During a recent MÖTLEY CRÜE tour stop in Atlanta, Georgia, the band’s bassist, Nikki Sixx, presented his 100,000th Twitter follower with a signed Epiphone Nikki Sixx Blackbird bass guitar. Longtime fan and certified Turbo Kick instructor Angie Elliott, along with her husband, got a chance to meet Sixx in their hometown before MÖTLEY CRÜEhit the stage at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood.
Sixx — who has taken his radio shows “Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx” and “The Side Show Countdown With Nikki Sixx” on the road with MÖTLEY CRÜE during their summer tour with support from POISON and the NEW YORK DOLLS — will soon announce a prize for his 200,000th Twitter follower. Sixx currently has more than 185,000 Twitter followers.
MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s current headlining trek with support from POISON and special guests 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 in August.
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.