Glam rock survivors Mötley Crüe announced their impending retirement today, but before calling it quits they’re hitting the road — wait for it — one last time.
The band’s 72-date farewell tour, billed as “The Final Tour,” includes an Aug. 9 stop at DTE Energy Music Theatre, promoters announced Tuesday. Tickets, $125, $85, $49.50, $39.50 pavilion and $25 lawn, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. A limited number of four-packs of lawn seats will be available for $75, and the first 1,000 lawn tickets will be $20.
The tour will kick off with a July 2 date at Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena. Tickets for that show, $125, $75, $49.50 and $29.50, also go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Hard rock godfather Alice Cooper will open all dates on the tour. “He’s bringing his guillotine,” Live Nation’s Rick Franks said Tuesday in a press conference announcing the tour.
The tour is described by Franks as “three-hours plus of sensory overload” that will put a cap on Mötley Crüe‘s 30-plus year career. Lest one think the “Final Tour” tag is just a gimmick, the band has entered into what was described at the press conference as a binding legal document preventing any future Mötley Crüe tours to take place.
Also at the press conference, “Jackass” director Jeff Tremaine said he plans to shoot “The Dirt,” his biopic on the Crüe based on the group’s 2001 best seller, beginning in June.
The tour is slated to wrap Nov. 21 in Vancouver.