Motley Crue has a rotating door of major hits and they play nearly every one of them on this last major outing as a group. The group does retread the same setlist from one show to the next, though with it being this strong, that really isn’t a problem. The core staples of the group’s tracklist consists of the opening track “Saints of Los Angeles,” which comes from the 2008 album of the same name. This was billed as their big comeback upon release, though now it is one of the only songs from the album to steadily stay in the line-up. The group will sometimes play “Mother****** of the Year” from this album as well.
But through it all, the show is definitely slanted towards their early 80’s prime. The closing tracks include a triple whammy of “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Kickstart My Heart,” followed by an isolated encore of “Home Sweet Home” exaggerated and prolonged for dramatic grandiosity.
The real mainstay here is Dr. Feelgood, the record that put the band on the map. The title track is played in the middle of the set. The band brings out a few deeper cuts from this album that they do not generally play, and it seems to be just for this tour. “Same Old Situation” and “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” make it onto every set.
Rounding out the major tracks is a frenetic and crazy version of “Live Wire,” preceded by an absurdly eccentric guitar solo from Crue guitarist Mick Mars, and “Shout at the Devil” from the 1983 album of the same name. The band dips back all the way to their debut with “Too Fast for Love” from the album of the same name once again. Though John Corabi fans will be disappointed, there is nothing from that 1994-2002 era where the band floundered commercially. This is a full on 80’s Greatest Hits set.
Saints of Los Angeles
Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
Looks That Kill
On With the Show
Too Fast for Love
Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room
Anarchy in the U.K.
Shout at the Devil
Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
Too Young to Fall in Love
Girls, Girls, Girls
Kickstart My Heart
Home Sweet Home
How long is a Motley Crue concert?
Motley Crue plays every minute of a 100 minute set.
Is this really their final tour together?
This is the group’s last tour and outing before they are breaking up. Motley Crue is expected to finish off these dates towards the ends of the year. Usually when a band announces a tour as their last one, it is a lot less likely for them to reunite in the near future, though it is always possible.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Motley Crue’s tour?
Motley Crue has announced a whole slew of presale packages for their final tour. The packages range from general presale access to full-on VIP packages, gifts and merchandise, and other features. You need to be a fan club member to get premium access to presales.
Good old conservative charmer Alice Cooper is opening every date with his own 50 minute set. And by conservative we mean live snacks, mock electrocution, and chains and torture for all his backup performers. Cooper’s crazy antic is a must-see, and the best kind of opening.
“Drummer Tommy Lee and bassist Nikki Sixx bashed out impeccably tight rhythms, and guitarist Mick Mars got lots of mileage out of his limited repertoire. He’s not much of a stylist or soloist, but Mars had plenty of killer riffs, including the Aerosmith-worthy nugget that fueled “Dr. Feelgood.” The Crue’s spirited version of the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the U.K.” reminded you that for a hair-metal act, these guys actually have a feel for punk.” – Thor Christensen of the Dallas News
“Through 90 minutes of flash and zing, along with any number of the Crüe’s power metal hooks and recognizable licks, its snapshot verses and scream-along choruses. Also useful are big bangs, fog bombs, sparkle showers, Roman candles, solos and wails and lots of songs about girls, girls and girls.” – Randall Roberts of the LA Times
“Perhaps the beauty of Motley Crue is that there is little to differentiate from the eras of the band’s 30-plus year career. Loud guitars, thumping bass, Tommy Lee’s staccato drum hits, and Neil’s pure rock’ n’ roll whine make up the Motley milieu…A grand piano was suspended from the ceiling for Tommy Lee to plunk away at the opening strains of “Home Sweet Home,” before he returned to his drum kit for his solo spotlight.” – Donnie Moorhouse of Mass Live
Motley Crue An Intimate Evening in Hell 2013
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started May 16. 2013 in Bangor, Maine | Ended October 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Motley Crue in Sin City 2012
Tour Opening Acts: Shaddix
Started February 3, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada | Ended September 23, 2012 in Hartford, Connecticut
Motley Crue 2011
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started May 1, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey | Ended August 20, 2011 in Hollywood, California
Motley Crue 2010
Tour Opening Acts: Aerosmith
Started August 11, 2010 in Sturgis, South Dakota | Ended October 1, 2010 in Mobile, Alabama
Motley Crue 2009
Tour Opening Acts: Drowning Pool, Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman
Started January 21, in Indo, California | Ended September 5, 2009 in Darien Center, New York
Motley Crue’s CrueFest 2008
Tour Opening Acts: Buckcherry, Papa Roach
Started April 15, 2008 in Hollywood, California | Ended November 14, 2008 in Hollywood, California
Motley Crue 2006
Tour Opening Acts: Cheap Trick
Started February 10, 2006 in Columbus, Georgia | Ended December 7, 2006 in Minneapolis, Minnesota