MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has admitted to Billboard that he isn’t sure how he will feel once once the band gets up on stage for one last time tonight (Thursday, December 31) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“We’ve been kind of dodging that question for two years and now there’s no getting out of it,” Sixx said. “We’re pretty rough-and-tumble dudes, but even the toughest guy going in for his last fight is going to feel a pang in his heart — and I’m guaranteeing that something’s gonna happen up there that I don’t know about and I probably don’t want to think about until it happens. I just hope I don’t cry during ‘Shout At The Devil’.”
Sixx added that he isn’t too concerned about the fact that MÖTLEY CRÜE is potentially walking away from tens of millions of dollars in future touring revenue at a time when record sales are down significantly for most rock artists.
“I’ve never been about the money, other than if I can make enough money to have creative freedom,” said Sixx, now 57. “I was smart early on and invested my money wisely and had good advisors and made some right decisions. I have a lot of money put away for a rainy day, so money’s not really something I think about walking away from all this.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE first announced plans for their two-year “Final Tour” by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career with their last show ever on New Year’s Eve at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world.
The 2014 leg of “The Final Tour” was one of last year’s top-grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million.