Mötley Crüe In Sin City
THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS BAND LAUNCHES
LAS VEGAS’ FIRST-EVER HARD ROCK RESIDENCY
FEBRUARY 2012 AT THE JOINT AT
HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
TICKETS ON-SALE TOMORROW,
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 AT 10:00 AM PT
Three decades after beginning its iconic journey of debauchery and decadence, Mötley Crüe has announced plans to invade Las Vegas with the city’s first-ever hard rock residency: Mötley Crüe In Sin City. The world’s most notorious band will he heading to the world’s most notorious city where they will perform an extended run–starting February 3 through 19, 2012–at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, December 3 at www.motley.com, www.thejointlasvegas.com, www.ticketmaster.com and the venue box office. VIP seating and packages will also be available. The shows are produced by AEG Live.
2012’s MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY show is sure to leave the loud impression that what happens in Vegas will be heard around the world. Vocalist VINCE NEIL, guitarist MICK MARS, bassist NIKKI SIXX and drummer TOMMY LEE have big plans for MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY to create a never-been-done before and incredibly interactive Vegas experience. Exact details about the show—expected to supersede the band’s high standard of production—are being kept under wraps for now to keep an element of surprise for fans. The engagement falls during a holiday-packed time in the calendar year: Super Bowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day and President’s Day.
Last night the band officially announced the news on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” Watch the full hour-long interview with Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars tonight at 9pmET/PT.
“It is a dream come true for me especially living in and loving Las Vegas,” says singer Vince Neil. “I am thrilled that a guy like Piers Morgan would help kick it off!” Adds drummer Tommy Lee, “I don’t know about you, but when I think of Mötley Crüe I think of filthy sex, drugs, a REALLY big show and way too much fun… sounds like Las Vegas doesn’t it? A match made in heaven!!!”
“We are very excited to announce our upcoming partnership with legendary rockers Mötley Crüe,” said Paul Davis, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “The one-of-a-kind production will be the most unique, interactive, fan-driven concert experience the band has ever created. Mötley Crüe is a perfect fit for the Hard Rock and we can’t wait for this unforgettable residency to begin!”
Adds Bobby Reynolds, Vice President of Booking for AEG Live Las Vegas, “We’re thrilled that Mötley Crüe is creating their most notorious show ever and bringing it to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in notorious Las Vegas. This concert experience is going to represent what the fans love most about Mötley Crüe, the Hard Rock and Las Vegas: good times, rock n’ roll and a stage show like no one has ever seen before!”
Tickets, starting at $45 (plus applicable service fees) will be available Saturday at 10am at the Hard Rock Box Office, www.motley.com, www.thejointlasvegas.com, or www.ticketmaster.com. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is also offering ticket and room bundles via www.hardrockhotel.com.
“MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY” DATES at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas:
Friday, February 3
Saturday, February 4
Sunday, February 5
Wednesday, February 8
Friday, February 10
Saturday, February 11
Sunday, February 12
Tuesday, February 14
Wednesday, February 15
Friday, February 17
Saturday, February 18
Sunday, February 19
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About MÖTLEY CRÜE
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance, a New York Times bestselling memoir, and countless sold out gigs across the globe, playing to millions of fans.
About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled destination. The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2010 and 2011, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with an ongoing roster of legendary artists taking its stage including the first rock ‘n’ roll residency in Las Vegas with Carlos Santana’s Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Motley Crüe, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. In 2011, the venue welcomed Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking live show created exclusively for The Joint featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000. HardRockHotel.com / TheJointLasVegas.com. Keep up with the latest updates on The Joint via Facebook and Twitter.
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion and Rod Stewart, and beginning December 2012, Shania Twain at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace as well as Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas. Our exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com
Syracuse, New York rockers Brand New Sin have released a new video “The Lord Came Down” in support of their recently released album, United State. When you visit the band’s Facebook page, you can get a free download of their songs, “The Pledge” and “Two Middle Fingers”. Check out the video clip below!
Does anyone else think these guys would make a great opening act for Guns N’ Roses?
Cincinnati rock station WEBN conducted a very cool interview with Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba. Want to know what DJ said about replacing Slash in Guns N’ Roses? Check out the interview here!
