MÖTLEY CRÜE unveils new box set for its first five albums

After announcing the news of their European stadium tour with Def Leppard, motley Flood announced the limited edition box set, Crucial Crue: The Studio Albums 1981-1989.

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The box will feature the Floodthe first five platinum albums pressed on colored vinyl — too fast for love (white/black splashes), shout to the devil (Yellow/Black Splashes), theater of pain (hot pink magenta/black splashes), Girls, girls, girls (cyan/black blue splashes) and Dr Feelgood (green coke bottle / oxblood splatter). The albums will come in a sturdy black slipcase with foil printing which is only available through the vinyl box set. A limited series of Crucial Raw The box set will also be available on CD, and both versions will be limited to 10,000 copies available worldwide.

After announcing the European trek, the Flood announced that for a long time original guitarist Mick Mars will retire from touring. His replacement, John 5was announced shortly after and recently posted clips of him rehearsing them motley Flood classic “Girls, girls, girls”.

About the retirement of Marchthe group wrote: “Although change is never easy, we accept Miketo withdraw from the group due to health issues,” said Motley Crue at the time. “We watched Mike dealing with his ankylosing spondylitis for decades and he always handled it with the utmost courage and grace. Saying “enough is enough” is the ultimate act of courage. Mikesound helped define Motley Crue from the minute he plugged in his guitar during our very first rehearsal together. The rest, as they say, is history. We will continue to honor his musical legacy.”

Motley Crue start their tour with Def Leppard in February in Mexico City. You can check out all the confirmed dates below.

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2/18 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
2/21 – Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio Banorte
2/25 – Bogota, Colombia – Parque Simon Bolivar
2/28 – Lima, Peru – Estadio Nacional
3/03 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
3/07 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
3/09 – Curitiba, Brazil – Estádio Couto Pereira
3/11 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Arena do Grêmio
5/22 – Sheffield, UK – Bramall Lane
5/25 – Mönchengladbach, Germany – SparkassenPark
5/27 – Munich, Germany – Koenigsplatz
5/29 – Budapest, Hungary – MVM ​​Dome
5/31 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena Krakow
6/02 – Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks
6/03 – Hannover, Germany – Expo Plaza
6/07 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Swedish Rock Festival
6/09 – Hyvinkää, Finland – RockFest
6/11 – Trondheim, Norway – Rocks of Trondheim
6/14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen
6/18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
6/20 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo SNAI San Siro
6/23 – Lisbon, Portugal – Passeio Maritimo de Alges
6/24 – Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain – Auditorio Miguel Ríos
6/27 – Thun, Switzerland – Stockhorn Arena
7/01 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
7/02 – Lytham, UK – Lytham Festival
7/04 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
7/06 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park

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