Mötley Crüe is Back  


Ultimate Classic Rock

Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Def Leppard will tour the U.S. in 2020.

  One of the most iconic metal bands of the 1980s is making a comeback. On Monday, Mötley Crüe announced via a video on various social media platforms that due to increased pressure from fans, the group is breaking their 2014 Cessation of Touring contract and embarking on a U.S. stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison in 2020. Fans of the group have anticipated a reunion tour for some time, but recent Netflix original biopic The Dirt has reportedly sparked a new generation of “Crüeheads” who want to see the band live. The band says the film “brought them closer together” and even caused them to start recording again after an almost six year break–which was supposed to be indefinite.  

  A press release on the band’s official website finds that “almost six years after signing a cessation of touring agreement, the contract is off the table because a whole new generation of ‘Crüeheads’ are relentlessly demanding for the band to come back together.” 

The self-proclaimed “most notorious rock band” heard the voices of their fans, and in response, “the band best known for breaking the rules has destroyed their cessation of touring contract in true Mötley Crüe-fashion, by literally blowing it up.” 

  The video announcing Mötley Crüe’s reunion features no band members themselves, but Machine Gun Kelly–who portrayed Tommy Lee in The Dirt–tells the world that though band members felt adamant they would never tour again, they have blown up–literally–their contract and are going on tour.   

  According to Rolling Stone, “Mötley Crüe will join a long list of acts that continue to tour after farewell tours, including Kiss, the Who, Black Sabbath, Phil Collins, Ozzy Osbourne, Tina Turner, Cher, and LCD Soundsystem.”

  As this year also marks the 30th anniversary of the band’s fifth studio album “Dr. Feelgood,” Mötley Crüe wants to “make ya feel alright” with a 2020 U.S. stadium tour. Dates and venues are still up-in-the-air for now, but fans of Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, and Poison are in store for “nothin’ but a good time.”