Mötley Crüe Says That There Was No Use of Backing Tracks On Previous Tour

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While Mötley Crüe‘s 2022 Stadium Tour was very successful, there has been some recent controversy surrounding that tour – that controversy being whether or not the band used backing tracks throughout the trek.

Per Mick Mars’ lawsuit against the band, he claims that he was the only member of the band performing live and that all the other members were playing to pre-recorded tracks.

Per a past statement the band released, Mötley Crüe says “Mick’s lawsuit is unfortunate and completely off-base.” More recently though, the band has provided an additional comment regarding this controversy.

Though the comment has since been deleted, Loudwire was able to grab a screenshot of a recent comment Mötley Crüe posted on their Facebook page where the band addressed the alleged use of backing tracks. In the comments section associated with a video of Tommy Lee drumming, one Facebook user wrote the following:

“Saw the backing tracks tour last yr and paid dearly to see it. It’s a hard NO for me this time around…”

Upon seeing this comment, Mötley Crüe felt the need to reply to this user and wrote back (as transcribed by Loudwire):


You can find a screenshot of this since-deleted comment below. What do you make of this controversy? If you attended the 2022 Stadium Tour, what are your thoughts on the band’s live performance?

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As found on Loudwire

Upcoming Mötley Crüe 2023 tour dates

  • 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
    August 05 – Syracuse, NY – JMA Wireless Dome
    August 08 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium
    August 11 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
    August 13 – Omaha, NE – Charles Schwab Field Omaha
    August 16 – Tulsa, OK – H.A. Chapman Stadium
    August 18- El Paso, TX – Sun Bowl Stadium