Mick Mars clarifies that he was joking about people attending for free if Mötley Crüe ever toured again
Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars‘ words from five years ago have come back to haunt him as people have latched on to his comments during an appearance in 2014 on the now defunct television show That Metal Show where he declared that the world could come see Mötley Crüe play for free if they toured again after their farewell tour ended on December 31, 2015.
Last week, Mötley Crüe announced that they would be touring again and were blowing up their previous “cessation of touring agreement” concluded prior to their farewell tour that ran from July 2, 2014 to December 31, 2015.
The following message was posted on Mars‘ Instagram account earlier today:
“While I was clearly joking about the free tickets that night on TMS, I was also deeply convinced that we would never ever be touring again. I would never have expected to be facing a whole new generation of fans demanding to see us play. In fact, touring with Mötley Crüe comes at a weird place in time, since my solo record is almost complete after such a long time or writing and recording. But, I put our fans first. Anyways, I am eating a lot of crow and humble pie this Thanksgiving for those remarks and accept that some of you see this as me being dishonest. I said what I said and I was wrong. Peace.”
To his credit, Mars has at least publicly acknowledged what he previously said and that he will not be delivering on what turned out to be a joke from the guitarist.