Motley Crue has announced that they will be breaking up after they complete their final tour.
Motley Crue says that its breakup is a mutual agreement between its members and that there are no harsh feeling involved. The band even went so far as to sign a legal agreement to never get back together. According to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, the band always wanted to go out big and not end up playing small gigs with only a couple of its original members, reports Rolling Stone.
“We’re still relevant and we still sell out arenas all over the world, and we don’t want to go out on the bottom,” Vince Niel, Motley Crue’s vocalist, told CBS News. “We want to go out on top.”
Motley Crue’s final tour will last two years. At the end of 2015, the legal agreement will go into effect. This doesn’t mean that the band members won’t continue to rock and roll, but they’ll be doing it separate from one another. Niel said that he will miss playing with the other members, but that he is excited about the projects that will come after the band has broke up, Rolling Stone notes.
Motley Crue’s final tour will include 72 concerts.