Motley Crue: Final Tour Announced
One of my first memories of music video was Dr. Feelgood. I was young, and therefore impressionable. Explosions, fire…sign me up. I had not the slightest clue what the song was about. All I knew was that it rocked and that the band looked cool.
I ended up purchasing the cassette from The Wiz, which was a regional electronics store. For those that are curious, it was the one on Steinway St in Astoria. I listened to every track, over and over again. Still to this day, I can recite every lyric. Even the lyrics to Rattlesnake Shake. That song I’ll always remember because Skid Row had a song of the same title on their first record. At the time, I thought that was interesting.
Yesterday, Motley Crue announced that after 30+ years, they’re embarking on their ‘final’ tour. As soon as this happened, I start getting text messages, emails, online chat requests, and the like. Me, I’m excited for the tour and the next two years of releases that will coincide with it. Alice Cooper is opening. Such a great package. The production on this tour is going to be off the charts.
Like their music or not, they brought it for 30+ years. They always did it their way, and now, they’re going out on top. Motley was one of my first loves, and when I look back on it, seeing Dr. Feelgood on MTV was likely my gateway into exploring heavier music. What a ride it was, and I have nothing but love, respect, and admiration for their career.
Leading up to the tour, several features will be run on The Crue. Stay tuned for that. Thank you for reading. We’ll talk more Crue soon.