Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx recently revealed that he was against the idea of reuniting the band for the massive “Stadium Tour” at first. He also shared a few impressions from Mötley’s recently wrapped-up tour.
Nikki Sixx explains why he was against the reunion
The Stadium Tour was originally planned for 2020, also featuring Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. After being postponed twice during the pandemic, the massive tour finally began this June 16, and despite the many setbacks, the tour went ahead and wrapped up recently.
Speaking to Entertainment Online alongside drummer Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx says the band was first approached about doing a reunion tour while working on the 2019 biopic “The Dirt”. Although the bassist seems to be overjoyed by how it went down, he recalls being against Mötley’s return to touring at first:
“It’s been unbelievable. I’m so grateful to be doing this, and it started, like, three years ago when the movie came out – two and a half years ago. We kind of, we broke up the band. We just decided to quit touring. We’ve been doing it for, god, 35 years at that point.
“Tommy does other stuff, and I do other stuff, and I remember getting the phone call from management, and I was like. ‘No.’ And they go, ‘You haven’t even heard what I have to say.'”
The invitation came about four years after Mötley announced their breakup in 2015, but Sixx notes how there was no lingering animosity between band members at that point:
“And we were friends, and we were fine and everything’s good. We’re just like, ‘No, it’s a lot of work.’ When you see the show out there, you’re gonna go, ‘Wow.’ I mean, it’s years of work putting it together, and then they were like, ‘No, not eight arenas, eight stadiums,’ and I was like, ‘Let me call Tommy.’
“I was like, ‘Hey, dude, they’re talking about us touring,’ and he’s like, ‘No.’ Because we wanted to be – stand by what we said, and then it was 16 and 36, which we just entered our 36th stadium, and there’s, what, another 120 next year and the year after that, so, we’re grateful we said yes.”
Summing up the “blast” that “Stadium Tour” proved to be for the Crüe’s members, their friends and spouses, Sixx said:
“I mean, we’re all having a blast, everyone’s just having a good time…it’s amazing to be 41 years together? I mean, sometimes it’s just like, ‘What?’ Stepping into some sacred territory there.”