Headbangers Motley Crue have embarked upon “The Final Tour” (supposedly), which will stretch until the cash registers stop ka-chinging. OK, actually, it will end New Year's Eve in Los Angeles.
But before that, the group has announced that it will headline a Tuesday, July 28, concert at Taco Bell Arena.
The Motley Crue public on-sale will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 23 at the usual outlets. Here are ticket prices (not including their respective service fees): The majority will cost $99.50 and $59.50; there also will be some available at $39.50 and a few nose bleeders at $20. Check out the seating map here.
While the junior-high hesher in me gets stoked about potentially banging my head to "Shout at the Devil" one last time, the realist in me knows that a Motley Crue "Final Tour" experience probably wouldn't be entirely pretty. (And I’m not just talkin’ about fashion choices in the arena.)
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A Tampa Bay Times review of a Crue concert last August confirmed what fans have known for years: Singer Vince Neil’s voice is pretty much shot. He also has an annoying habit of making the crowd sing choruses. (While they gawk at the stripper on stage.) If you go see the Crue, lower your expectations of Neil, "whose potbelly was far more prominent than his vocals for the duration of the two-hour, 20-song set," according to the review.
But hey, it will be a party, right? And at least Alice Cooper is opening; he impressed me in 2012 with his spirited performance at the Revolution Center. Just understand that those “Final Tour” tickets are fairly spendy — not to mention the holy-#@#!-that’s-insane VIP packages — and the people cashing the checks ultimately won’t care if you go away mad or just go away.