Mötley Crüe announces comeback, destroys ‘cessation of touring’ contract
It’s been nearly four years since Mötley Crüe disbanded after playing its “final” show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., and now they’re back.
On Monday afternoon, the Kickstart My Heart rockers officially announced their comeback with a quite literally fiery video which was shared to their website.
The news came as a major shock to fans, as on Jan. 28, 2014, Mötley Crüe bandmates: Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars all signed the “cessation of touring” agreement.
The legally binding contract declared that after Dec. 31, 2015, the four-piece could no longer tour together under the moniker Mötley Crüe, unless they all agreed to do so.
Instead of simply agreeing to reunite, however, the glam rock group “best known for breaking the rules” found a seemingly on-brand way around the document and destroyed it with fire in the video.
“Mötley Crüe is back!” read the headline of an accompanying statement.
In the release, the band accredited their decision to reunite to the mass wave of Mötley Crüe fans, or “Crüeheads,” brought in by the Netflix biopic based off of their story, Jeff Tremaine‘s The Dirt.
Colson Baker (best known as Machine Gun Kelly), who portrayed Lee in The Dirt said that after the movie was released, “so many of my fans have said how they wish they could’ve seen the real Mötley Crüe play live.
“I never thought I would see the day when this would become a reality,” he continued. “But the fans spoke and Mötley Crüe listened.”
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