Mick Mars Plans Solo Album After Motley Crue Farewell Tour
January 31, 2014
Many have speculated that Motley Crue are saying goodbye because of Mick Mars’ poor health. However the guitarist, who battles a form of arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis, has no plans of slowing down.
“Solo record,” Mars told 101.3 The Bear’s Jessica Jackson when asked what he had planned for the future. “People have been asking me for that for years and years and years. And, ‘why hasn’t Mick written a book?’ So that, of course, is gonna be in the works. I haven’t started anything or figured out who I want to write with me, or help me write it — but doing that kind of a thing. Putting together, probably, a cool band with some cool friends of mine and stuff, and going out and doing some… you know, a few weeks here and a few weeks there, touring. But not as Mick Mars Band, I won’t do that. You’ll see a name and you’ll go, ‘Hey, who’s that? ‘I don’t know?’ That’s the name of the band!”
“I’m great… I’m really good,” continued Mars when asked about his health. “I mean, what I have, which is ankylosing spondylitis, is a form of arthritis. You can physically see it and stuff and unfortunately with that disease you look older than what you are. It’s quite an inconvenience but it won’t kill you or anything. It’s an inconvenience and it hurts, but big deal — music cures everything to me.”
After more than three decades together, Motley Crue announced on Tuesday their ‘Final Tour’ and the band’s ultimate retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal ‘Cessation Of Touring’ agreement, that prevents any future and unauthorized touring, effective at the end of 2015. Fans can look forward to special guest Alice Cooper joining Motley Crue for an incredible package.
“Real hard rock bands are hard to find these days,” said Alice Cooper, continuing,”Motley has always gone on stage with one attitude and that’s to blow the audience away. That’s exactly how we do it. Putting Motley Crue and Alice Cooper together is going to be just what this summer really NEEDS. We’re going to go out there and tear it up, and I can’t wait to see Motley on stage. Motley Crue and Alice Cooper — A match made in… Armageddon?”
“We started talking about it a few years ago,” said Motley Crue vocalist Vince Neil. “We don’t want to be one of those bands that maybe have one guy left in it, or somebody’s brother, or something like that. We want to go out with the four founding members of Motley Crue and go out on top and leave a legacy of a band called Motley Crue.”
With over 80 million albums sold, Motley Crue has sold out countless tours across the globe and spawned more than 2,500 Motley Crue branded items sold in over 30 countries. Motley Crue has proven they know how to make a lasting impression and this tour will be no different; Fans can expect to hear the catalogue of their chart-topping hits and look forward to mind-blowing, unparalleled live production.
“When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Motley Crue’s legacy,” explains Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx. “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, presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation, will kick off in North America on July 2nd in Grand Rapids, Michigan and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015. To Live Nation Motley Crue tours are not only box office successes but artistically their shows have set the bar for production and entertainment value.
All tickets and packages can be obtained via MotleyVIP.com.
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