Bassist Nikki Sixx of California rock veterans MÖTLEY CRÜE, who are currently completing a North American tour with support from POISON and NEW YORK DOLLS, tweeted the followingearlier today:
“You can tell the die-hard CRÜE-heads from POISON fans because they run like scared little mice when the blood comes out… Sadly, they’ve lost the plot on why rock ‘n’ roll exists. It’s not built on fear, it’s about pushing buttons.”
Video footage of Sixx and MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee spitting and throwing fake blood on the crowd at several of the concerts on the current tour can be seen below.
MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s current headlining trek with POISON and NEW YORK DOLLS kicked off on June 7 at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas and will hit approximately more than 40 cities before coming to a close later this month.
The initial tour announcement by Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and NEW YORK DOLLS‘ David Johansen was made on the syndicated radio show “Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx”on March 1.
During a May 1 press conference at Bamboozle in East Rutherford, New Jersey, MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s veteran production manager and set designer, Robert Long, presented graphic renderings of the new set design, which he described as “a hard-hitting CRÜE rendition of a rock ‘n’ roll burlesque theatre.” According to Long, the entire stage is enveloped in red velvet drapery and a damask printed wall of guitar amps.
Continuing to integrate the input of their fans, MÖTLEY CRÜE conducted a survey by listing every song they have ever recorded. Fans voted at Motley.com for the final set list, which includes tracks band hasn’t performed live together in almost 20 years.