Nikki Sixx suggests that Mötley Crüe have another eight years touring to go

Nikki Sixx and John 5 onstage
Nikki Sixx and new Mötley Crüe guitarist John 5 onstage in Bogota, Columbia, last month (Image credit: Juan Pablo Pino)

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx has suggested that the band may still be playing by the time their 50th anniversary rolls round. In a conversation with A Radio Rock, a Brazilian radio station based in São Paulo, Sixx addressed the future of the band, who formed in early 1981.

"Me and Tommy [Lee] and Vince [Neil] had this conversation," says Sixx. "I said, 'what are you guys doing for the next eight years?' And everybody's laughing, you know. I said 'why don't we just keep going? Let's just take it to 50!' 

"So this isn't a final tour," he adds. "Is that what it looks like? I have no idea. I'm just telling you, you have the band saying 'we're having a blast, why stop?'"

Elsewhere in the conversation, Sixx speaks of his affection for Def Leppard, as the bands continue their Stadium Tour, which resumed last month with a run of shows in central and south America. 

"We've known each other for 35 years and always had a really good time together," says Sixx. "But but doing a full show together, designing every element of the lights, how the stage works, sharing different parts of the show and working on the timing and the intros and the outros... it's just been phenomenal."

The next date on the tour is at the Couto Pereira Stadium in Curitiba, Brazil, on March 9. Full dates below.  

Mar 09: Curitiba Estádio Couto Pereira, Brazil
Mar 11: Porto Alegre Arena do Grêmio, Brazil

May 22: Sheffield Bramall Lane, UK
May 25: Mönchengladbach Sparkassen Park, Germany
May 27: Munich Koenigsplatz, Germany
May 29: Budapest MVM Dome, Hungary
May 31: Krakow Tauron Arena Kraków, Poland
Jun 02: Prague Rocks, Czech Republic
Jun 03: Hannover Expo Plaza, Germany
Jun 07: Solvesborg, Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
Jun 09: Helsinki RockFest, Finland
Jun 11: Trondheim Rocks, Norway
Jun 14: Copenhagen Copenhell, Denmark
Jun 18: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium
Jun 20: Milan Ippodromo SNAI San Siro, Italy
Jun 23: Lisbon Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Portugal
Jun 24: Rivas-Vaciamadrid Auditorio Miguel Ríos, Spain
Jun 27: Thun Stockhorn Arena, Switzerland
Jul 01: London Wembley Stadium, UK
Jul 02: Lytham Festival, UK
Jul 04: Dublin Marlay Park, Ireland
Jul 06: Glasgow Hampden Park, UK

Aug 05: Syracuse JMA Wireless Dome, NY
Aug 08: Columbus Ohio Stadium, OH
Aug 11: Fargo Fargodome, ND
Aug 13: Omaha Charles Schwab Field Omaha, NE
Aug 16: Tulsa H.A. Chapman Stadium, OK
Aug 18: El Paso Sun Bowl Stadium, TX

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Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.