Motley Crue Tracklisting, More Tour Dates & Video
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The raucous rulers of the sex-and-drugs-fueled nightlife on L.A.'s Sunset Strip have returned to their old stomping grounds. All four original members of Motley Crue, the glam-metal gods who've sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and who paved the way for other seminal rock acts, have reunited for the first time in six years, announcing a new world tour — VH1 & VH1 Classic Present "Mötley Crüe: Red White & Crüe Tour 2005…Better Live Than Dead" — and giving their fans a live taste of it. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, December 11 at Ticketmaster and VH1.com.
The event at the Hollywood Palladium began at 6:00 p.m. with a press conference announcing the tour, a new anthology album and the debut of a fresh single and video, "If I Die Tomorrow". The new tour, it was revealed during the press conference, resulted not only from strong demand by homegrown audiences, but was largely fueled by the diligent efforts of Mags Revell, a U.K. promoter with Metropolis Music Group, who launched his own grass-roots campaign in the U.K. designed to get the band to reunite. Taking the unprecedented steps of placing advertising in U.K. media and putting a hold on concert venues in the U.K. for June, 2005, Revell's efforts quickly gained traction with fans all across the world who added fuel to the fire by taking to the Internet and spreading the word.
Said Revell, "I honestly did not know until now whether Motley Crue would respond to our efforts. With the help of tens of thousands of fans in the UK and around the world, I wanted to show the band that there was a real demand for their reunion and I took a big risk. This is the band that we all never thought we'd have the chance to see live again and I strongly admire them for responding to their fans. It is the realization of a dream for so many people for whom Motley Crue represents what rock music is all about.”
"Motley Crue are a gang of musicians that climbed the mountain of rock to success," Allen Kovac, CEO of Tenth Street Entertainment, said in a statement. "This tour and new music delivers to all those who love one of rock's most passionate and aggressive bands."
Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee, the original members of Motley Crue, whose stature as the world's most infamous rock band was made legend in their NY Times best-selling autobiography "The Dirt", will be touring the world in 2005, beginning with arenas in the U.S. and Canada in February. The U.S. portion of the the world tour, dubbed "Red White & Crüe Tour 2005…Better Live Than Dead", is being presented by VH1 and VH1 Classic and goes on sale to the general public this weekend. Beginning today, however, VH1.com are offering a limited number of seats on their website to fans wanting to beat the box office rush.
For dedicated Crue fans, it's all about the live show. In a marathon Motley Crue style, the band will launch its world tour in February, starting in U.S. arenas and coming back for an amphitheater tour in August and September.
The first leg of the tour will run as follows (* indicates a tentative date):
Feb. 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Office Depot Center
Feb. 18 - Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
Feb. 20 - Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center
Feb. 22 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena
Feb. 23 - Toronto, ON* @ Air Canada Center
Feb. 25 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace
Feb. 27 - Ottawa, ON @ Corel Centre
Feb. 28 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center
Mar. 03 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Mar. 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Spectrum
Mar. 05 - Boston, MA @ Fleet Center
Mar. 06 - Washington D.C. @ MCI Center
Mar. 08 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Mar. 10 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
Mar. 12 - Milwaukee, WI @ US Cellular Arena
Mar. 14 - Minneapolis, MN* @ Target Center
Mar. 15 - Kansas City, MO* @ Kemper Arena
Mar. 17 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Live
Mar. 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavillion
Mar. 20 - Las Vegas, NV* @ The Joint
Mar. 22 - San Diego, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
Mar. 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (tentative)
Mar. 25 - Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
Mar. 26 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
The rest of the 2005 world tour is scheduled as follows:
May – Latin America (exact dates to be announced shortly)
June – U.K. Arenas & European Festivals:
Jun. 07 - Helsinki, FIN @ Icehall Monsters of Millenium
Jun. 08 - Turku, FIN @ Rock in Turku 2005/Ellysee Arena
Jun. 10 - Oslo, NOR @ Spektrum Skooks Out 2005
Jun. 11 - Solvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 12 - Bologna, ITA @ Gods of Metal
Jun. 14 - Glasgow, SCO @ SECC
Jun. 15 - Manchester, UK @ Evening News Arena
Jun. 17 - Birmingham, UK @ NEC
Jun. 18 - Cardiff, UK @ International Arena
Jun. 19 - London, UK @ Wembley, Arena
Killing Joke have been confirmed as the opening act for the five U.K. dates. Additional dates in Europe will be announced shortly.
Aug./Sep. – Amphitheaters in 43 North American cities including Albany, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Concord (CA), Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Hartford, Holmdel (NJ), Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Sacramento, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Scranton, Seattle, Tampa, Toronto, Virginia Beach, Wantaugh (NY), Washington (DC) and West Palm Beach.
Nov./Dec. – Southeast Asia, including Japan, Australia/New Zealand (exact dates to be announced shortly)
In conjunction with the tour, the band's U.S. and international record labels also announced the release of a definitive 2-CD Greatest Hits collection that chronicles the band's entire career. Scheduled for release on February 1, the set, entitled "Red, White & Crüe", includes three brand-new CRÜE songs including the first single "If I Die Tomorrow", which features a highly stylized and autobiographically-driven music video.
Fans can see performances by Motley Crue on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Friday, December 10 and The Spike TV Video Game Awards on Tuesday, December 14. A feature film based on the band's best-selling autobiography, "The Dirt", is currently being developed by the band in conjunction with MTV Films/Paramount. The screenplay is being written by Rich Wilkes ("XXX").
"Red, White & Crüe" track listing:
01. Live Wire
02. Piece of Your Action
03. Toast of the Town
04. Too Fast For Love
05. Black Widow
06. Looks That Kill
07. Too Young To Fall In Love [remix]
08. Helter Skelter
09. Shout at the Devil
10. Smokin' in the Boys Room
11. Use It Or Lose It
12. Girls, Girls, Girls
13. Wild Side
14. You're All I Need
15. All In The Name Of...
16. Kickstart My Heart
17. Without You
18. Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
19. Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)
20. Dr. Feelgood
01. Anarchy In The UK
02. Primal Scream
03. Home Sweet Home ['91 remix]
04. Hooligan's Holiday [Brown Nose Edit]
05. Misunderstood [Successful Format Version]
06. Planet Boom
08. Afraid [Alternative Rave Mix]
10. Generation Swine
11. Bitter Pill
13. Hell on High Heels
14. New Tattoo [single version]
15. If I Die Tomorrow (new)
16. Street Fighting Man (new)
17. Sick Love Song (new)
Motley Crue's video for their new single, "If I Die Tomorrow", has been posted online here.
Source: Metal Rules
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