Motley Crue Bring It ‘Home Sweet Home’ to Los Angeles for Final Show
It's over! Motley Crue brought it "home sweet home" on New Year's Eve, playing their final concert ever at Los Angeles' Staples Center, ending a three show run and playing the 164th concert in total as part of "The Final Tour."
Back in January of 2014, the group held a press conference in Los Angeles where they revealed that they had mutually agreed to end their touring career and signed a "cessation of touring" legal agreement which would keep them from going back on their word at the end of "The Final Tour" run. At the time, the band had grown weary of watching acts stage "farewell" tours only to have a change of heart or see certain members of acts attempt to keep going under the name without the original lineup, so they drew up the document to ensure that all four members would have to break the legal pact together in order for something to happen beyond the last tour.
Having taken their show around the world, the band settled into the Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles for what would prove to be a major blowout! But it did come with a few hitches, as Tommy Lee found himself suspended in air on his Cruecifly roller coaster as it got stuck on the railings for a little bit.
"Oh s--t, it looks like the f---in' roller coaster's broken. Did we break the s--t? I guess we broke it," stated Lee, midway into his journey. The rocker then joked with the crowd below, stating "What's up guys?" and exclaiming, "I'm having the best time of my f---ing life, until right now." Eventually the crew helped get Lee back up and running and the show continued. Check out video below.
There were also a few tears shed during the show, mostly by frontman Vince Neil who got emotional addressing the crowd prior to the band's performance of "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)." "This is a crazy night," exclaimed Neil, "This is the last time you're going to be seeing the four of us together onstage." He went on to thank the crew and the fans that have been with them for their 34 years of rocking. Watch footage of Neil's emotional moment above.
As for the set list, it included the high energy opener, "Girls, Girls, Girls," featured covers of Brownsville Station's "Smokin' in the Boys' Room," which the band also made popular, as well as Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the U.K.," left space for drum and guitar solos and finished out the body with "Kickstart My Heart." Returning for the encore, the only thing left to do was to play "Home Sweet Home." You can check out the full set list below.
With the show over, Neil tweeted, "It was a privilege and honor to play with these guys! Rock on!" Bassist Nikki Sixx simply chose to show a photo of a typewritten page with the words "The End" via Facebook. Lee, with a sense of humor, stated on Twitter, "Tonight's last show ever with Motley Crue has got me at a loss for words, so I'll use hand signals," before finishing out with a string of emojis. Guitarist Mick Mars meanwhile, used his Twitter account to count down to "0" in the hours leading up to the show.
If you weren't able to make it to last night's performance, don't fret. The band just announced that they filmed the show for an upcoming concert film that's expected to play in theaters and on pay-per-view in 2016.
Watch Motley Crue Perform "Home Sweet Home" During Their Final Show
Watch Tommy Lee Get Stuck on the Cruecifly During Their Final Show
Motley Crue, Dec. 31, 2015, Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif. Set List
1. “Girls, Girls, Girls”
2. “Wild Side”
3. “Primal Scream”
4. “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)”
5. “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)”
6. “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room”
7. “Looks That Kill”
8. “Mutherf—er of the Year”
9. “Anarchy in the U.K.”
10. “Shout at the Devil”
11. “Louder Than Hell”
12. Drum Solo
13. Guitar Solo
14. “Saints of Los Angeles”
15. “Live Wire”
16. “Dr. Feelgood”
17. “Kickstart My Heart”
18. “Home Sweet Home”
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