Live Review: Mötley Crüe Triumphant on Their Spring Tour Finale

Published on May 27th, 2013

Motley Crue - Vince NeilMötley Crüe performs live on May 25, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Trump Taj Mahal

After a lengthy tour of Canada and a string of action-packed shows on the east coast with their “biggest lighting rig ever”, Mötley Crüe said goodbye to the road on Saturday night in Atlantic City.

At least for now.

The latest chatter around may involve various retirement rumors stirred up by its own members, but the band sounded and looked far from retirement as they emerged on stage with a thundering rendition of “Saints of Los Angeles”. With no less than four autobiographies already published by the Crüe and its members, consider this song an abbreviated version.

The rock and roll lifestyle supposedly makes for a lot of wear and tear on a human being, but singer Vince Neil is a stranger to this concept. His shrill, menacing voice has not lost any of its glimmer. Instead of grimacing during the required high notes of “Looks That Kill”, he sings them with a grin.

Opting for a microphone stand rooted in the rafters instead of the stage, bassist Nikki Sixx looked rather spry in his terrifying makeup.

Even the playing of guitarist Mick Mars, who suffers from a rare spine disease, is unfazed by the passing of years.

But Sixx and Neil insist on their desire to soon implement a George Costanza-style high note exit.

But fear not, fans should take solace knowing the band will be back on stage in just six weeks. One recognizable part of the band won’t be returning, however: Tommy Lee’s rollercoaster drumming rig.

The towering achievement in concert drumming has wowed millions of Crüe enthusiasts since its debut on the band’s 30th Anniversary tour in 2011. Even more impressed were those chosen by Lee to ride with him in circles on the coaster.

“On to design the next Spectacular!” said Lee on the band’s Facebook page.

Mötley Crüe will play three summer festivals before launching their second residency in Las Vegas, now titled “An Evening in Hell”.

Motley Crue - Vince Neil

Motley Crue - Vince Neil

Motley Crue - Vince Neil

Motley Crue - Vince Neil

Motley Crue - Vince Neil

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