MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx says the band are still raising their middle fingers to the world
DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE recently had an insightful conversation with Tara Brown from Australia’s “60 Minutes,” shedding light on their co-headlining world tour. The interview provides an exciting glimpse into their journey and can be viewed in the segment below.
During the interview, both bands expressed their shared enthusiasm for continuing their musical journey without any plans to slow down in the foreseeable future. You can watch the segment below.
“No, god. I’m not even legally at retirement age, so it’s not even on the horizon for me,” DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott said. “But no, [retirement’s] never crossed my mind. Because we enjoy doing what we do. We always have. Long may it last.”
The guys from MÖTLEY CRÜE are in firm agreement, still raising their middle fingers to the world.
“I feel like our [middle] finger is about to go higher,” bassist Nikki Sixx said. “I think we’re kind of in the ‘we-don’t-give-a-fuck’ phase of our career.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s setlist for the 2023 “The World Tour” closely mirrors last year’s “The Stadium Tour,” maintaining the powerful opening with “Wild Side.” Following this high-octane start, Sixx and the band deliver a captivating 15-song performance, treating fans to timeless favorites such as “Shout At The Devil,” “Home Sweet Home,” and “Dr. Feelgood.” The night reaches its crescendo with the electrifying closing number, “Kickstart My Heart.”
LEPPARD and CRÜE are teaming up with Alice Cooper for an exciting U.S. mini-tour this summer. The tour is set to kick off on August 5 in Syracuse, New York, and will make its way through the Midwest, culminating in a final show in El Paso, Texas on August 18. Fans can look forward to an epic concert experience during these dates.
Last fall, John 5 joined MÖTLEY CRÜE, taking over as the band’s co-founding guitarist, replacing Mick Mars. The decision came after Mick announced his retirement from touring with MÖTLEY CRÜE in October due to the progression of his health issues.
Mick Mars has been battling Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a chronic and inflammatory form of arthritis that predominantly affects the spine and pelvis. Despite enduring years of performing through the pain, he conveyed to the other members of MÖTLEY CRÜE last summer that he could no longer continue touring with them. However, he expressed a willingness to participate in recording new music or engaging in residencies that involve minimal travel. He has since filed a lawsuit against his former bandmates, claiming that after his announcement, the rest of the band tried to remove him as a significant stakeholder in the group’s corporation and business holdings via a shareholders’ meeting.
Following the U.S. tour, both bands are set to enthral audiences in Japan and Australia during the fall, extending their musical journey to a global audience.