

The Final Tour will kick off July 2 in Grand Rapids, MI and run through 72 cities throughout the U.S. before going overseas. Alice Cooper will join the band on the road.

“Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” Cooper said. “Mötley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away. That’s exactly how we do it. Putting Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really needs. We’re going to go out there and tear it up, and I can’t wait to see Motley on stage. Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper — a match made in… Armageddon?”

Mötley Crüe’s attorney, Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law, explained the decision for the band to sign an agreement for their last tour.

“Other bands have split up over rancor or the inability of people to get along, but this is mutual among all four original members and a peaceful decision to move on to other endeavors and to confirm it with a binding agreement.”

In conjunction with the tour, country record label Big Machine Records, have teamed up with Mötley Records to release a Country Music Tribute to Mötley Crüe. Artists confirmed to be featured on the country tribute album include LeAnn Rimes, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band and Cassadee Pope.

Tickets for The Final Tour go on sale to the general public on Jan. 30. Complete tour dates below.

07/2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
07/4 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/5 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
07/6 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
07/8 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
07/9 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/11 – Des Moines, IA @  Wells Fargo Arena
07/12 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
07/13 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
07/15 – Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center
07/16 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/18 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
07/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
07/22 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/23 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/25 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
07/26 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep County Amphitheatre
07/27 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
07/29 – Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
07/30 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
08/1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
08/2 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
08/3 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
08/5 – Sturgis, SD @ Sturgis Buffalo Chip
08/6 – Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center
08/8 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08/9 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/10 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08/12 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
08/13 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
08/15 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
08/16 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
08/17 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/19 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
08/20 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
08/22 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/23 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/24 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
08/26 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Perf. Arts Center
08/27 – Allentown, PA @ Great Allentown Fair
08/29 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/31 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center
10/10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Arena
10/11 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
10/12 – Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
10/14 -  Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
10/15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/17 – Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live
10/19 – Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
10/25 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center
10/26 – Montville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
10/29 – Syracuse, NY @ The OnCenter Complex
11/5 – Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
11/6 – Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
11/9 – Moline, IL @ iWireless Center
11/11 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
11/12 – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
11/13 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
11/15 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
11/16 – Fargo, ND @ FargoDome
11/18 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
11/19 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
11/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

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