Confirmed: John 5 Officially Joins Mötley Crüe As Their Touring Guitarist!

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That is right folks: John 5 is officially joining Mötley Crüe as their touring guitarist! John originally denied the rumors, but it looks like he was just trying to keep this update a secret!

Yesterday, news came out that band guitarist Mick Mars is retiring from touring with the band. The band has released a statement regarding Mars’ retirement and John 5 joining them:

“While change is never easy, we accept Mick’s decision to retire from the band due to the challenges with his health. We have watched Mick manage his Ankylosing Spondylitis for decades and he has always managed it with utmost courage and grace.

“To say ‘enough is enough’ is the ultimate act of courage. Micke’s sound helped define Motley Crue from the minute he plugged in his guitar at our very first rehearsal together. The rest, as they say, is history. We’ll continue to honor his musical legacy.

“We will carry out Mick’s wish and continue to tour the world as planned in 2023. No doubt will it take an absolutely outstanding musician to fill Mick’s shoes so we are grateful that our good friend, John 5, has agreed to come on board and join us moving forward. We’ll see all of you Crueheads out on the road! – Vince, Tommy & Nikki”

We wish Mick all the best with his health <3

But there you have it folks, John 5 is in Mötley Crüe! Looks like he will be taking off with the band for their world tour! As of just the other day, Mötley Crüe announced that they will be embarking on a world tour with Def Leppard next year! You can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour below.

  • Feb. 18 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
    Feb. 21 – Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio Banorte
    Feb. 25 – Bogota, Colombia – Parque Simon Bolivar
    Feb. 28 – Lima, Peru – Estadio Nacional
    March 03 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
    March 07 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
    March 09 – Curitiba, Brazil – Estádio Couto Pereira
    March 11 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Arena do Grêmio
    May 22 – Sheffield, UK – Bramall Lane
    May 25 – Mönchengladbach, Germany – SparkassenPark
    May 27 – Munich, Germany – Koenigsplatz
    May 29 – Budapest, Hungary – MVM Dome
    May 31 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena Kraków
    June 02 – Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks
    June 03 – Hannover, Germany – Expo Plaza
    June 07 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
    June 09 – Hyvinkää, Finland – RockFest
    June 11 – Trondheim, Norway – Trondheim Rocks
    June 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
    June 18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
    June 20 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo SNAI San Siro
    June 23 – Lisbon, Portugal – Passeio Maritimo de Alges
    June 24 – Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain – Auditorio Miguel Ríos
    June 27 – Thun, Switzerland – Stockhorn Arena
    July 01 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
    July 02 – Lytham, UK – Lytham Festival
    July 04 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
    July 06 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park