Something like two years ago–was it July 2014?–Motley Crue announced that although they were not breaking up, they weren’t going to tour anymore. There would be one big farewell roadtrip featuring 164 shows after which they’d never appear onstage again. They even signed a legally-binding agreement to that effect. The final show of that final tour is tonight.
The gig, set for the Stapes Centre in LA, is expected to result in lots of tears, although it would be highly uncool to cry in the middle of “Shout at the Devil.” And the whole thing is being shot as a concert film, so let’s keep the waterworks to a minimum. There’s no crying in Crüe.
Don’t feel too bad. This last tour grossed about $100 million USD. And along with the money they’ll make from this concert film, there’s also the bio-pic of The Dirt coming sometime in 2016. The pension funds will be well topped-up.