Motley Crue announced their 2020 tour with Def Leppard, Joan Jett, and Poison earlier this week, and Nikki Sixx had some high praise for the surprise name on the tour who wasn’t previously known.
Joan Jett tweeted, “We are hitting the road with @motleycrue & @DefLeppard and special guests
@Poison! Presales start 12/10 at 10am local. Get more info here.”
Sixx responded, “So happy to have your punk rock heart on the tour with us…”
Mick Mars wanting to hire a new big name singer before the Motley Crue tour was just revealed. Just after confirming his reunion with Motley Crue, Tommy Lee sent a letter to Greek minister for agricultural development and food Makis Voridis on Thursday.
“Dear Minister Voridis, I’m honored to have been born in Athens, and wherever I tour with Motley Crue, I proudly proclaim my Greek heritage. But there’s an issue souring the reputation of Greece that I hope you’ll help resolve: the sickening abuse of broken-down donkeys and mules made to lug tourists up steep hills on Santorini. I visited the island this summer on a yacht trip — we docked there for two days, and I refused to ride a donkey up to the city center.
I just saw this story about it on CNN and decided to join my friends at PETA in trying to stop this cruelty. I was especially angry to learn that a law passed just a few years ago to help the donkeys isn’t being enforced. Tourists should take Santorini’s cool cable car! Instead, they pile on to struggling donkeys, who are forced to carry humans up and down the 500 steps from the port to Firá’s old town several times a day. Ill-fitting saddles cause inflamed wounds that often go untreated. Animals have no protection from the scorching Greek sun and are only rarely granted short breaks. They’re even denied food and water. The video footage of these suffering animals haunts me.
I understand that you have the power to stop this cruelty and make Santorini hospitable to both tourists and animals. Please put an immediate end to the old-school cruelty of ‘animal taxis.’ I look forward to your response. Thanks for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Tommy Lee.”
Motley Crue held a press conference with Def Leppard and the other acts on their 2020 tour, and JamesHetfieldAcneScars wrote on MetalSludge.TV’s forums that their appearance at the event wasn’t that great. He said, “Remember when rockstars used to look like rockstars? Why do def leppard always dress like they’re going to a business meeting? Motley Crue look like average joe’s too. I feel like vince is trying to hide his belly. Looks like Nikki borrowed that jacket from Arsenio Hall circa 1990.” Motley Crue having a big name reject the idea of touring with the band was revealed last weekend.
So happy to have your punk rock heart on the tour with us…
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) December 5, 2019