Motley Crue Kickstart Tour Sales with Groupon Deal
Mötley Crüe fans can now rock out, frugally, thanks to the band's recent flash-sale deal for tickets to their farewell tour.
The "Girls, Girls, Girls" hair-metalers, who will resume the American leg of their worldwide "Final Tour" in July, recently took to Groupon to shill tickets for their August 12th gig at Barclays Center in Brooklyn; the show will also feature Alice Cooper, their longtime cohort in heavy-metal hedonism. Prices were paltry at $29 for upper-tier spots (down from up to $90 initially), and the lot of 538 sold out.
"The Final Tour" includes the Crüe founding members Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars and began last year; it will conclude on New Year's Eve at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (The band recently added one preceding L.A. date.) As of fall ticket estimates, box office sales exceed $28.5 million; that initial fervor shows signs of decline, as the band sold out Madison Square Garden in New York in October (without a Groupon), but the pyrotechnics-filled spectacle was still able to cinch the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot Tours ranking.