Is it ironic that I am listening to Slash’s first live CD, Made in Stoke 24/7/11, the night before I see Guns N’ Roses for the first time (without Slash)? Maybe…maybe not?!
Made in Stoke 24/7/11 captures Slash with Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) on vocals, and his band which features Todd Kerns (Sin City Sinners) on bass, Brent Fitz on drums and Bobby Schneck on rhythm guitar. The 21 songs on this two CD set are a mix of Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snake Pit & Velvet Revolver tunes. This live set was captured at Victoria Hall in Stoke-on-Trent, England, the same town where Slash was raised.
In this live show, Myles Kennedy has the daunting task to cover songs from four different singers including Axl Rose, Eric Dover, Rod Jackson, Scott Weiland (six if you count the song “By The Sword” which was sang by Andrew Stockdale from Wolfmother, and “Promise” which was sung by Chris Cornell). It is a difficult task to ask any singer to take on, but Kennedy does an admirable job on all of the songs. With that being said, Myles Kennedy is no Axl Rose. His vocals seem a little higher pitched than Axl’s, and it to me, it make those class Guns N’ Roses songs sound a little odd. I thought Myles sounded better on the post Appetite for Destruction material, especially “Civil War’ which he totally nails. I have never heard the Slash song, “Nothing To Say” played live. It sounds pretty damn amazing. I also thought Kennedy sounded as good, if not better than Chris Cornell on the tune “Promise” from Slash’s recent solo CD.
Todd Kerns handles the vocals on the tune “Doctor Alibi” that was originally sung by Lemmy Kilmeister. I honestly think Todd sounds better than Lemmy on this tune. This song absolutely rocks and I prefer the live version, to the studio track.
If Myles Kennedy ever needed to prove he should take over as singer of Velvet Revolver, just listen to “Slither” on CD 2. One again, Kennedy nailed this one, and sounds terrific.
Slash and his band, played all of the songs to perfection, and I enjoyed the music on both CDs a lot. This tour did not come close to my hometown, so I am thankful that I can hear and see what I missed! Slash’s guitar solo of “The Godfather” on disc 2 is incredible. You have to hear it, (or see it) to believe it.
Depending on what version of Made in Stoke you purchase, you can get a two CD set, or two CD/DVD set that captures the live set on video as well. Whichever version you choose, you will have two hours of excellent hard rock music at your finger tips. If you are a fan of Slash, or Myles Kennedy, you need to get this. Check it out!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Been There Lately
02. Night Train
04. Mean Bone
05. Back From Cali
06. Rocket Queen
07. Civil War
08. Nothing To Say
01. Doctor Alibi
02. Speed Parade
03. Watch This
04. Beggars & Hangers On
06. Godfather Solo
07. Sweet Child O’ Mine
09. By The Sword
10. Mr Brownstone
11. Paradise City
From USA Today:
Mötley Crüe has announced a three-week stint at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas starting Feb. 3 for four days a week. As the first hard-rock band to sign on for a Vegas residency, the group promises “over-the-top craziness,” says lead singer Vince Neil, 50.
Tickets for Mötley Crüein Sin City range from $65 to $179.50 and go on sale Saturday at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT at motley.com, the Hard Rock website (thejointlasvegas.com) and Ticketmaster.
The stationary show is a new concept for the band that’s currently touring with Def Leppard in the U.K.
“When it doesn’t have to move around from city-to-city, day-by-day, options become incredible,” says drummer Tommy Lee, 49, who adds that the show will be an interactive experience where fans are “in the show, not watching the show.”
Though the guys are vague on details, they hint at naked Girls, Girls, Girls, some non-Crüe entertainers, a souped-up drum kit and sky-high production values. “You’re going to leave and say, ‘Dude, I can’t believe what just happened here,’ ” says Lee.
The band will be rocking together a decade after the release of autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. A lot has happened since then: Lee has been DJing electro-house music with DJ Aero, and Neil was a contestant on ABC’s Skating With the Stars and came out with his latest solo project last year, Tattoos & Tequila. Both said “the time was right” for the Vegas gig.
Neil, who is a Vegas resident, says he’s excited to perform for all the walks of life that visit his city. “It’s going to be everybody — a biker standing next to the attorney,” says Neil.
Attendees are “coming there to rip it, Vegas-style,” says Lee. “That’s why we signed up for this.”