Nikki Sixx reveals there will be no changes to Mötley Crüe’s setlist for upcoming 2023 shows
Mötley Crüe consisting of lead vocalist Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist John 5 are set to continue their The World Tour with Def Leppard on US soil starting on August 5, 2023.
However, Mötley Crüe fans should not be expecting any changes to the band’s setlist for those 2023 shows as Sixx recently explained while replying to a person’s comment on Facebook.
The following message was posted on Sixx’s Facebook page earlier today:
“-Repost from @motleycrue
Gear up now for Tour – US Shows begin next week!
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MÖTLEY CRÜE are back in the USA for 6 shows with @defleppard and our special guest @alicecooper
Mötley Crüe/Def Leppard Stadium Tour 2023
Tickets on sale now!
Aug 05: Syracuse JMA Wireless Dome, NY
Aug 08: Columbus Ohio Stadium, OH
Aug 11: Fargo Fargodome, ND
Aug 13: Omaha Charles Schwab Field Omaha, NE
Aug 16: Tulsa H.A. Chapman Stadium, OK
Aug 18: El Paso Sun Bowl Stadium, TX
Nov 3 : Yokohama, Japan
Nov 4 : Yokohama Japan
Nov 8 : Suncorp Stadium Brisbane, Australia
Nov 11 : Giants Stadium Sydney Australia
Nov 14 : Marvel Stadium Melbourne Australia
A person by the name of Don Roberts then commented “Hopefully an adjustment in the set list, would love to hear some of the other killer songs you have to.” Sixx replied as follows: “Don Roberts the show is all worked out for this tour. Next time we go into rehearsals in 2024 for the next tour we do all the set list and video content changes. “
Mötley Crüe‘ setlist for their 2023 The World Tour has been pretty much identical and in the same order to the one that they had for last year’s The Stadium Tour. The group’s setlist for its show at Allianz Parque in São Paulo, Brazil back on March 7, 2023 was as follows (as per setlist.fm):
01. Wild Side
02. Shout Out At The Devil (with “Immigration Song” snippet)
03. Too Fast For Love
04. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
05. Saints of Los Angeles
06. Live Wire
07. Looks That Kill
08. The Dirt (Est. 1981)
09. Guitar Solo
10. Rock And Roll / Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room / Helter Skelter / Anarchy In The U.K. / Blitzkrieg Bop
11. Home Sweet Home
12. Dr. Feelgood
13. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
14. Girls Girls Girls
15. Primal Scream
16. Kickstart My Heart
Mötley Crüe‘s setlist for the opening of their The Stadium Tour at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on June 16, 2022 was almost the same (as per setlist.fm) except “White Punks On Dope” was included in the song medley rather than “Blitzkrieg Pop”, there was no guitar solo during the 2022 set (Mick Mars was replaced by John 5 for the 2023 tour dates) and “Piece of Your Action” was included as the fourth last song played in 2022. It appears that “Piece of Your Action” was dropped from Mötley Crüe‘s setlist after opening night for the remainder of The Stadium Tour.
Interestingly, Mötley Crüe‘s setlist for their last show of their The Final Tour on December 31, 2015 featured again almost the same songs except in a different order. The only notable differences were that the songs “Mutherfucker of The Year” and “Louder Than Hell”, that were played in 2015, were seemingly dropped in favour of “Too Fast For Love” and “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” in 2022 and 2023, and the songs “Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room” and “Anarchy In The UK”, that were played in 2015, were included in the five-song medley performed in 2022 and 2023.
Back in early 2023, Mars filed a lawsuit against Mötley Crüe consisting of (according to Variety) a “verified petition for writ of mandate to compel inspection and copying of books, records and documents” held by a half-dozen businesses (Motley Crue Touring Inc., Motley Crue Inc., Red, White & Crue Inc., Masters 2000 Inc., Cruefest LLC, Motley Records LLC, Masters 2008 LLC and unnamed Does) that fall under the Mötley Crüe umbrella. The lawsuit alleges that Sixx did not play a single note on the bass during the group’s 2022 US tour, Neil‘s vocals were also pre-recorded and even some of Lee‘s drum parts were recordings. At first, Mötley Crüe didn’t directly respond to those allegations but they have since made comments on their Facebook page such as there were no backing tracks for band members during the summer tour and “The band plays live as they always have… Anything else you’ve read are lies.”