UPDATE 2: New dates for 2021 have been confirmed.
UPDATE: The entire tour has been officially POSTPONED.
Rock/metal legends Mötley Crüe are scheduled to hit the road with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts for a hefty summer trek that is set to kick off on June 18 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
Rumors and reports have be circulating claiming that one of the year’s most anticipated tours is in jeopardy and on the brink of being cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 threat.
Chatting with fans on Twitter today (April 6) and asked if the tour is still a go, Mötley Crüe stated: “No one knows what’s going on with anything do to with anything. A day at a time,” affirming “There has been no announcement.”
Just a few weeks back, drummer Tommy Lee urged fans to “stay the f**k inside,” because he’s got some “big stadium sh*t to do in June.” Bassist Nikki Sixx shared a similar sentiment, pleading fans to “stay home,” “make some memories,” and/or “do something you’ve always wanted to do” during these quarantined times.
As for singer Vince Neil, he’s apparently been “working out like a madman” in preparation for the stadium trek, as per his longtime girlfriend Rain Hannah (as reported by Blabbermouth via a social media video). Mötley Crüe manager Allen Kovac spoke with Fox Business this past December, claiming that some band members were “working with a trainer” and a “nutritionist” leading up to the start of the tour.
As of this posting, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) are reporting a total of 330,891 COVID-19 cases in the U.S., and 8,910 total deaths confirmed, with states like New York, Texas, California, Washington, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, Michigan, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts among the hardest hit.
In the end, the fate of Motley Crue’s summer romp lies in the hands of state authorities and government officials who have issued restrictions on mass gatherings across the nation in an attempt to hopefully control the pandemic disease as soon as possible.
As always, stick to motley.com for official updates.
Make sure you know how to protect yourself and others during these troubled times.
Here are those tour dates, again:
June 18 JACKSONVILLE, FL TIAA Bank Field
June 21 SAN ANTONIO, TX Alamodome
June 23 KANSAS CITY, MO Kauffman Stadium
June 25 ST. LOUIS, MO Busch Stadium
June 27 MINNEAPOLIS, MN U.S. Bank Stadium
June 29 NASHVILLE, TN Nissan Stadium
July 2 CINCINNATI, OH Great American Ballpark
July 3 CLEVELAND, OH FirstEnergy Stadium
July 7 MIAMI, FL Hard Rock Stadium
July 9 ORLANDO, FL Camping World Stadium
July 11 CHARLOTTE, NC Bank of America Stadium
July 14 ARLINGTON, TX Globe Life Field
July 15 HOUSTON, TX Minute Maid Park
July 19 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Oracle Park
July 23 SAN DIEGO, CA Petco Park
July 25 PHOENIX, AZ State Farm Stadium
August 9 ATLANTA, GA SunTrust Park
August 11 HERSHEY, PA Hershey Park Stadium
August 13 BUFFALO, NY New Era Field
August 15 PHILADELPHIA, PA Citizens Bank Park
August 16 PITTSBURGH, PA PNC Park
August 18 MILWAUKEE, WI Miller Park
August 20 DETROIT, MI Comerica Park
August 22 WASHINGTON DC Nationals Park
August 23 FLUSHING, NY Citi Field
August 25 BOSTON, MA Fenway Park
August 26 BOSTON, MA Fenway Park
August 28 CHICAGO, IL Wrigley Field
August 30 DENVER, CO Coors Field
September 2 SEATTLE, WA T-Mobile Park
September 5 LOS ANGELES, CA SoFi Stadium