Sixx:AM are planning to release a pair of connected albums in 2016 as companions to a two-year world tour.
Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael will issue the follow-ups to 2014’s Modern Vintage separately, giving fans a chance to fully absorb each project.
Motley Crue man Sixx explains: “We’re in the most creative place of our career, and we’ve already completed almost 24 songs to date. We’re still on a writing and recording spree, and we plan on finishing up at least 30 songs total.
“Volume 1 and Volume 2 tie together thematically and sonically. They will not be released at the same time – but both will come out in 2016. This will be tied in with a 24-month world tour.”
Frontman Michael says the group’s first headline tour in North America this spring has proven to be the catalyst for the band’s most prolific period.
He reports: “There have been a few moments in Sixx:AM’s history that I would consider turning points. The most pivotal moment came when we set out on our first headlining tour for Modern Vintage. Playing to sold-out audiences every night made it clear that we had finally become a real band.
“We’ve taken that energy and inspiration into the studio as we embark on our most ambitious undertaking – a double album which leaves no stone unturned in our quest to create important music and push the boundaries of rock.”
The bassist recently insisted Sixx:AM would avoid trading off Crue’s legacy legacy as he turned his focus away from the veteran outfit.