Last week, Vince Neil announced in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun that Motley Crue and KISS would be co-headlining a tour this summer. Today both bands have announced on their websites that tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 23 on Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Dates and venues are as follows: Continue reading
In an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Vince Neil confirmed after many weeks of speculation that Motley Crue will join forces on a co-headlining tour this June to September. Neil said:
“It’s going to be really cool because KISS is bringing their full stage show, and Motley will be bringing our full stage show,”Neal revealed to Robin Leach. “So, you are going to see two huge headliners at the same time. It’s going to be one of the biggest tours of the summer, if not the biggest.”
Dates and official announcement will come next week and Motley Crue is headed to Europe prior to the US tour this June.
Vince is also doing a soft opening of his new strip club Girls, Girls, Girls with the grand opening a month later. Vince noted that this is the business he is most excited about saying:
“I love the tequila business, I love the restaurants and the nightclub stuff, but I’ve always wanted to have a strip club. It’s … a dream come true. I’ve been going to strip clubs my whole life, so I might as well own one. It’s going to be a great summer, and now every time I get back home to Vegas between shows, I’ll have my own strip club to hang out in — it’s all perfect!”
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Today’s installment of From The Vault takes us back to 1983 and to Motley Crue’s second album “Shout at the Devil.” The album is often regarded as the heaviest sounding Motley Crue album by both critics and fans with themes including sex, violence, drugs and rebellion. Side one begins with engineer Geoff Workman and Nikki Sixx’s narration for the introduction to Shout at the Devil:
In the beginning, good always overpowered the evils of all man’s sins, but in time, the nations grew weak and our cities fell to slums, while evil stood strong. In the dusts of hell, lurked the blackest of hates, for he whom they feared awaits you. Now many, many life times later lay destroyed, beaten down, only corpses of rebels, ashes of dreams and blood-stained streets. It has been written that those who have the youth, have the future. So come now children of the beast, be strong and Shout at the Devil.
Shout at the Devil reached #17 on the 1983 Billboard 200 chart and the album had sold over 4 million copies by 1997. Motley Crue released Looks That Kill and Too Young To Fall In Love as singles in 1984 along with videos for each song that received heavy rotation on MTV. The album is also one of the first albums that contributed to the glam metal movement.
Upon re-release of Shout at the Devil on their own label, Motley Records, the band included some never before heard tracks including demos of Looks That Kill, Shout at the Devil, Hotter Than Hell (which was re-recorded and re-titled Louder Than Hell for Theater of Pain) and Too Young to Fall in Love, as well as a song called I Will Surivie.
This album fell under scrutiny with the PMRC in the 80′s citing that Motley Crue must be satan worshipers. Nikki Sixx however, refuted the PMRC’s claims saying that the title of the album was not Shout With The Devil, it was Shout At The Devil. The album however does contain a warning that the album may contain masked backward messages because of Sixx and Lee trying to chant “Jesus is Satan” as an underdub on the title track.