Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx explained the reason why the band decided to reschedule The Stadium Tour to 2022 by sharing his concerns during his recent appearance on Yahoo Entertainment.

As you probably know, Mötley Crüe announced that their Stadium Tour would begin in 2020 with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts as the co-headliners. Then, the band had to postpone the tour to 2021 due to global pandemic restrictions and precautions.

However, Mötley Crüe and the other bands decided to reschedule the tour to 2022 once again after the coronavirus cases started to rise. Therefore, The Stadium tour is going to take place on June 16, 2022, in Atlanta and end on September 7, 2022, in San Francisco.

During his interview, Nikki Sixx revealed that they were concerned about losing a lot of money if they had to cancel tour dates because as Nikki mentioned, there is no such thing as COVID insurance. Sixx thinks that they made the right decision after he witnessed ongoing problems in the bands that chose to go on their tours.

Sixx said in his interview that:

“We thought we were gonna tour this year and then Delta variant came and some of my friends went out and did it. Some of them have had no problems but some of them have had big problems. On a business level, you can’t get COVID insurance.

So, if you’ve got a big show, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett. That’s generating a lot. That show goes down because you don’t get anything, you just lose money. You can only lose so many shows and then you’re basically on tour for free. We chose to stay back waiting to see how other bands were going to handle it.”

He added:

I think we made the right decision so we restart designing the show in April. It’s basically design but there’s some new technology that happened in the last few years we might want to involve. We’ve already got our set like it’s done. It’s not like we have to have a meeting where it’s like ‘I want to play this song.’

Everybody agreed on these songs and it’s a really cool set and there’re some Medleys in it. We start band rehearsals in May. I don’t know what looks like, we like to rehearsal for three or four weeks even if we have four weeks. We’re pretty tight at three weeks sometimes you lose a day here or there is a guy who gets sick or someone’s car breaks down.

We always have four months, four weeks, and then we go to Atlanta where the tour opens and we do pre-production with everybody on the bill, set the show-up, tear the show down. It all fits and then June 19th, I think the tour starts and I can’t wait.

You can watch the interview below.