Motley Crue announces third local date on ‘final’ tour

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Motley Crue is coming back to Metro Detroit one final time — for real this time, they swear this is it — Aug. 9 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Skeptical? There’s every reason to be. Last year, the Los Angeles rockers announced dates for their “final” tour — which they marked by signing a “Cessation of Touring Agreement” — and promptly sold out a DTE Energy Music Theatre show in August.

But they weren’t done. Shortly after those tickets were snatched up, the Crue announced a November date at Joe Louis Arena. And now comes the Palace show, which was announced Tuesday morning by the group’s camp.

But this time is it. Well, that’s what the group is saying. This final leg of the Crue’s final tour kicks off July 22 in Eugene, Ore., and the group will play its final show, or at least the show that is being billed as their final show — rock bands, like pro wrestlers, have a hard time saying goodbye — on New Year’s Eve in L.A. at the Staples Center.

Ticket details for the Palace date are TBA. As on the tour’s previous legs, Alice Cooper will open.

Crue bassist Nikki Sixx explains the new final-final-final dates in a statement, via Rolling Stone:

“In some of the cities, we could only reach a fraction of the fans who wanted to come see us play last year because of ticket demand, so we’re coming back to those places to bring them our full production including the Cruecifly drum coaster, as well as all pyro and every other bell and whistle,” he says. “Even despite the overwhelming fan demand we can only add so many new cities in North America because of our commitment to take the Final Tour global on our final year.”

The Crue’s final tour kicked off in July 2014 in Grand Rapids.