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Motley Crue sets Tampa date before retirement


Published:   |   Updated: January 29, 2014 at 09:16 AM

Looks like the party’s over — almost.

Motley Crue, the hard-rocking, hard-living glam metal outfit that sold nearly 80 million albums en route to becoming the poster boys for rock excess and debauchery, are retiring.

The band plans to say goodbye with a 72-date farewell tour, including one last stop in Tampa at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre on Aug. 17.

“We want to go out with the four founding members of Motley Crue and go out on top,” said lead singer Vince Neil at a news conference in Hollywood, Calif., announcing the tour.

“We want to leave a legacy,” added guitarist Nikki Sixx. “We want to have some dignity.”

The band members have signed a legal agreement promising not to perform as Motley Crue after 2015.

Tickets for the “All Bad Things Must Come to an End Tour” go on sale Friday through livenation.com. Reserved seats will cost $119, $79, $49 or $39. Lawn tickets will be on sale for $20 through Sunday before going up to $25.

Alice Cooper will tour with the group.

A Motley Crue tribute album is in the works, as is a big-screen version of the band’s 2002 book, “The Dirt.”

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