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April 19, 2005

LOS ANGELES — It’s the tour everyone’s talking about and it’ll be coming to a TV channel and a DVD player near you.

Motley Crue’s outrageously successful “Red, White & Crue Tour 2005,” which has sold out arenas across the country since its launch in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, on Feb. 17, will be captured for posterity to be distributed on TV as well as DVD this fall.

Featuring the reunited band’s original line-up of Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee for the first time on a concert for DVD, playing their biggest hits, the show will be filmed when the band goes to Grand Rapids, MI, on April 27, for a show at the Van Andel Arena. Clear Channel Entertainment, who are promoting the concert, will produce and distribute the TV show and the DVD on their home video label, Clear Channel Entertainment Home Video, from Clear Channel Entertainment TV.

Acclaimed, award-winning director Hamish Hamilton, who has previously shot concerts by U2, Madonna and Peter Gabriel, will be helming the shoot.

“This will give our fans a chance to see this f***ing incredible show from the safety of their living rooms,” said the band’s Nikki Sixx. “And let them experience the Crue in concert without ever leaving their couches.”

Motley Crue management Tenth Street Entertainment’s Jordan Berliant, who helped broker the deal, said: “The level of interest among distributors was unprecedented, but we’re thrilled to have Clear Channel Entertainment Television and Home Video as our partner.”

The spectacular concert featured a three-ring circus of freaks under a huge big top set, including a fire-breathing midget, sultry acrobats, flying drum kits and enough pyro to light up a small city.

“Clear Channel Entertainment TV is excited to be working with Motley Crue and Tenth Street Entertainment for the worldwide distribution of this incredible show via digital cinema, TV, DVD and other visual mediums, especially with the Crue taking the world by storm as they are now,” said the company’s Senior Vice President Steve Sterling. “The DVD will bring the Motley Crue show to fans in a way that will prove what DVD is all about.”

Entertainment Weekly called the Crue tour the “‘Feelgood’ reunion of the year.” raved: “Big, loud and dirty … Motley — and their fans — wouldn’t have it any other way.” The Toronto Star said the reunited Crue show was “the very embodiment of cool.” The Philadelphia Inquirer simply gave it “fourdevil horns,” while Associated Press proclaimed: “They snatched the crown back … and wore it proudly for two-and-a-half hours of power chords, profanity and wardrobe malfunctions.” The Toronto Globe and Mail opined: “They came, they saw and they conquered.”

The band’s Hip-O/Island/UME “Red White & Crue” album, featuring three brand-new songs, debuted at #5 on the Soundscan Top 200, and was recently certified platinum.

The DVD will be released on the Clear Channel Entertainment Home Video label, and distributed domestically by Ventura Home Video.

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