The Crüe Went Down with the Ship

Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil Album Cover

The 80s, where girls just wanted a guy they could share eyeliner with.

It’s time for Mötley Crüe to cash in their umlauts. The band announced “The Final Tour” in LA, singing a “cessation of touring agreement” their publicist claims is legally binding. While the article I read didn’t mention it, I would not be surprised if they also announced they were retiring to sell prime ocean-front real estate in Nebraska.

Fellow metal rocker Alice Cooper will join them as special guest on the tour. Crüe fans will certainly not want for opportunities to bid their favorite band farewell. What is described as the “first leg” of the tour covers 67 dates in the US and Canada, kicking off in Grand Rapids at the Van Andel Arena. Things wrap up in Vancouver at Rogers Arena, but not before hitting most major cities in the US. They’ll be grinding through Texas in July, including a stop in Austin at the Ceder Park Center. They’ll return again in October for a show at The Woodlands.

2014 Mötley Crüe “Final Tour” Schedule:

  • July 2 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
  • July 4 – Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI
  • July 5 – Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
  • July 6 – Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • July 8 – Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
  • July 9 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – St. Louis, Maryland Heights, MO
  • July 11 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
  • July 12 – Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS
  • July 13 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
  • July 15 – Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX
  • July 16 – Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
  • July 18 – Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
  • July 19 – Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
  • July 21 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
  • July 22 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA
  • July 23 – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
  • July 25 – Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
  • July 26 – Sleep Country Amphitheater, Ridgefield, WA
  • July 27 – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
  • July 29 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Wheatland, CA
  • July 30 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
  • Aug. 1 – Usana Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Aug. 2 – Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • Aug. 3 – Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
  • Aug. 5 – Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD
  • Aug. 6 – Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, IA
  • Aug. 8 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
  • Aug. 9 – DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
  • Aug. 10 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ON
  • Aug. 12 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Aug. 13 – First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
  • Aug. 15 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL
  • Aug. 16 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA
  • Aug. 17 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL
  • Aug. 19 – PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
  • Aug. 20 – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Aug. 22 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
  • Aug. 23 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
  • Aug. 24 – Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
  • Aug. 26 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Aug. 27 – Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA
  • Aug. 29 – Nikon Theater At Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
  • Aug. 30 – PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
  • Aug. 31 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
  • Oct. 10 – Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Oct. 11 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
  • Oct. 12 – CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, LA
  • Oct. 14 – KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
  • Oct. 15 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
  • Oct. 17 – Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL
  • Oct. 19 – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL
  • Oct. 21 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC
  • Oct. 22 – Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
  • Oct. 25 – Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Oct. 26 – Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
  • Oct. 29 – War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, NY
  • Nov. 5 – Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
  • Nov. 6 – Landers Center, Southaven, MS
  • Nov. 9 – I Wireless Center, Moline, IL
  • Nov. 11 – Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
  • Nov. 12 – Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum, Madison, WI
  • Nov. 13 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
  • Nov. 15 – Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
  • Nov. 16 – Fargodome, Fargo, ND
  • Nov. 18 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
  • Nov. 19 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
  • Nov. 21 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC

Tickets for the Final Tour are available on our Mötley Crüe page.

Upon reflection, I realize finding a Mötley Crüe video to post was going to be tricky. But, here’s a fairly tame selection called “Live Wire.” This is pretty much just the ole standby of a stage performance packaged as a video, for those times when “effort” is hard. I did review the entirety of the video for “Girls, Girls, Girls” and judged it less than acceptable for the consumption of our readership. In fact, I may have reviewed it a few times, in case I did not pick up any subtle artistic nuance in the first viewings.

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Cover Led Zeppelin for Super Bowl Halftime Show

The RHCP have been one of the best live shows for over 20 years.

 

The cat is out of the bag on what the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be playing during halftime of Sunday’s Huge Super-Important Mega Trademarked Football Game. It’s going to be a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused”, one of the greatest rock songs ever made. While Led Zeppelin may refuse to reunite for a tour (not a single tour since drummer John Bonham’s death in 1980), you can see “Dazed and Confused” live on the biggest stage in the world by one of the best bands of this era.

Even more interestingly, Flea has said there is a surprise involved. Could this be a collaboration with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones? If you like Zeppelin, you don’t want to miss this performance and game. Here’s the band playing “Dazed and Confused” live:

Kanye West to Headline X-Games in Austin

Kanye will be headlining the X-Games concert lineup

 

That’s right, folks. The X-Games isn’t just skateboarding, dirt bikes and BMX. The concert lineup for this summer’s games in Austin is out, and Kanye West is in the house. Yeezy leads a great lineup that includes Pretty Lights, The Flaming Lips, Gary Clark Jr., and much more. The Summer X-Games in Austin will be at the Circuit of the Americas and Austin360 Amphitheatre from June 5-8. Tickets for the Kanye show will be available later this week.

