Mötley Crüe are set to embark on a colossal co-headlining return tour with Def Leppard and while just about every band has cancelled or postponed their shows over the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus, drummer Tommy Lee is saying they’re still doing the tour.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Lee says the tour is still happening as scheduled and is in constant communication with the other members.
Lee posted a photo on his Twitter account telling people to “stay the fuck inside” as they still have their tour scheduled for the summer.
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A few days later, the drummer spoke with Billboard where he reveals the tour is still scheduled to happen as originally planned at the moment.
“Everything’s still a go,” he says. “We’re all in constant communication. Nikki [Sixx] and I have been in several production meetings. You’re talking multiple stadiums, so it’s like two kids in a candy store putting together something people are going to walk [away from] saying, ‘Are you fucking kidding me?!’ That’s our mission right now, and it’s definitely headed in that direction.”
Further in the interview, he discusses how he feels the majority of people are going to feel upon re-entering the world when social isolation measures are less restrictive.
“By the time all this fucking apocalyptic bullshit is over, I think everyone’s going to be in a really good mood to go out and have the fucking best time ever. I really do. I hope everyone stays inside, and we can get a fucking grip on this and get back to people having their normal lives.”
The band ended their cessation of touring late last year with the announcement of their return tour set for this summer.
At the moment, Mötley Crüe’s tour is kicking off June 18th in Jacksonville, Florida and wrapping up in September in Los Angeles. You can see the list of tour dates below.
06/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
06/21 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
06/23 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Stadium
06/25 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium
06/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
06/29 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
07/02 – Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ballpark
07/03 – Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium
07/07 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
07/09 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium
07/11 – Charlotte, NC @ Bank of America Stadium
07/14 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
07/15 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
07/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
07/23 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
07/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
08/09 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
08/11 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/13 – Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field
08/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
08/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
08/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller Park
08/20 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
08/22 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
08/23 – Queens, NY @ Citi Field
08/25 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/26 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/28 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/30 – Denver, CO @ Coors Field
09/02 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
09/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium
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