Local Mötley Crüe fans may have panicked upon seeing the routing for the band’s “Final Tour."
Las Vegas was conspicuously absent on the 72-date North American run announced earlier this year. But that doesn’t mean the arena-rock bad boys forgot about the town that frontman Vince Neil has called home for the last 20 years.
“Rumor has it, the last few shows are going to be Vegas and LA, because we wanted to end in 2016 in Los Angeles where we started,” Neil said Monday.
The tentative plan, according to Neil, is for the Crüe to play a “couple of nights” in Las Vegas at the tail end of 2015. Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee will then return home.
“After New Year’s, we’ll do three nights at one of the arenas in LA,” Neil said. “And then do a special show at the Whiskey a Go Go on our 35th anniversary.”
The iconic venue on the Sunset Strip was where the band got its start in 1981. Neil chuckled when asked about the expected demand for tickets in the 250-capacity venue.
With Mötley Crüe finished touring after the goodbye, Neil plans to focus on several local ventures, including his ownership of the Las Vegas Outlaws, an Arena Football League expansion franchise starting next year. Neil plans to be stateside for the Outlaws’ first few games next March in between tours of Asia and Australia.
Neil said Mötley Crüe would also tour Europe and the U.S. again next year before the final stretch of dates in Las Vegas and LA.