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Déjà Crüe: rockers Mötley Crüe blow up ‘no more tours’ contract


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Back in January 2014 and in front of multiple witnesses, Mötley Crüe signed a Cessation Of Touring agreement that stated that their obliquely titled The Final Tour (July 2014 to December 2015) would be true to its name and that they would finally hang up the studded leather, pyrotechnics and rotating drum kits. Except – and we are sure you saw this coming – they are back, Back, BACK. Cue video narrator: “They knew that if they were ever to stand on stage together again, that contract would have to be destroyed. Well, destruction has never been an issue for Mötley Crüe.”

The video then shows the contract, and its surrounding office, being blown up. It’s ludicrous, it’s hyperbolic, it’s preposterous – which makes it very Mötley Crüe. So excellent work all round.

The success of Netflix’s adaptation of band-biography ‘The Dirt’ earlier this year is what triggered a revival of interest in the group: in April, Variety reported that in the month after the biopic’s release, Mötley Crüe’s music was streamed 73.8m times on Spotify and nearly 30m times on Apple Music – spikes of 599% and 1,081% respectively.

Stuart Dredge

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