In a brand new interview with the QMI Agency, MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil was asked about bassist Nikki Sixx‘s recent statement that the band’s next studio album will likely be the last one and then they will do a farewell tour and call it quits.
“We’re going to put out some new music next year and then it’s our farewell tour — we’ll do the world one more time and then call it a day,” Vince said.
“Our farewell tour (will be like) 2014 or ’15. Tours last about two years. So to finish the world, you’ve got to do the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia … it takes some time.”
Regarding the reason behind the MÖTLEY CRÜE split more than three dacdes after the band’s inception, Neil said: “It’s time, that’s really it.
“Do you want to go out on top rather than fading away? And that’s it. You know, I’ll continue to sing MÖTLEY with my solo band and put out solo records and stuff and Nikki‘s got his radio show and [drummer] Tommy [Lee] wants to be a deejay, and so we’ll see what happens.”
About a year ago, Neil opened a Las Vegas strip club called Girls, Girls, Girls, named after the MÖTLEY CRÜE song.
“It’s doing great,” he told the QMI Agency. “I have a lot of plans to take some of these ideas and put them in other cities and stuff. Expanding my alcohol lines of (tequila), I’ve got some rums now. There’s a lot of things happening that I’m cultivating. That’s fun stuff. But music’s always No. 1. I’ll always be on stage somewhere.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE last year released a brand new song called “Sex” to coincide with the launch of the band’s North American co-headlining tour with KISS.
Written when the group was together during their residency in Las Vegas in February 2012, “Sex” was the first studio track from the CRÜE since their June 2008 release of “Saints Of Los Angeles”.
MÖTLEY CRÜE will return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas for a dozen shows September 18 through October 6.
The CRÜE‘s first Las Vegas residency in February 2012 consisted of 12 sold-out concerts featuring pyrotechnics, aerialists, special effects, vixens galore and tons of hits from a catalog stretching back to the band’s formation in 1981.