Mötley Crüe literally blew up their “Cessation of Touring Agreement” in a video that officially announced their upcoming reunion.
The band announced plans to embark on a U.S. stadium tour with Poison and Def Leppard. The specific dates and venues have yet to be announced.
In the video, Machine Gun Kelly, who portrayed Tommy Lee in the biopic The Dirt, announces that the band is blowing up their “cessation of touring contract” because the fans demanded a reunion.
“I never thought I would see the day when this would become a reality,” Kelly says in a press release. “But the fans spoke and Mötley Crüe listened!”
In 2014, Mötley Crüe signed a “Cessation of Touring Agreement,” a legal document that would prohibit them from ever playing again after the tour ended. The supposed document is shown bursting into flames on a desk in the new video.
Mötley Crüe’s final tour included 158 shows, concluding on December 31, 2015, at the Forum in Los Angeles.
“Legally, we can’t play again,” Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone in 2014. “The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract – but we know that will never happen.”
“There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you’re talking to one of them,” he added. “There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it.”
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