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Mötley Crüe announces farewell tour, Des Moines date

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After more than 3 decades together, Mötley Crüe announced their farewell tour this afternoon via a live streaming press conference on their website. The band is not going away mad, but they are going away—for good. (They even signed a formal Cessation of Touring Agreement.) The rockers are not going away quietly, however. The Crüe will soon embark on a world tour that will run through the end of 2015 before they part ways for the final time.

For many Central Iowa Mötley Crüe fans this may come as sad news, but the announcement today did come with some good news—Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil will make a tour stop in Des Moines on what is being called "All Bad Things Must Come to an End: The Final Tour." Even better—Alice Cooper will be opening for them. The concert will be at Wells Fargo Arena on Friday, July 11 at 7 pm. Tickets for the event will go on sale on Saturday, February 1 at 10 a.m. through the Wells Fargo box office and all Dahl's Tickets outlets. Ticket prices will range from $20 to $95.

Mötley Crüe will leave behind quite a legacy. The band has sold over 80 million albums worldwide. They have amassed eight Top 10 albums, including the sextuple-platinum #1 smash Dr. Feelgood and the quadruple-platinum Girls, Girls, Girls, which topped out at #2. They will release their 10th full-length studio album later this year.

The band has promised lots of surprises for their farewell tour. Here is what Nikki Sixx had to say during the press conference:

When it comes to putting together a new show we always push the envelope and that’s part of Mötley Crüe’s legacy. As far as letting on to what we’re doing, that would be like finding out what you’re getting for Christmas before you open the presents. We think in an age of too much information, we’d like to keep some surprises close to our chest until we launch The Final Tour.

This will be a can't miss, once-in-a-lifetime show, and most likely tickets will sell out fast. If you are not one of the lucky ones to get tickets to the Des Moines show, you will have one more chance to see the band within Iowa's borders—there will be concert in Sioux City, Iowa on August 6 at the Tyson Events Center. Check the Mötley Crüe website for more tour and ticket information.

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