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Mötley Crüe to hit Columbus on its last tour ever

January 30, 2014

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Motley Crue band members Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars stand together with their signed 'Cessation of Touring' document Jan. 28.  Credit: Courtesy of MCT

Mötley Crüe band members Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars stand together with their signed ‘Cessation of Touring’ document Jan. 28.
Credit: Courtesy of MCT

The heavy metal band Mötley Crüe has declared that all bad things must come to an end.

On Tuesday, the band members announced they would be officially breaking up after a Final Tour, which includes a stop in Columbus. The band even signed a formal “Cessation of Touring Agreement” to ensure fans this tour will truly be the end.

The musicians who brought us the head-banging classic “Girls, Girls, Girls” last performed at the Schottenstein Center Aug. 2, 2011 and are set to return for the last time July 8.

”We’re very excited to have Mötley Crüe bring their final tour to the Schottenstein Center,” David Redelberger, director of interactive marketing for the Schottenstein Center and Nationwide Arena, said. “They’ve played here before and it is always a true spectacle.”

Despite the fact that Mötley Crüe reached its peak of success in the ‘80s, some Ohio State students are already planning to properly bid adieu to Mötley Crüe this summer.

Caleb Williams, a third-year in logistics management, said he is planning on attending the concert.

“I’ve been listening to classic rock since I was very young. It’s what my dad listened to,” Williams said. “So I was growing up with all the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s bands and I’ve seen a ton of them in concert. I just haven’t got the chance to see Mötley Crüe yet.”

Williams said he isn’t happy that Mötley Crüe is breaking up, but said at least the situation won’t be similar to what has happened to other bands.

“It’s better that (they officially disband) than ending up like Guns N’ Roses where they play but they don’t have all the members together and it’s not the real band,” Williams said.

Mötley Crüe formed in Los Angeles in 1981 and has since sold more than 80 million records worldwide, according to the band’s website.

Fellow hard-rocker Alice Cooper is slated to open for Mötley Crüe as the tour travels the U.S. and Canada beginning July 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

According to Ticketmaster, tickets are set to be available to the general public Saturday, starting at $17.


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  1. Paul Kotheimer says:

    Motley who?

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