According to Rolling Stone, Mötley Crüe will be tearing up their own “cessation of touring agreement” to tour next year with Poison and Def Leppard on a U.S. stadium run. Specific dates and venues have yet to be announced, but it will be Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee’s first trek since their 2014/15 “Final Tour” which was made up of 158 shows and ended with a hometown gig at the Forum in Los Angeles on December 31st, 2015. Ahead of the tour, Mötley Crüe claimed to have signed a “cessation of touring agreement,” reportedly a binding document that would prevent them from ever playing live together again. However, no actual documents were produced by the band’s management at the time despite repeated requests from the press.
In its report, Rolling Stone quotes Sixx as telling them in 2014: “Legally, we can’t play again. 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. 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.”
Crüe have, of course, seen a recent resurgence in popularity since the release of the Netflix biopic The Dirt, and rumors of a possible reunion have been kicking around ever since the official Mötley Crüe Twitter account recently shared a fan petition calling for the band to get back together. “This is interesting…” Crüe’s Twitter account noted in a Tweet that has since been deleted. Stay tuned for more info.