After the decision of Mötley Crüe’s comeback tour with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett, the bassist Nikki Sixx revealed why his band broke the legal agreement which banned them from touring ever again.
Mötley Crüe wasn’t expected to perform again after the farewell tour in 2015.
According to Nikki Sixx’s statement, the band members decided to break the legal agreement after they spent a great time together again during the filming of ‘The Dirt’ movie.
Here’s what Nikki Sixx stated:
“Honestly, I don’t think any of us thought – when we were on ‘The Final Tour’ – we would ever get back together. We weren’t really getting along at that point. We had been together for 35 years, and it had been a lot of years on the road.
I don’t think we took a lot of time for ourselves off; we were just constantly touring for all that time. And when it came to the end, we broke the band up and everybody went their own ways.
I think we really needed that break, and it was during the making of ‘The Dirt’ movie, we started working on the script, started being on the set, we started hanging out again together. And I think we really started to realize – without even talking about the music – how much we missed each other.”
“And then that got us to go in the recording studio, which is where the whole thing always starts for all of us. And we wrote a bunch of new music and had a blast in the studio. And then the movie took off. And our fans were super stoked, but we also got a new generation of people.
And that kind of started the conversation. But it really was from the heart. We missed each other, to be honest with you, and we missed being in a band together.”
The bassist also added:
“This tour, is, to me, the ultimate tour of next summer coming up. I think from Joan Jett starting, to Poison, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, every single song… Bret [Michaels, Poison frontman] was saying to me a while ago if he wasn’t on the bill, he’d be going to the show. And I’m with you on that.”
‘The Stadium Tour,’ will start on July 7 in Miami, and will end on September 5 at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.
You can watch the tour announcement below.
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