Mötley Crüe have announced the retirement of the band through officially signing a “Cessation of Touring” agreement in Los Angeles today. The band promises to never tour again after the Final Tour. But what does retirement actually mean?

For bands like Underoath, retirement has meant the band members splitting up and working on their own, separate projects.

For the Rolling Stones, retirement has meant a countless number of reunion tours.

But for Black Flag it meant eventually separating into two separate entities. So, is a Black Flag/FLAG situation what the Mötley Crüe are trying to avoid? The statements released with regards to the contract are certainly vague, if not subtle.

“Everything must come to an end. We always had a vision of going out with a big fucking bang and not playing county fairs and clubs with one or two original band members! Our job here is done!!!” says drummer Tommy Lee. Doug Mark of Mark Music & Media Law explains that many bands break up over disagreements, but the Mötley Crüe’s decision is mutual.

The above statement seems to make it clear that the band is actually breaking up, but the legal document that the band members signed focuses not on the status of the band, but, instead, the status of their tours. And even that is a little contradicting.

For one thing, the legal document is the first of its kind and, in addition, states that the band members will no longer be going on any “unauthorized” tours. Who authorizes these tours? Is it the band as a whole? Their manager? President Barack Obama? We don’t know, and are therefore rather skeptical.

But, whether the band has truly reached their end, are simply finished touring, or are using this “unofficial” tour cessation as an incentive for fans to buy tickets to the Final Tour of 2014, Mötley Crüe is the first to ever sign the demise of their band away to a piece of paper.

Final Tour dates:

7/2/2014; Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena

7/4/2014; Milwaukee, WI; Summerfest

7/5/2014; Noblesville, IN; Klipsch Music Center

7/6/2014; Cincinnati, OH; Riverbend Music Center

7/8/2014; Columbus, OH; Schottenstein Center

7/9/2014; Maryland Heights, MO; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/11/2014; Des Moines, IA;  Wells Fargo Arena

7/12/2014; Wichita, KS; INTRUST Bank Arena

7/13/2014; Tulsa, OK; BOK Center

7/15/2014; Cedar Park, TX; Cedar Park Center

7/16/2014; Dallas, TX; Gexa Energy Pavilion

7/18/2014; Albuquerque, NM; Isleta Amphitheater

7/19/2014; Phoenix, AZ; Ak-Chin Pavilion

7/21/2014; Los Angeles, CA; Hollywood Bowl

7/22/2014; Irvine, CA; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/23/2014; Mountain View, CA; Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/25/2014; Reno, NV; Reno Events Center

7/26/2014; Ridgefield, WA; Sleep County Amphitheatre

7/27/2014; Auburn, WA; White River Amphitheatre

7/29/2014; Wheatland, CA; Sleep Train Amphitheatre

7/30/2014; Chula Vista, CA; Sleep Train Amphitheatre

8/1/2014; Salt Lake City, UT; USANA Amphitheatre

8/2/2014; Denver, CO; Pepsi Center

8/3/2014; Kansas City, MO; Sprint Center

8/5/2014; Sturgis, SD; Sturgis Buffalo Chip

8/6/2014; Sioux City, IA; Tyson Events Center

8/8/2014; Tinley Park, IL; First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

8/9/2014; Clarkston, MI; DTE Energy Music Theatre

8/10/2014; Toronto, ON; Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

8/12/2014; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Blossom Music Center

8/13/2014; Burgettstown, PA; First Niagara Pavilion

8/15/2014; Pelham, AL; Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

8/16/2014; Alpharetta, GA; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

8/17/2014; Tampa, FL; MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

8/19/2014; Charlotte, NC; PNC Music Pavilion

8/20/2014; Virginia Beach, VA; Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

8/22/2014; Bristow, VA; Jiffy Lube Live

8/23/2014; Camden, NJ; Susquehanna Bank Center

8/24/2014; Mansfield, MA; Xfinity Center

8/26/2014; Saratoga Springs, NY; Saratoga Perf. Arts Center

8/27/2014; Allentown, PA; Great Allentown Fair

8/29/2014; Wantagh, NY; Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

8/30/2014; Holmdel, NJ; PNC Bank Arts Center

8/31/2014; Darien Center, NY; Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center

10/10/2014; Oklahoma City, OK; Chesapeake Arena

10/11/2014; The Woodlands, TX; Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion

10/12/2014; Bossier City, LA; CenturyLink Center

10/14/2014; Louisville, KY; KFC Yum! Center

10/15/2014; Nashville, TN; Bridgestone Arena

10/17/2014; Hollywood, FL; Seminole Hard Rock Live

10/19/2014; Jacksonville, FL; Veterans Memorial Arena

10/21/2014; Greenville, SC; Bon Secours Wellness Arena

10/22/2014; Greensboro, NC; Greensboro Coliseum

10/25/2014; Atlantic City, NJ; Borgata Event Center

10/26/2014; Montville, CT; Mohegan Sun Arena

10/29/2014; Syracuse, NY; The OnCenter Complex

11/5/2014; Biloxi, MS; Mississippi Coast Coliseum

11/6/2014; Southaven, MS; Landers Center

11/9/2014; Moline, IL; iWireless Center

11/11/2014; Green Bay, WI; Resch Center

11/12/2014; Madison, WI; Alliant Energy Center

11/13/2014; Omaha, NE; CenturyLink Center

11/15/2014; St. Paul, MN; Xcel Energy Center

11/16/2014; Fargo, ND; FargoDome

11/18/2014; Edmonton, AB; Rexall Place

11/19/2014; Calgary, AB; Scotiabank Saddledome

11/21/2014; Vancouver, BC; Rogers Arena