As reported earlier, Mick Mars is done with Motley Crue.
According to Variety, MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars will no longer tour with the band, although he will continue as a member.
A statement from Mick‘s representative reads as follows:
“Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band MÖTLEY CRÜE for the past 41 years, has announced today that due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.),he will no longer be able to tour with the band. Mick will continue as a member of the band, but can no longer handle the rigors of the road. A.S. is an extremely painful and crippling degenerative disease, which affects the spine.”
A replacement guitarist has not yet been named, although John 5 has been rumored to step in for Mars.
Earlier this week, rock legends Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe are going global in 2023 with their co-headline The World Tour!
Here’s the statement:
“After finally getting back on the road and having a monumental summer tour in the US & Canada this year, we’re beyond thrilled to be bringing this massive stadium tour to major cities all over the world, and kicking off Europe in Sheffield where it all started for us 45 years ago. We’re looking forward to seeing you out there, somewhere soon!” states Joe Elliott of Def Leppard.
“We had an incredible time playing The Stadium Tour in North America this summer and we truly can’t wait to take the show around the globe with The World Tour in 2023. Crüeheads in Latin America and Europe: Get ready! We’re coming for you next and can’t wait to finally see all of you out there again next year!” Mötley Crüe adds in a joint statement.
Tickets are available via Ticketmaster. Presales start on October 23rd.
Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe 2023 World Tour Dates:
Feb 18, 2023 – Mexico City, Mexico
Feb 21, 2023 – Monterrey, Mexico
Feb 25, 2023 – Bogota, Colombia
Feb 28, 2023 – Lima, Peru
Mar 03, 2023 – Santiago, Chile
Mar 07, 2023 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mar 09, 2023 – Curitiba, Brazil
Mar 11, 2023 – Porto Alegre, Brazil
May 22, 2023 – Sheffield, UK
May 25, 2023 – Mönchengladbach, Germany
May 27, 2023 – Munich, Germany
May 29, 2023 – Budapest, Hungary
May 31, 2023 – Krakow, Poland
Jun 2, 2023 – Prague, Czech Republic Prague Rocks
Jun 3, 2023 – Hannover, Germany
Jun 7, 2023 – Solvesborg, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 9, 2023 – Hyvinkää, Finland RockFest
Jun 11, 2023 – Trondheim, Norway Trondheim Rocks
Jun 14, 2023 – Copenhagen, Denmark COPENHELL
Jun 18, 2023 – Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun 20, 2023 – Milan, Italy
Jun 23, 2023 – Lisbon, Portugal
Jun 24, 2023 – Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain
Jun 27, 2023 – Thun, Switzerland
Jul 1, 2023 – London, UK
Jul 2, 2023 – Lytham, UK Lytham Festival
Jul 4, 2023 -Dublin, Ireland
Jul 6, 2023 – Glasgow, UK