Younger Listeners Was The Reason
Motley Crue will reunite and tour again, after five years of hiatus and announcing that they are retiring, but they have a change of heart.
They announced their Final Tour in January 2014 — and during the press conference each member signed an agreement called, “Cessation of Touring Agreement,” a document where it says, Motley Crue would never tour again.
Although the agreement covered that they would never tour again, Motley Crue never said they were breaking up. Vince Neil said, “We’re still gonna be making music. We’re still [gonna be selling] merchandise and stuff like Motley Crue things. … Motley Crue will still be around; we’re just not gonna tour anymore. That’s really kind of it.”
The reasons that lead them to schedule a tour again was because there was a loophole in the contract that could be easily be voided if each member agreed to come back. The agreement was more of a safeguard from using the Motley Crue name for each of their solo projects.
“There are bands out there traveling under the same band name,” Sixx explained. “Tommy [Lee] said it would be like, ‘Nikki Sixx’s Motley Crue at the Troubadour’ and ‘Tommy Lee’s Motley Crue at the Canyon Club,’ and they are all within a week of each other, you know? I can’t get into my car and drive down the road and have that be a reality. Not after everything that we’ve done. Not after everything we’ve been through.”
I always said they’d be back. My redemption tour starts today. And great news…free tix for all Mötley Crüe fans! pic.twitter.com/Twr3BOSNqZ
— Don Jamieson (@realdonjamieson) November 20, 2019
Motley Crue officially announced they were back, including a video where they showed the contract being destroyed in the middle of reports of a summer 2020 tour with Def Leppard and Poison. They announced the news during a press release promoting the video. They decided to go back for the younger listeners, after the Netflix documentary, The Dirt.
“Its massive global success earlier this year saw Motley Crue’s popularity rush to new highs, catapulting the band’s music back to the top of the worldwide charts with the younger 18-44 demographic now representing 64 percent of the band’s fan base,” the statement claimed. “Moreover, in the six months following the release of The Dirt, Motley Crue have celebrated a meteoric rise of almost 350 percent increase in streams of their music across all streaming platforms. However, most of the new fans have never seen any of the legendary live shows that Crueheads have relished for close to four decades.”