June 29, 2022

It took Mötley Crüe six and a half years to return to the stage, however drummer Tommy Lee solely lasted 5 songs through the band’s reunion tour kickoff in Atlanta on Thursday night time (June sixteenth). The stickman defined from the stage that he not too long ago had damaged his ribs and that he wouldn’t have the ability to proceed the live performance. In his place, Ozzy Osbourne drummer Tommy Clufetos stepped in to finish the gig.

The truth that Clufetos was within the constructing possible meant that Lee most likely knew he’d have a tough time ending the set. In line with Final Traditional Rock and fan video footage posted to Twitter (see under), Lee advised the group, “We did it! You probably did it, we did it, we’re f**king right here,” alluding to the truth that the Crüe’s co-headlining “Stadium Tour” with Def Leppard had lastly kicked off after a two-year delay as a result of pandemic.

He continued, “Okay, anyway, what I’ve obtained to let you know is about 14 days in the past, I f**kin’ broke not one, not two, not three, however 4 f**kin’ ribs … I want I had a f**kin’ badass story like me and Connor McGregor f**kin’ scrapping out in some f**kin’ bar or one thing, however I don’t. The docs advised me, ‘No enjoying, bro. No enjoying.’ And I used to be like, ‘Are you f**king excessive, bro? We’ve obtained a f**king tour to do!’ So anyway, I ain’t sitting out for shit. My boy’s gonna assist me out right here and I’ll see you guys later. On with the goddamn present.”

At that time, based on a number of sources on social media, Clufetos stepped in to finish the remaining 11 songs within the set, starting with “Stay Wire” and ending with “Kickstart My Coronary heart.”

Lee later confirmed on Twitter that Clufetos shall be filling in on upcoming exhibits, as nicely, writing, “Tommy Clufetos is right here to assist me out till I’m again at 100% … we’ve all been ready years for this second, and there’s no manner I’m lacking this!”

The present additionally featured an look by Machine Gun Kelly, who performed Lee within the film The Grime. MGK joined the band for the dwell debut of “The Grime (Est. 1981),” a track he recorded with the Crüe for the soundtrack to the Netflix movie.

The Atlanta live performance marked Mötley Crüe’s first gig since a December thirty first, 2015 gig in Los Angeles that was presupposed to wrap their final tour ever. The band had famously signed a cessation of touring settlement to by no means tour once more, however famously blew up the paperwork after deciding to reunite following the recognition of The Grime film.

Keep tuned for a extra full wrap-up of the tour kickoff, together with particulars on the units by Def Leppard and assist acts Poison and Joan Jett. See footage of Tommy Lee addressing the group and performing the set opener “Wild Aspect,” in addition to Machine Gun Kelly’s visitor look within the clips under.

“The Stadium Tour” runs by a September ninth present in Las Vegas. Tickets to all upcoming exhibits can be found through Ticketmaster.

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