Despite signing a ‘cessation of touring agreement’ Motley Crue will join Def Leppard and Poison for a 2020 stadium tour, according to Rolling Stone.
The rumours of the band’s twitchiness have been swirling and only started to heat up again recently.
Their farewell tour, which was completed on New Years Eve, 2015, was not just meant to be their absolute last (not a Farnsy-style ‘farewell’) a legal agreement prohibited them from touring again ensured it.
There was, however, a loophole.
“Legally, we can’t play again,” Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone in 2014.
“The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract – but we know that will never happen. There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you’re talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it.”
Adding more fuel to the rumours was a now-deleted retweet by the band of a fan’s request for a new tour, which included a link to a Change.org petition.
Then there was the recent Netflix biopic, The Dirt, which saw streams of their music spike as much as 600% on Spotify and more than 1000% on Apple Music.
And then, only in February, Sixx told Rolling Stone he had thoughts on breaking the agreement.
“Sometimes I look out at my friends, like the guys in Aerosmith and Metallica, and I’m like, ‘God damn it, did we retire too soon?” he said.
Now we know the answer was a resounding yes.
Dates to be announced.