Mötley Crüe reunite to join Def Leppard and Poison for US 2020 summer stadium tour
Prior to their 2014-15 'Final Tour', Mötley Crüe had allegedly signed a “cessation of touring agreement,” which they said was a binding document that would prohibit them from ever playing again after the tour ended
Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard and Poison, three of the most celebrated 80s rock bands of all time, are reportedly going to hit the road next year on a U.S. summer stadium tour. According to Rolling Stone magazine, while specific dates and venues have yet to be announced, the three acts will perform at stadiums around the country.
Prior to their 2014-15 'Final Tour', Mötley Crüe had allegedly signed a “cessation of touring agreement,” which they said was a binding document that would prohibit them from ever playing again after the tour ended.
While the band's bassist and leader Nikki Sixx has vouched on multiple occasions of the existence and integrity of the supposed contract, it has long been believed the document was more of a publicity tool rather than a legally-binding contract.
In a 2014 interview, Sixx told Rolling Stone magazine, "Legally, we can’t play again. The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract. But we know that will never happen. 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."
He added, "If anybody ever -- and I don’t believe anybody ever would -- would call any other band members and say, ‘Hey, it’s been 10 years, let’s just do 10 shows. A million a pop,’ it could never happen unless all four band members agreed. And if we did agree, the way we’ve set it up -- including this conversation right now -- we’d have so much egg on our face. We have so much pride that that alone would stop it.”
Earlier this year in March, Netflix released the band's biopic 'The Dirt. The film reportedly received an 85 percent audience score at Rotten Tomatoes, at par with Bohemian Rhapsody’s 87 percent.
The film's soundtrack on Mötley Records and Eleven Seven Music immediately reached No. 1 on the iTunes All Genres Chart and currently stands at number 4 U.S. and number 5 worldwide, reports stated.