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Motley Crue disbanding after 33 years

Jan. 28, 2014 at 4:55 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Motley Crue announced Tuesday it plans to disband following its upcoming North American concert tour, featuring Alice Cooper as a special guest.

The 33-year-old band signed a formal Cessation of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, at a press conference in Los Angeles.

Celebrating the announcement of The Final Tour, the band is booked to perform on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday night and will appear on "CBS This Morning" Wednesday morning.

"When it comes to putting together a new show, we always push the envelope and that's part of Motley Crue's legacy," bass player Nikki Sixx said. "As far as letting on to what we're doing, that would be like finding out what you're getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we'd like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch The Final Tour."

The Final Tour is to kick off July 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

"There's no arguing that Motley Crue have been and always will be the definitive bad boys of rock 'n' roll," Rick Franks, Live Nation's regional president of North America concerts, said in a statement. "But behind all those notorious stories is a legendary rock band that has revolutionized heavy metal and created some of the biggest hits in music history. They are a hugely successful global brand and a touring powerhouse. Everyone at Live Nation has a tremendous amount of respect for these hard-working and extremely talented gentlemen. The music industry will never have another Motley Crue."

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