Motley Crue Kickstart ‘Final Tour’ in Michigan With Glitches, Hits-Filled Setlist + New Song
After months of build-up, Motley Crue's 'Final Tour' is officially under way. The band endured a few technical glitches on opening night in Grand Rapids, Mich., but left the crowd with a setlist filled with fan favorites, a brand new song called 'All Bad Things Must End' and a few surprises as well.
MLive reports in a concert wrap up that the early part of Motley Crue's set ran into some issues. During the song 'Primal Scream,' Tommy Lee broke the head on his kick drum, leaving Mick Mars to noodle around with a guitar solo while the crew took care of Lee's kit repair. Mars did entertain the crowd with a riff on the Jimi Hendrix classic, 'Little Wing.' There were two more early show stoppages due to technical issues, leading Vince Neil to state, "Oh man, first night, s--t, we're breaking down. At least you guys can always say you were here." As Nikki Sixx stated via Twitter after the show, "Tons of bugs, mistakes and other opening night stuff, but we had a blast."
But technical issues aside, this is the Crue and the band still delivered the type of show you would want from a group with a rich history, a massive catalog and playing their final dates. The show kicked off with a raucous rendition of 'Motherf---er of the Year,' leading into the always rocking 'Wild Side.' 'On With the Show' proved to be the night's first surprise, with Nikki Sixx later commenting via Twitter how much he loved having the song in the set. Another early set highlights was the brand new track 'All Bad Things Must End,' which Motley penned specifically so they would have something fresh to promote during the show. Plus, the band pulled out their cover of the Sex Pistols' 'Anarchy in the U.K.' much to the delight of the crowd.
And yes, there was plenty to see. Tommy Lee delivered one of his most eye-catching solos to date as his drum-coaster hovered over the audience while he laid down the licks to a mash-up of familiar songs by acts such as Jay-Z and Bob Marley before launching into 'Shout at the Devil.' Speaking of eye-catching, Nikki Sixx likely surprised a few audience members with his incendiary flame-throwing bass.
A homestretch run of 'Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away),' 'Live Wire,' 'Dr. Feelgood,' 'Girls, Girls, Girls,' 'Kickstart My Heart' and the sky high finale 'Home Sweet Home' (seen above) found the band finally hitting their groove and leaving audience members on a high note. Check out some photos and video from Motley Crue's opening night of 'The Final Tour' below the set list.
Motley Crue Setlist, 7/2/2014:
‘Motherf—er of the Year’
‘Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)’
‘Looks That Kill’
‘On With the Show’
‘Too Fast for Love’
‘All Bad Things’
‘Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room’
‘Saints of Los Angeles’
‘Anarchy in the U.K.’
‘Too Young to Fall in Love’
‘Shout at the Devil’
‘Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)’
‘Girls, Girls, Girls’
‘Kickstart My Heart’
‘Home Sweet Home’
See Photos and Video from Motley Crue's 'The Final Tour' Opening Night