By Virginia Yapp
Editor’s note: This article was originally published January 29, 2014
Sometimes a big band’s well-publicized farewell tour is a final goodbye… and other, more cynical times, it’s little more than a cash grab, where the band completes the tour and decides it’s not quite ready to call it quits. (Here’s looking at you, KISS.)
Lest you fear that Mötley Crüe might be jesting with its recent announcement that the band would be calling it quits and embarking on a "Final Tour" this year, all of the band’s members have ceremoniously signed a binding agreement that will keep them from using the Mötley Crüe trademark, effective as of the end of 2015.
Want to hear "Smokin’ in the Boys Room" one more time live? Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars will be in Austin on July 15 at the Cedar Park Center, and tickets go on sale Friday morning.
The full list of local shows with tickets set to go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.:Clasixx at the Parish (March 19)Julio Iglesias at ACL Live (April 1)Mad Caddies at Red 7 (April 11)Pet Shop Boys at ACL Live (April 16)Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra (April 22)Alice in Chains at ACL Live (April 28)Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Stubb’s (April 30)GHOST, King Dude a Emo’s (May 1)Cherub at Emo’s (May 2)Mike Epps at Bass Concert Hall (May 2)One the Only Metallica tribute at Stubb’s (May 8)The Wheeler Brothers at the Parish (May 16-17)William Fitzsimmons at the Parish (May 31)Toadies at Stubb’s (June 14)Motley Crue at the Cedar Park Center (July 15)
Already on sale: Yuck plays Red 7 on Feb. 5; Superchunk and Waxahatchee will be at the Mohawk Feb. 6; Lord Huron and Superhumanoids play Emo’s Feb. 17 and 18 (previously scheduled at the Parish); Dr. Dog and Saint Rich perform at Stubb’s Feb. 21; and Fiery Furnaces singer Eleanor Friedberger plays the Cactus Cafe Feb. 23.