Mötley Crüe Plans To Keep Going Until At Least 2031, Says Nikki Sixx

During an interview with Brazil’s A Rádio Rock last December, which was recently posted on YouTube, the Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx was asked if he and his bandmates discussed recording new music.

Nikki responded (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): “We just did those four songs for The Dirt soundtrack. We’re pretty much locked down right now. We’re having conversations beyond [2023]. So what’s ’24 look like for us in a touring capacity? As far as new music — I think new music always comes when the band is getting along. We get along so great right now. We’ve been having the best time. We spend time together. We go out to dinner.

Tommy [LeeCrüe drummer] just had his 60th-birthday party [last October] down in Mexico, and he invited a small group of his very good friends. And I was there, and a bunch of cool Tommy‘s friends, Sixx continued. “All of our wives were there. John 5 came in. And it was just cool to be able to not talk business, be in rehearsal, get on the phone, talk about the photo shoot or the video. It was just hanging out, walking on the beach. And we had some sweet conversations.

“Me and Tommy and Vince [Neil, Crüe singer] had this conversation. I said, I go,’ What are you guys doing for the next eight years?’ And everybody’s laughing: ‘I don’t know.’ I said, ‘Why don’t we just keep going? Let’s just take it to 50 [years since the band’s inception, which will be in 2031].’

“So this isn’t a final tour,” Sixx added. “What does that look like? I have no idea. I’m just telling you, you have the band saying, ‘We’re having a blast. Why stop?’”

As previously reported, Mick Mars has officially retired from touring with Mötley Crüe due to worsening health issues. He will still remain a member of the band, but will not participate in any touring activities. John 5 has been named as his replacement.

After their American stadium tour in 2022, rock bands Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe will go on a worldwide tour in 2023.

The tour began on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Mexico City’s Foro Sol and will make stops throughout Latin America before heading to Europe in May 2023. Some of the notable locations include Wembley Stadium on Saturday, July 1, 2023 as well as Glasgow’s Hampden Park on July 6, 2023. Additional shows for2023 are expected to be announced soon.