Here’s the full lineup of music performers:

  • Kanye West
  • Pretty Lights
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Mac Miller
  • Slightly Stoopid
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Bad Religion
  • Dillon Francis
  • Mayer Hawthorne
  • FMLYBND
  • Wavves
  • Cash Cash
  • Candyland

Katy Perrys Prismatic World Tour Arrives in June

Katy Perry

The Prismatic Tour will play 46 cities this summer.

The Artist-Formerly-Known-As-Katy-Hudson announced the North American leg of the Prismatic World Tour last week. This is her third world tour and first since 2011′s California Dreams Tour. North America is leg two of the tour, the first being a series of shows in Europe with electro-pop duo Icona Pop opening.

Miss Perry hits the shores of North America in June at the PNC Arena in Raleigh. She’s bringing along three opening acts, Capital Cities (June 22-August 7 shows), Kacey Musgraves (August 10-31 shows), and Tegan and Sara (September 9 – October 10 shows). The tour is currently scheduled to wrap up here in Texas at the Toyota Center on October 10th.

2014 Prismatic Tour Dates:

  • June 22 – PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC
  • June 24 – Verizon Center – Washington, DC
  • June 27 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • June 28 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
  • June 30 – Tampa Bay Times Forum – Tampa, FL
  • July 2 – BB&T Center – Sunrise, FL
  • July 3 – AmericanAirlines Arena – Miami, FL
  • July 9 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
  • July 11 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
  • July 15 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
  • July 16 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
  • July 18 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
  • July 22 – CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
  • July 24 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
  • Aug. 1 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
  • Aug. 4 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
  • Aug. 7 – United Center – Chicago, IL
  • Aug. 10 – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Aug. 11 – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
  • Aug. 13 – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
  • Aug. 14 – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
  • Aug. 16 – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
  • Aug. 17 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO
  • Aug. 19 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
  • Aug. 20 – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE
  • Aug. 22 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
  • Aug. 23 – Fargodome – Fargo, ND
  • Aug. 26 – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB
  • Aug. 28 – Credit Union Centre – Saskatoon, SK
  • Aug. 29 – Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB
  • Aug. 31 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB
  • Sept. 9 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
  • Sept. 12 – Moda Center – Portland, OR
  • Sept. 13 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
  • Sept. 16 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
  • Sept. 19 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
  • Sept. 22 – SAP Center – San Jose, CA
  • Sept. 25 – Jobing.com Arena - Glendale, AZ
  • Sept. 26 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
  • Sept. 29 – EnergySolutions Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sept. 30 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
  • Oct. 2 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
  • Oct. 5 – FedExForum – Memphis, TN
  • Oct. 6 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
  • Oct. 8 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA
  • Oct. 10 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX

Katycats (and their parents) can pick up their tickets on our Katy Perry page.

Since you’re probably a bit Roar’ed-out, here’s the latest single from the Prism album, “Unconditionally.” Rocking the Anna Karenina vibe with this one, with bonus owl and random slo-mo chair flipping. Towards the end an entirely different video from what I gather was a parallel universe attempts to intrude on our own reality. Either that or someone from the label said, “People dancing in period costumes ain’t gonna cut it! We need more effect shots!”

Image Credit: By Eva RinaldiUploaded by MyCanon (Katy Perry) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Dave Matthews Band 2014 Summer Tour

If the Dave Matthews Band isn’t touring the best venues in the country, it just ain’t summertime. The band has just announced a 42-date tour that kicks off on May 16 in Houston and ends on September 6 in Irvine, CA. The band always gives a crowd a fun show, which keeps the DMB fans coming back for more every time the band hits the road. We aren’t sure who will be opening up for them quite yet, but you can be sure they’ll bring some great acts with them wherever they go. The shows in George, WA., will be that of the “Caravan” variety and will feature some other bands that won’t be touring with them. Check out the full schedule below.

5/16 Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/17 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
5/21 Tulsa, OK – Bok Center
5/23 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
5/24 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
5/30 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
5/31 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6/6 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
6/7 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
6/10 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
6/11 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
6/13 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
6/14 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
6/20 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
6/21 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
6/24 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
6/25 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/27 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
6/28 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
7/2 Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheater – Summerfest
7/4 Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/5 Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
7/9 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
7/11 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
7/12 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
7/15 Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
7/16 Tampa, FL – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/18 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/19 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/22 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
7/23 Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
7/25 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/26 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/22 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
8/23 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
8/24 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
8/26 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheatre 
8/29 George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/30 George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/31 George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
9/5 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/6 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre