When Mötley Crüe decided to call it quits and take their amazing show out on the road for one last time, they went all in and put together a spectacular tour, simply entitled The Final Tour.
The last show on the tour was in Los Angeles where it all began in the early parts of 1981. Completing the circle by returning to Los Angeles seemed like the perfect conclusion to a career that has seen four young and hopeful guys go from playing gigs in small places, to four older guys still living the dream and playing the biggest arenas in the world.
The dream has had its difficulties (to say the least), and they have clearly left a mark with their flamboyant lifestyle, drug problems, and other remarkable matters that became synonymous with Mötley Crüe.
They chose to end it all on their own terms, and what better way to end Mötley Crüe than to play in front of their home crowd on New Year’s Eve at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, playing a set that includes all the songs we, the fans, want to hear and see!
The End (Live in Los Angeles) this is all about the awesome songs and the biggest show they’ve ever put together, celebrating the end of a band and to a heavy metal phenomena. The show is by no means perfect. Vince Neil’s voice is ruined and he struggles throughout the entire show to keep the pace. He even manages singlehandedly to slaughter ‘Shout at the Devil’. Mick Mars might look like a walking corpse on stage, and delivers the worst guitar solo I’ve ever heard, but it doesn’t matter in the big picture!
Before they leave the stage for one last time, they put on a show second to none! From the amazing pyrotechnics, to the spectacular lightshow and other gadgets. For instance, Tommy Lee’s amazing rollercoaster drumkit rides over the crowd, mostly hanging upside down. It must be seen to believe it. When they finish the show with their biggest hit, ‘Home Sweet Home’, in the middle of the, crowd it all makes perfect sense and becomes really emotional.
When they count down at midnight, they also count down on the themselves, and they end the show in spectacular fashion with the trio of ‘Dr. Feelgood’, ‘Kickstart My Heart’ and ‘Home Sweet Home’. When the lights go out for the very last time, they leave the stage with Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ playing in the background. I couldn’t think of a more fitting exit.
Nikki, Tommy, Mick, and Vince – I thank you for the music, all the memories and stories. May your legacy live on forever!
1. Girls, Girls, Girls
2. Wild Side
3. Primal Scream
4. Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)
5. Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
6. Rock N Roll Part II / Smokin' in the Boys Room
7. Looks That Kills
8. Mutherf***** of the Year
9. In the Beginning / Shout at the Devil
10. Louder Than Hell
11. Drum Solo
12. Guitar Solo
13. Saints of Los Angeles
14. Live Wire
15. T.N.T. (Terror 'N Tinseltown) / Dr. Feelgood
16. Kickstart My Heart
17. Home Sweet Home
Playing Time: 153 minutes
Vince Neil - Vocals
Mick Mars - Guitars
Nikki Sixx - Bass
Tommy Lee - Drums