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Mötley Crüe announce farewell tour and retirement

1 of 1 Mötley Crüe - the end is nigh
Mötley Crüe - the end is nigh

Mötley Crüe have that there upcoming tour will be their last and once completed the band will be over for good. 

Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee announced yesterday that they will stop performing live as Mötley Crüe after undertaking a huge 72-date jaunt across the globe beginning this summer.

To prove how serious they are about ending the band all members of the group have signed a 'Cessation of Touring' documen t- a legally binding contract forbidding them to use the Mötley Crüe name after the run of shows is complete.

When asked how they felt about the band coming to an end, all four of the rockers replied ''dead''.

Explaining their decision, singer Vince said: ''We don't' want to be one of those bands that maybe have one guy left in it, or somebody's brother. We want to go out with the four founding members of Mötley Crüe, and go out on top.''

Nikki added: ''We started this band and nobody would believe in us... none of us graduated high school, but we figured out how to form a record company, which was kind of funny... and we've always been very pro-active about everything we do, including the end of our career.''

Nikki added the group want to go out on a high, saying: ''We've talked about it for the last few years. It's because we are on top, because we are holding it together and playing better and sounding better, and we want to leave a legacy and we want to have dignity... it's pretty embarrassing what's happening, the state of music, with bands out there. I don't want to name names, but there's so many bands out there are ripping you off. And we're not going to do that.''

Dates for the European leg of their Farewell Tour are yet to be announced. 

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