The iconic frontman of Mötley Crüe, Vince Neil has shown his first reactions to the major success of the band’s long-awaited 2021 tour, which sold close to two million tickets with only four months of dates available.
During his latest appearance on the video podcast of Zane Griggs, Vince Neil has opened up about the great comeback of Mötley Crüe with The Stadium Tour, which is expected for the summer of 2021, and revealed how he’s getting ready for the big event.
As you know, the phenomenal band called it quits five years ago. Mötley Crüe performed, for what was then intended to be the last time, at Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 31, 2015. The band reported that its New Year’s Eve show was going to be released as a film in 2016, titled ‘Mötley Crüe: The End.’
Yet, on September 13, 2018, Neil announced on his Twitter account that Mötley Crüe was recording four new songs. This was later also confirmed by bassist Nikki Sixx, who said that the new material was recorded for the film adaptation of the band’s biography, ‘The Dirt.’
On December 4, 2019, it was officially confirmed that the band would embark on The Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in the summer of 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they rescheduled the dates to 2021.
A-year-and-a-half-long-tour, which has only three or four months of dates available for now, has already sold close to two million tickets. When asked about this fact during the conversation, Vince Neil said that it’s quite unexpected for them.
He admitted he didn’t expect that kind of a response from their fans since all the Crüe members went their own ways years ago while referring to his solo band, with whom he toured till the outbreak of the global pandemic.
As Neil mentioned he has solo shows coming up in the next couple of months, he emphasized the fact that he’s never gone this long without performing or singing in his entire career, since he was 16 years old.
Here’s what was asked to Vince Neil about the success of The Stadium Tour:
“You guys have already sold close to two million tickets with only four months of dates available. That’s insane. That’s why I said it could be the largest grossing tour ever.
You guys are almost a year out. You’ve only got four months available of a year and a half long tour going around the world and you’ve already sold two million tickets.
That’s incredible for any business to have been around for 40, let’s say a business or endeavor to be around for 40 years, and then you guys haven’t done anything together.
You’ve been touring obviously on your own, doing your own solo band and you have your own other businesses. But for you guys to come out swinging like that right out of the gate, you know 40 years after you started you haven’t toured together in five and you’re selling out stadiums.
That says a lot about the influence you had on your fans. Did you expect to have that kind of response from your fans?”
Vince Neil answered as:
“No, it’s a nice feeling. So many people want us to get back together because we basically broke up five years ago. We basically called it quits and said that was a good run, that was a lot of fun, okay we’re done.
So I continued to tour with my solo band up until the COVID and now I’ve had basically almost a year off because of not being able to tour with my solo band. Everything you got shut down.
But it looks like it’s loosening back up. I have a couple of solo shows coming up in the next couple of months. It has been fun just get back and sing. I’ve never gone this long without performing or singing in my entire life, once you know since I was 16.”
You can check out the rest of the conversation below.