Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx feels that delaying the band's massive “Stadium Tour” was the best decision for both the bands and their fans. The 30-date “Stadium Tour” kicks off on June 16th, 2022 at Atlanta's SunTrust Park and marks the Crüe's first live dates since its 2014 / 2015 farewell tour.
While chatting with Yahoo Entertainment!, Sixx spoke about the basic facts about the tour, which was originally supposed to hit North America in 2020, before being pushed to 2021 — and now slated to play in 2022: “On a business level, you can't get Covid insurance. So if you've got a big show — Mötley, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett — that's generating a lot of (money). If that show goes down. . . you just lose money, and you can only lose so many shows and then you're basically on tour for free. So we chose to stay back, waiting to see how AEGs and Live Nations and how other bands were gonna handle it. And I think we made the right decision.”
He spoke about the Crüe getting the act ready for the masses, starting in the spring: “We restart designing the show in April. It's basically designed, but there's some new technology that happened in the last few years we might wanna involve. And then we've already got our set — it's done — so it's not like we have to have that meeting where it's, like, 'I wanna play this song' or 'I wanna play this song.' Everybody agreed on these songs, and it's a really cool set, and there's some medleys in it.”