Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard‘s “The Stadium Tour” with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts is still going according to the plan, Tommy Lee has said in a recent interview, but due to ongoing coronavirus outbreak this could change very soon and could leave headliners in a huge financial loss.
As Metal Wani reports, the tour is expected to gross several millions per each show, which to Metal Wani‘s calculation should be $110-120 million for the entire tour.
According to a recent report by metal-themed publication Sleaze Roxx reported, “the tour is almost 100% cancelled.”
“As far as the Mötley thing goes, my source has just gotten off the phone with his contact and the tour is almost 100% cancelled,” source said. Rehearsals at an unknown location in LA were supposed to happen in May. Those have been cancelled.
“Given the band’s age and to quote the contact’s words “declining ability”, it may not even get rescheduled. Vince [Neil] had already lost in excess of 20 lbs.
“Sleaze Roxx has also been advised that Mötley Crüe intend to embark on a tour as soon as the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Virus pandemic is under control and/or resolved.