UPDATE: In a Facebook post and responding to a fan who linked to the Sleaze Roxx article, Mötley Crüe stated: “Take note of today’s date and have another go,” implying that the Sleaze Roxx post is an April Fool’s joke, and that the band, presumably, don’t have plans to cancel the tour.
Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are apparently planning to cancel their scheduled U.S. stadium tour – planned for June through September – due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reports ’80s hard rock / heavy metal-themed publication Sleaze Roxx.
The outlet’s sources say:
As far as the Mötley thing goes, my source has just gotten off the phone with his contact and the tour is almost 100% cancelled. Rehearsals at an unknown location in LA were supposed to happen in May. Those have been cancelled. Given the band’s age and to quote the contact’s words “declining ability”, it may not even get rescheduled. Vince [Neil] had already lost in excess of 20 lbs.
They also note:
Sleaze Roxx has also been advised that Mötley Crüe intend to embark on a tour as soon as the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Virus pandemic is under control and/or resolved.
If the news is indeed true, it wouldn’t be a shocker, as most U.S. spring and some summer treks / shows have already been cancelled or pushed to late 2020 / early 2021. But of course, stick to Motley.com for official updates.
Here’s the trek’s announced routing, via Live Nation:
Sunday, June 21 SAN ANTONIO, TX Alamodome
Tuesday, June 23 KANSAS CITY, MO Kauffman Stadium
Thursday, June 25 ST. LOUIS, MO Busch Stadium
Saturday, June 27 MINNEAPOLIS, MN U.S. Bank Stadium
Monday, June 29 NASHVILLE, TN Nissan Stadium
Thursday, July 2 CINCINNATI, OH Great American Ballpark
Friday, July 3 CLEVELAND, OH FirstEnergy Stadium
Tuesday, July 7 MIAMI, FL Hard Rock Stadium
Thursday, July 9 ORLANDO, FL Camping World Stadium
Saturday, July 11 CHARLOTTE, NC Bank of America Stadium
Tuesday, July 14 ARLINGTON, TX Globe Life Field
Wednesday, July 15 HOUSTON, TX Minute Maid Park
Sunday, July 19 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Oracle Park
Thursday, July 23 SAN DIEGO, CA Petco Park
Saturday, July 25 PHOENIX, AZ State Farm Stadium
Sunday, August 9 ATLANTA, GA SunTrust Park
Tuesday, August 11 HERSHEY, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Thursday, August 13 BUFFALO, NY New Era Field
Saturday, August 15 PHILADELPHIA, PA Citizens Bank Park
Sunday, August 16 PITTSBURGH, PA PNC Park
Tuesday, August 18 MILWAUKEE, WI Miller Park
Thursday, August 20 DETROIT, MI Comerica Park
Saturday, August 22 WASHINGTON DC Nationals Park
Sunday, August 23 FLUSHING, NY Citi Field
Tuesday, August 25 BOSTON, MA Fenway Park
Friday, August 28 CHICAGO, IL Wrigley Field
Sunday, August 30 DENVER, CO Coors Field
Wednesday, September 2 SEATTLE, WA T-Mobile Park
Saturday, September 5 LOS ANGELES, CA SoFi Stadium