Mötley Crüe Guitarist Mick Mars Officially Confirms Retirement From Touring

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As reported by Variety, Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars has officially retired from touring with the band. Rumors of Mars’ retirement came about with the rumor that John 5 would be joining the band as their guitarist.

Per Mick’s statement, he shared the following: “Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe for the past 41 years, has announced today that due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.), he will no longer be able to tour with the band. Mick will continue as a member of the band, but can no longer handle the rigors of the road. A.S. is an extremely painful and crippling degenerative disease, which affects the spine.”

We wish you all the best in your health Mick <3

At the time of this writing, there is no confirmation as to who will be stepping in as the touring guitarist for Mötley Crüe. While John 5 says that the rumors pertaining to him are just rumors, we have to wonder…

Next year the band will be taking to the road once again for a world tour. Below you can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour.

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