Huge rock news was revealed this morning via sources to Rolling Stone: the iconic rockers behind Mötley Crüe have decided to reunite for a tour across the U.S. next year with Poison and Def Leppard.
It seemed like Mötley Crüe was calling it quits back in 2014/15 on their Final Tour, which wrapped-up on December 31, 2015. Ahead of the trek, the band claimed that they signed a “cessation of touring agreement,” binding them from ever touring again. However, according to Rolling Stone, the group’s management failed to produce this alleged document, despite requests. Additionally, at the time, bassist Nikki Sixx told the publication that the only way they could override their contract is if all four band members agreed to tour again, citing “there is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again.”
However, over the past few weeks, rumors have been circulating, especially after the official Mötley Crüe Twitter account shared a tweet from a fan who posted a petition for the band to reunite with the comment “This should be interesting…” The post has since been deleted, yet, as of Monday morning, it’s been announced that the group will head out on tour with the rockers of Poison and Def Leppard. Previously, Poison toured with Def Leppard in 2017, and Def Leppard was on the road with Journey last year.
Mötley Crüe will bring together Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil. Def Leppard and Poison will also bring back all original members – which is uncommon for many groups from the ’70s/’80s.
Official statements from the bands, along with venues and dates, have not been announced at this time. Look out for more updates over the coming week.