Motley Crue announced their The Final Tour in January 2014 at a press conference and the group took the extraordinary step of having a written cessation of touring agreement drawn up so no one would ever be able to tour as Motley Crue again after January 31st, 2015.
- Recently Vince Neil shared that the reasoning behind the agreement was to ensure that they didn’t go down the same road as KISS. He told the San Diego Tribune, “The contract wasn’t for us; it’s really for everybody else, to show how serious we are about not trying to find a loophole to reunite. Someone might ask, ‘Oh, what if a sheik gave you tens of millions to get back together?’ No. It’s not about that . . . We have a few more shows, and that’s it . . . Other bands don’t really give a s**t. That’s their philosophy, ‘This tour will never end,’ or, ‘We’ll do reunion tour.’ That’s not what we’re about. That’s why we’re going out on our terms.”
- He added, “I mean, KISS had five farewell tours and four reunion tours. That’s exactly what we don’t want to do . . . We wanted to go out on top, with people saying: ‘Yeah, man, I saw the last concert. It was awesome!’ We don’t want to be that band, where it’s billed as Motley Crue, and it’s maybe one original member’s brother left in the band, and they’re playing clubs . . . If we let that happen, we wouldn’t be thought of or remembered like we wanted to be.”
- Motley Crue’s Nikki Six was a little more diplomatic when asked about the agreement as he decided not to name names. He told Blabbermouth.net, “Y’know, let’s just get to the core of it: Do you want us to renege on our word? We don’t want to. I don’t need to name the bands that have. It’s obvious. It’s okay if they want to do that, and it’s okay if their fans accept it. For us, we didn’t want to do that. Plus, I have less years in front of me than I have behind me, and it’s the same for all my bandmembers. There’s a track record of what we’ve done together, and I think we each individually want to go out and do some other stuff.”
- He added: “If it was just about money, it would be different. But it’s not about money. It’s about credibility. And, you know, the next day after we take our final bow, I’m gonna look at my band members and say, ‘Wow, dudes, everything we said the first day we got together, the very first band rehearsal, we did it.’ And then I’m right back at it. I’ve got my fingers in many pies and I’m very excited about creating stuff and watching it blossom and bloom and harvest it and get on with the next thing. I think it’s a very exciting thing to look forward to as well.”