Rock ‘n’ roll bad boys Mötley Crüe are coming back to Victoria as part of their most in-depth tour of Canada to date, concert promoters Live Nation announced this morning.
The saints of the Sunset Strip will return to Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on April 22, the first local date from the Crüe in three years. The band’s previous Victoria appearances remain among the most talked about in local lore.
The tour kicks off in Penticton on April 20 and wraps May 14 in Ottawa. Big Wreck will open all 18 dates on the outing.
Mötley Crüe has been among the most lauded groups in rock for three decades. With career sales of more than 80 million albums, the band ranks among the most successful modern acts in the U.S. Success has come with a hefty price tag, however. Three of its members — drummer Tommy Lee, bassist Nikki Sixx and singer Vince Neil — have run afoul of the law on many occasions.
Lee was married to Ladysmith native Pamela Anderson from 1995 to 1998. The former couple has two children together, and was spotted on numerous occasions around Victoria during Lee’s previous tours.
Tickets for the April 22 concert go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. They are available by phone at 250-220-7777, online at selectyourtickets.com, or in person at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre box office.
Prices are $25, $45, $79, and $115, plus service charges.
© Copyright 2013