With fans waiting for ‘The Stadium Tour’, Motley Crue dudes are anxious to play for their fans.
Tommy Lee has been quite vocal about the preparations and how the entire process started.
He talked about the initial moment when the offer from Live Nation surfaced.
Speaking to “Never Meet Your Heroes”, the SiriusXM show hosted by ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, about “The Stadium Tour”, Lee said:
“I stay in touch with fans all the time; I’m pretty active. Imagine being a 16-, 17-, 18-year-old kid, [and] you’re, like, ‘Woah! Was that what it was like back then?’ Not to make us feel old — it wasn’t that long ago — but that was a time when anything went. People weren’t even wearing c*ndoms. It was just like a free-for-all. And I think a lot of younger kids see that and go, ‘Man, we missed that. We missed out on crazy town.’ So I have a feeling that that does have a lot to do with it, where people wanna come and see what that sh*t was all about. It ain’t out there now, you know what I’m sayin’?”
According to Tommy, MÖTLEY CRÜE didn’t have a “master plan” when it completed its farewell tour in December 2015 to reunite several years later and stage a comeback run that would see the band playing to bigger audiences than ever before.
“For real, 2016, I think it was like New Year’s Eve, at the Staples Center, that was it,” he said. “We were, like, ‘Dude, let’s just go out like…’ We don’t wanna just continue this thing on and end up playing fairgrounds and sh*t we see so many of our bands we grew up on doing that. We were, like, ‘We don’t wanna do that.’ We wanna go out on top, be, like, ‘Mic drop. We’re out. We’re done.’ And that was it, man. We all said goodbye and we hardly even spoke — I mean, we spoke to each other here and there, but literally, that was it. And then, what is it, four or five years later, Live Nation calls us and says, ‘We’d like to do a stadium tour,’ and all of us were, like, ‘Hold up. That’s the last thing on our mind.’ We were done, and we were all moving on to other things. And that’s the one thing… Yeah, we’ve all played stadiums, festivals here and there, but never your own stadium tour. F*ck! We were, like, ‘Hold on. Let me think about this. Okay.’ It was a no-brainer. And I wish I could say there was some weird master plan, because if there was, that would have been really smart, but that’s just not how it happened at all.”