Mötley Crüe ‘accepted’ Mick Mars’ decision to retire from touring.
The 71-year-old rocker, whose real name is Robert Alan Deal, has been the band’s lead guitarist since forming in 1981, but retired from touring on Wednesday (26.10.22) due to a long battle with a degenerative disease. announced a decision to The disease ankylosing spondylitis and current remaining members Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx vowed to “continue the legacy.”
“Change is never easy, but we accept Mick’s decision to retire from the band due to health issues. We have watched Mick deal with ankylosing spondylitis for decades. but he has always dealt with it with the utmost courage.Saying “enough is enough” is the ultimate act of courage.Mick’s sound is what he did in our first rehearsal. From the moment he plugged in his guitar, it helped define Motley Crue.The rest, as they say, is history.We will continue to honor his musical legacy. ”
The ‘Red Hot’ hitmakers are set to hit the road again in 2023 for a world tour with fellow rock band Def Leppard, and the rest of the band are their ‘good friends’. Former Marilyn Manson rocker John 5 explained that he agreed…to intervene.
“We will carry out Mick’s wishes and continue touring around the world in 2023 as planned. I am grateful that my good friend John 5 has agreed to come.” Please come on board and move forward with us. I see the Crewheads set off on their journey!”
John 5 says:
The comments come just hours after it was announced that Mick had decided to withdraw from live shows due to an “ongoing and painful struggle” with an illness, and that he was a member of the band. Go on, but you can’t “handle the rigors” of the touring life.
“Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of heavy metal band Motley Crue for the past 41 years, announced today that he will be on tour due to his ongoing and painful battle with ankylosing spondylitis. Mick will continue as a member of the band, but can no longer cope.
Roughness of the road. AS is an extremely painful and crippling degenerative disease that affects the spine. ”
Motley Crue and Def Leppard 2023 – The World Tour
UK Ireland Dates:
Monday 22nd May 2023 – Sheffield, UK – Bramall Lane
Saturday 1 July 2023 – London, England – Wembley Stadium
Sunday 2nd July 2023 – Lytham, UK – Lytham Festival
Tuesday 4th July 2023 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
Thursday 6 July 2023 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Hampden Park