Mötley Crüe want to ''bow out with dignity'' after their farewell tour which kicks off this July.

The Girls Girls Girls hitmakers - made up of Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee - are set to go their separate ways after a 72-date world tour in the summer.

When asked how the idea of a final tour came about, bassist Nikki told Rolling Stone magazine: ''It's been thrown around jokingly for some time. I remember talking to Vince in Japan, and the conversation came down to, 'How do we want to be remembered?' It really came down to figuring out how do we bow out with dignity.

''It's like when people put on certain t-shirts - you put a Ramones t-shirt on and you're like, 'I'm going out, I've got my Ramones gear on, and I'm not ashamed'. I want that for Mötley Crüe - when someone puts on their Too Fast For Love shirt in 20 years, they go, '****, those guys, man'. You don't do that if you hobble off.''

The farewell tour will begin on July 2 in Michigan.