On This Day in 2014 Mötley Crüe Live Debuted "All Bad Things"

On this day in 2014, Los Angeles' most raunchy rock group Mötley Crüe felt the rush of their last official tour kickoff. Being the type of band that would rather burn out fast than slowly fade away, the Crüe graciously welcomed fans in Grand Rapids, Michigan to their last ever tour: The Final Tour.

For their last global trek, the L.A. rockers made sure to go out in complete rock and roll style right down to the last detail. They even went as far as recruiting legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper as their opening act! Cooper prepared audiences for a delightfully chaotic rock and roll circus before Mötley Crüe hit the stage with 22 powerhouse tracks that left fans more than satisfied by the end of the show.

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During their kickoff show in Michigan, the band kicked off their set with 2008 Saints of Los Angeles track "Mutherfucker of the Year" before moving into Decade of Decadence's "Primal Scream." Along with relatively newer tracks in their discography, Mötley Crüe also live debuted their 2015 single "All Bad Things," which was their last recording before going on hiatus from 2015-2018.

The first few songs in their setlist may have been not as popular to most die-hard Crüeheads, as dubbed on social media, but they made sure to include nothing but hits as the show continued to progress. Band members Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, and Mick Mars touched upon the milestone hits across their first five albums that brought them worldwide success.

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"Kickstart My Heart" Live

Of all their hits created and recorded, the Crüe hyper-focused on their biggest hits, almost giving the audience exactly the show they wanted. Apart from their own cuts, the band also honored the punk legends who came before them by covering the Sex Pistols most well-known hit "Anarchy in the U.K." But that's not to say they strayed from their own material for too long!

From guitarist Mick Mars' opening guitar wail in "Wild Side" to drummer Tommy Lee's epic drum solo-turned-rollercoaster ride (yes, it was actually something audience members could ride on!), the band performed their classic hits like "Too Young To Fall In Love," "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)," and "Smokin' In the Boys Room."

Check out Mötley Crüe's full setlist from their final tour kickoff at Van Andel Arena below!

Mötley Crüe's Setlist

By the end of their set, Mötley Crüe proved to save the best for last by closing with the trifecta of their greatest hits: "Dr. Feelgood," "Girls, Girls, Girls," and "Kickstart My Heart." For every mega Crüehead out there, you know real show does not end until the band plays "Home Sweet Home," and that's always been the case.

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Tommy Lee drum solo

For their encore, Mötley Crüe switched gears for a more intimate gathering by moving to the b-stage closer to the center of the crowd. Lee traded his drums for a piano before playing the first few keys of "Home Sweet Home." The band gathered together for the end of the show, savoring every last minute knowing it was coming to an end. Their first show of their final tour ended with a growing roar from audiences across the venue at Van Adel Arena. It certainly would not be the last.

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Last updated: 22 May 2024, 00:49 Etc/UTC