MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NIKKI SIXX On Las Vegas: ‘I’m Sober So It Doesn’t Make Sense For Me’

Three decades after beginning its iconic journey of debauchery and decadence, MÖTLEY CRÜE has announced plans to invade Las Vegas with the city’s first-ever hard rock residency: “Mötley Crüe In Sin City”. The world’s most notorious band will he heading to the world’s most notorious city where they will perform an extended run — starting February 3 through 19 — at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The iconic band will perform four shows a week. Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day and President’s Day fall within these dates.

In honor of Las Vegas’ first hard rock residency, “Mötley Crüe In Sin City”, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has proclaimed Friday, February 3, 2012 as “Mötley Crüe Day.”

Speaking to The Huffington Post, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx said of the upcoming show, which will include an array of theatrics, pyrotechnics, aerialists, wild video displays, a rollercoaster drum set and even a “little people” version of the band, “I’m looking forward to it, but — to be honest — I don’t love Vegas. I’m sober so it doesn’t make sense for me. It is hard for me to appreciate. There are so many people there and so many people are drunk. Still, if you get outside of the city, the place gets pretty hip. We played a show outside the city last time around and it was very different. Not everyone was drunk. It seemed a long way from all that.”

He added, “To play in one place is really different because we can do all sorts of crazy stuff we can’t usually do because certain pyrotechnics and pieces of equipment are not movable. It is also particularly nice in bad economic time. I think things are going to get worse before they get better, so I’m happy that people can go stay at a Vegas hotel and enjoy our band. I want people to relax and go over the top in Vegas with MÖTLEY CRÜE.”

To purchase tickets, go to Ticketmaster.com.