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The Crue is Back, Announce Motley Reunion 


12-07-04
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(antiMUSIC) Sales of spandex and lipstick soared this week when it was made official-- Motley Crue is back. The glam-pop-metal boys have reunited for a 2005 tour and another greatest hits package. 

Rumors have circulated for months that the Motley ones would reunite with the original line-up; Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (Guitar), Nikki Sixx (Bass), and Tommy Lee (drums). Although there have been strong denials in the Motley camp, the inevitable has happened. 

To go along with the announcement, the band have released a new single and video for the track "If I Die Tomorrow", which is set to be included on the new anthology album "Red, White & Crue". 

VH1 and VH1 Classic will be sponsoring the reunion tour (cleverly named "Mötley Crüe: Red White & Crüe Tour 2005…Better Live Than Dead.")  At press time the tour is set to kick off on February 17th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  According to the Crue camp, the first leg of the tour will hit arenas, and the second leg in August and September will attack amphitheaters. In May the tour will hit Latin America and in June the Crue will embark on a European run.   The first batch of tickets for the 1st leg will go on sale this weekend. 

Initial North American Dates (accurate at press time): 

Feb. 17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Office Depot Center
Feb. 18 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum 
Feb. 20 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center 
Feb. 22 Cleveland, OH Gund Arena
Feb. 23 Toronto, ON* Air Canada Center
Feb. 25 Detroit, MI The Palace 
Feb. 27 Ottawa, ON Corel Centre
Feb. 28 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center
Mar. 3 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Mar. 4 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Spectrum
Mar. 5 Boston, MA Fleet Center
Mar. 6 Washington D.C. MCI Center
Mar. 8 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Mar. 10 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Mar. 12 Milwaukee, WI US Cellular Arena 
Mar. 14 Minneapolis, MN* Target Center
Mar. 15 Kansas City, MO* Kemper Arena
Mar. 17 Dallas, TX Nokia Live
Mar. 19 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
Mar. 20 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint 
Mar. 22 San Diego, CA Coors Amphitheatre
Mar. 23 Los Angeles, CA The Forum (tentative) 
Mar. 25 Reno, NV Reno Events Center 

Mar. 26 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena

May – Latin America

June –UK Arenas & European Festivals:

June 7 Helsinki, Finland Icehall Monsters of Millenium
June 8 Turku, Finland Rock in Turku 2005/Ellysee Arena
June 10 Oslo, Norway Spektrum Skooks
June 11 Solvesborg, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival
June 12 Bologna, Italy Gods of Metal
June 14 Glasgow, Scotland SECC
June 15 Manchester, England Evening News Arena
June 17 Birmingham, England NEC
June 18 Cardiff, Wales International Arena
June 19 London, England Wembley, Arena
 

Track Listing for Red White & Crue Anthology:

DISC ONE 
1. Live Wire 
2. Piece of Your Action 
3. Toast of the Town 
4. Too Fast For Love 
5. Black Widow 
6. Looks That Kill 
7. Too Young To Fall In Love [remix] 
8. Helter Skelter 
9. Shout at the Devil 
10. Smokin' in the Boys Room 
11. Use It Or Lose It 
12. Girls, Girls, Girls 
13. Wild Side 
14. You're All I Need 
15. All In The Name Of... 
16. Kickstart My Heart 
17. Without You 
18. Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) 
19. Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.) 
20. Dr. Feelgood 

DISC TWO 
1. Anarchy In The UK 
2. Primal Scream 
3. Home Sweet Home ['91 remix] 
4. Hooligan's Holiday [Brown Nose Edit] 
5. Misunderstood [Successful Format Version] 
6. Planet Boom 
7. Bittersuite 
8. Afraid [Alternative Rave Mix] 
9. Beauty 
10. Generation Swine 
11. Bitter Pill 
12. Enslaved 
13. Hell on High Heels 
14. New Tattoo single version 
15. If I Die Tomorrow (new) 
16. Street Fighting Man (new) 
17. Sick Love Song (new)

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