The members of MÖTLEY CRÜE confirmed during an appearance on tonight’s (December 1) edition of “Piers Morgan Tonight” that they will become the first hard rock band to sign a short-term residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The CRÜE will play a three-week series of four-night concerts a week at the off-Strip casino starting on February 3 and running through February 19.
Said vocalist Vince Neil: “We’re the first hard rock band ever to have a residency [in Las Vegas]. There’s been bands like SANTANA and ELTON JOHN and these kinds of acts, but for us… MÖTLEY CRÜE, we’re all about theater and about over-the-top stage show, so it’s a perfect fit for us. So we’re really, really excited.”
“It’s not a traditional concert,” Neil said in a recent teleconference with journalists. “There’s going to be stuff around the whole venue that’s going to come up behind you, the side of you, above you and below you. This is a whole different thing.”
Added drummer Tommy Lee, “When you think of The Joint, you see the stage and there’s the chairs, and we’re really going to change the appearance of that and perform from different areas. We really want the audience to be in the show, not watching the show.”
He continued, “We’ve gone to a lot of the big Vegas shows, and we’ve all talked about it many times, going, ‘Could you imagine if we could only get our hands on this kind of opportunity? What we could with it?’ This has been something that we’ve talked about for a long time.”
Neil said that if the run of shows is a success, the CRÜE could return for more dates in the future.
“I think it’d be nice for it to be as long as possible,” he said. “It’s easy on everybody, and the production part of it is just going to be so much more fun than the stuff that we have to haul around and build and tear down every single night (on tour). There’s much cooler stuff that we can do. I’d hate for it to go by quick.”
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