Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee insists ‘The Stadium Tour’ “still a go” despite coronavirus restrictions
In an interview with Billboard posted today (on April 8, 2020), Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee is quoted as saying on April 1, 2020 that The Stadium Tour is “still a go” despite the restrictions all over the world due to the COVID-19 / coronavirus.
The much anticipated The Stadium Tour featuring Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts along with opener Tuk Smith & The Restless is still scheduled to run from June 18, 2020 to September 5, 2020.
Back on April 1, 2020, Sleaze Roxx announced that The Stadium Tour slated for this summer was reportedly cancelled based on information provided by Dirty Skirty frontman Luke Stephens.
Excerpts from the Billboard article indicate:
““Everything’s still a go,” reports Lee. “We’re all in constant communication. [Bassist] Nikki [Sixx] and I have been in several production meetings. You’re talking multiple stadiums, so it’s like two kids in a candy store putting together something people are going to walk [away from] saying, ‘Are you f–king kidding me?!’ That’s our mission right now, and it’s definitely headed in that direction.”
Lee says he is “f–kin’ pulling my hair out” over his trademark drum stunt, which in the past has included roller coaster-like tracks that took him above the stage, over the audience and sometimes upside down. “What am I supposed to do at this point? I literally have done the impossible — and all of it. Do I shoot myself out of a f–kin’ cannon? At a stadium, there’s no ceiling. There’s nothing to hang from, so there’s a bunch of issues we’ve been talking about, trying to get around a lot of that. It’s f–king crazy town, dude.”
He adds, “By the time all this f–king apocalyptic bulls–t is over, I think everyone’s going to be in a really good mood to go out and have the f–king best time ever. I really do. I hope everyone stays inside, and we can get a f–king grip on this and get back to people having their normal lives.””
You can read the rest of the article / interview with Tommy Lee at Billboard‘s website.
Wikipedia indicates the following in part about the “2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States [of America]” (with slight edits):
“As of April 8, 2020, the U.S. has the most confirmed active cases in the world and ranks third in the number of total deaths from the virus….
Since March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State has advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel. On March 16, the White House advised against any gatherings of more than 10 people. In mid-March 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) told the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to plan to construct new facilities, including leased hotels and other buildings, and to convert them for use as hospitals and intensive care units. State and local responses to the outbreak have included prohibitions and cancellation of large-scale gatherings, the closure of schools and other educational institutions, the cancellation of trade shows, conventions, and music festivals, and the cancellation and suspension of sporting events and leagues.”