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Mötley Crüe pledge to retire after upcoming tour

By | Published on Wednesday 29 January 2014

Motley Crue

Mötley Crüe have announced that they will retire the band after the small matter of a 72 date tour of the US and Canada. And if you think this is just some gimmick to ensure that fans book their tickets, well, what a sad cynical person you are.

Because, see, this really is the last time the Crüe will play together – they wanting to “go out on top” and with some “dignity” – and the band’s four members have all signed a contract pledging to never use the band’s name for any future live activity. So ha, take that sad, cynical types.

Though the band have said that the 72 date North American trek may extend to a world tour before the retirement commitment kicks in, and that some new recorded material could materialise in that time. And even once the ‘retirement’ starts, the band will continue to utilise the brand, sell merch and re-package archive music. So ha, take that, you unsad, uncynical types.

According to Sky News, Crüe man Nikki Sixx said: “There will always be a form of Mötley Crüe around. Not as four musical band members. But you’re still going to see Mötley Crüe shirts and merchandise. We own our masters. So it’s endless, really. So the Mötley Crüe business machine will always run. It’s just one part of our business is closing down”.