Motley Crue to retire after 72-show tour
From left, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars, of Motley Crue, are seen in Los Angeles on Jan. 28, 2014. The heavy-metal band says it will retire after performing 72 goodbye concerts. (AP Photo/Invision/ Richard Shotwell)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, January 28, 2014 5:55PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9:10AM EST
LOS ANGELES -- Motley Crue is hanging up its guitars for good.
The heavy metal band plans to say goodbye with a series of 72 concerts before retiring. The rockers made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday in Hollywood.
Alice Cooper will tour with the group. Tickets go on sale Friday with prices starting at $15.
"We want to go out with the four founding members of Motley Crue and go out on top," said lead singer Vince Neil.
"We want to leave a legacy," added Nikki Sixx. "We want to have some dignity."
The band members have signed a legal agreement promising not to perform as Motley Crue after 2015.
A Motley Crue country tribute album is in the works, as is a big-screen version of the band's 2002 book, "The Dirt."