The parting of the heavens... the blue moon
rising... the second coming... call it what you will. Mötley Crüe
touring the homeland of Chronological Crue - I'd like to see that!
Well, dreams DO come true... and good things DO come to those who wait
and now my time has come. For years, I've enjoyed reading about all
your Crüe experiences and reviews. Now it's my turn... and I want to
share it all with you. I'll give it to you straight... from the heart,
so you can feel a part of Mötley Crüe's 'New Tattoo Tour' Australia 2000 as well. Come take a ride on
5 - Tour Announcement Exclusive - 5 September 2000.
Well here's the moment
you Aussie Crüeheads have been waiting for - the official Press Release
from the tour promoter is now able to be released. It's the moment we
have been waiting for, for so many years now. Here is the announcement
of The New Tattoo Tour, exclusive to Chronological Crue.
Mötley Crüe’S NEW TATTOO
TOUR HEADS DOWNUNDER
Entertainment Group today announced one of the original “hard-drivin”,
“fast-living”, “bad-boy” bands of rock Mötley Crüe are on their
way to Australia.
With 40 million
albums sold, Vince Neil (vocals), Nikki Sixx (bass), Mike Mars (guitar)
and new drummer Randy Castillo are currently winning killer reviews in
the U.S., where they are on a summer concert tour hitting over 50
It will be the
band’s first tour of Australia since 1990.
The release of
the Crüe’s first studio album in three years, “New Tattoo”,
produced by Mike Clink (noted rock producer of Guns’N’Roses “Appetite
For Destruction”), coupled with the departure last year of the
notorious Tommy Lee (aka Mr Pam Anderson) has reinvigorated the band.
Vince Neil, “the New Tattoo tour will be unpredictable and
dangerous - just what a rock’n’roll concert should be and what Mötley
Crüe always delivered. We are excited to let the fans hear the new
songs live as well as the Mötley anthems they have grown to love.”
The U.S. critics
agree. “This is a band who knows how to rock live”, says the Los
Angeles’ Daily Bulletin. “Indisputably, rock is back”, says the LA
Times and “after 20 years they still have the goods to give their
audience what it wants,” writes The Salt Lake Tribune.
Mötley Crüe will
perform classic hits including “Kickstart My Heart”, “Dr Feelgood” and
“Same Ol' Situation” as well as material from their newly released
album “New Tattoo” (Virgin Records) - described as having “the
explosive riffs, the ballsy melodies and the anthemic choruses that
have had the fans singing and grinning for some of the most
distinctive, irreverent and kick-ass rock’n’roll ever assigned to
vinyl, compact disc or gigabytes”.
Since forming in
Los Angeles in 1981, Mötley Crüe’s essential albums “Too Fast For
Love”, ”Shout At The Devil”, “Theatre Of Pain” and “Dr Feelgood” have
produced four U.S. Top Ten singles.
ON SALE 9AM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
AT ALL TICKETEK OUTLETS
Canberra, AIS Arena
Wollongong, Entertainment Centre
Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park
Newcastle, Entertainment Centre
Sydney, Entertainment Centre
information: Robbie Harris (03) 9866 4482 mobile 0412 564 032
So there you have
it folks! Mötley Crüe are returning to Australia! Last tour they also
played 5 shows, being 2 in Melbourne, 2 in Sydney and 1 in Brisbane.
The 5 shows for this tour are a little more spread out this time
around, as they cover some smaller regional east coast cities.
Wollongong is just 65kms south of Sydney and approximately 1 to 1.5 hrs
in a car.
Newcastle is also
less than 2 hours drive from Sydney, north along an excellent highway
(you can also travel between the two cities by air or train)
Newcastle is on the eastern seaboard of Australia at the mouth of the
Hunter River. Industrialisation increased in the town after iron and
steel mills were built in 1915, and today, Newcastle is Australia's
sixth most populated city and one of the country's fastest growing. I
liken it to Detroit, in that it's somewhat of a blue collar steel town,
where the people love to swill their beer and rock! The Newcastle
Entertainment Center is a great venue, with a 5,000 seat capacity.
The 12,000 capacity
Entertainment Centre is located
in the centre of Haymarket, adjacent to Darling Harbour and only a 10
minute walk to the heart of the central business district. Mötley
played 2 shows here back in their first tour of Australia in 1990.
Sydney will be buzzing from the Olympic Games and we hope some of the
festivities will carry over for Mötley.
on Leverrier Cres, Bruce, the Australian Institute of Sport Arena in
the Australian Capital of Canberra is also known to many locals as the
Palace. This indoor arena is also home of the Canberra Cannons
Melbourne, Australia's cultural capital, and the city to be my new home
next year. The National Tennis Centre, where the Crüe also played 2
shows ten years ago, is now renamed Melbourne Park.
This 16,000 seat arena has an opening roof that weighs 700 tonnes and
takes 25 minutes to open or close. It's also home to the Australian
Open tennis Grand Slam event, and Australian Rod Laver is the only
player in the history of tennis to have won two Grand Slam singles
backhand's aside, I'm sure Mötley's forthcoming concert will be the
biggest smash of the year to be served up on centre court. If nothing
else, I'm sure it will leave a permanent mark in the minds of Aussie
Crüeheads for life. To me... forget the Olympics... it's the Crüe that
I want to see on the podium in 2000. Wow, I can't wait... can you?
forget - tickets go on sale at 9am this Saturday 9th September!!!
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