American heavy metal band, Mötley Crüe were formed in Los Angeles in 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
In 2017, frontman Vince Neil told host Sammy Hagar on the show Rock and Roll Road Trip that Mötley Crüe were “completely done”, however in November 2019, rumours started to circulate of the band reuniting for a 2020 tour with Def Leppard and Poison, following the success of Guns N’ Roses’ reunion tour!
The band responded to an online petition rallying for the group’s return, saying “this is interesting…”. On November 18th, Rolling Stone magazine reported that all four band members had agreed to come back together for the tour, utilising a loophole in their “Cessation of Touring” contract. Later that same day, the band confirmed all reports with a statement on their website, posting a press release and a video of the contract being destroyed.
In September 2022, Neil announced in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the band would return for a US tour in 2024. In that same interview, he also ruled out the possibility of further studio albums, stating that they were “strictly a touring band”