Crüe Fest

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Crüe Fest was a summer 2008 tour by Mötley Crüe, which commenced on July 1, 2008 and concluded on August 31, 2008. It featured Mötley Crüe themselves, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M., and Trapt. Crüe Fest was said to be "the Loudest Show on Earth". The tour earned around $40 million and was the most successful, most popular festival of the summer.[1]

Origins[edit]

The tour was formulated in January 2008 by Nikki Sixx. Shortly afterwards, the idea was established to involve both bands of whom Sixx was then a member: Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M.. Crüe Fest was born: a new touring festival of 'bands that embody the spirit of rock and roll'[2] in the same vein as Ozzfest. Mötley's official website, [1], had promised a special announcement and, on April 15, 2008, the band hosted a press conference, where they announced the tour, premiered their "Saints of Los Angeles" video, and performed "Kickstart My Heart" and "Saints of Los Angeles".[1][2]

"When you've been playing together this long, it comes back pretty quickly," Sixx told Blender on May 29, after the first day of rehearsals. "We've done it all, and it doesn't seem like anything beyond the apocalypse is going to stop us. We must be the evil spawn of Keith Richards. As we breed, we're spreading this indestructible human race. Except for me and Tommy – we got snipped. Nothing like shooting blanks to ensure a good time!… I quit drugs, smoking and drinking, so I'm basically a fucking monk now. I don't even like my coffee that hot. I'm slowly regressing into an emo version of Nikki Sixx. I'm the tree-hugging, Madonna-listening fucking whatever. Although I hate the new Madonna record. When you hit 40 and you're trying to squeeze into those Forever 21 jeans, I don't care how good of shape you're in, you're officially a cougar. But I guess I'd be a cougar, too. I'm still squeezing into tight jeans."[3]

Tour dates[edit]

Date[4] City Country Venue
July 1, 2008 West Palm Beach, Florida United States Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 3, 2008 Tampa, Florida Ford Amphitheatre
July 5, 2008 Charlotte, North Carolina Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 6, 2008 Virginia Beach, Virginia Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
July 8, 2008 Wantagh, New York Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 9, 2008 Corfu, New York Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 10, 2008 Sarnia, Ontario Canada Sarnia Bayfest (Mötley Crüe only)
July 12, 2008 Camden, New Jersey United States Susquehanna Bank Center
July 13, 2008 Bristow, Virginia Nissan Pavilion
July 15, 2008 Clarkston, Michigan DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 16, 2008 Tinley Park, Illinois First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 18, 2008 Noblesville, Indiana Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 19, 2008 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Marcus Amphitheater
July 20, 2008 Maryland Heights, Missouri Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 22, 2008 Houston, Texas Toyota Center
July 23, 2008 Selma, Texas Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 24, 2008 Dallas, Texas SuperPages.com Center
July 26, 2008 Albuquerque, New Mexico Journal Pavilion
July 27, 2008 Greenwood Village, Colorado Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
July 29, 2008 West Valley City, Utah USANA Amphitheatre
July 31, 2008 Phoenix, Arizona Cricket Wireless Pavilion
August 1, 2008 Paradise, Nevada Mandalay Bay Events Center
August 2, 2008 San Bernardino, California San Manuel Amphitheater
August 5, 2008 Wheatland, California Sleep Train Amphitheatre
August 6, 2008 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 8, 2008 Auburn, Washington White River Amphitheatre
August 9, 2008 Portland, Oregon Rose Garden
August 11, 2008 Vancouver Canada General Motors Place
August 13, 2008 Edmonton, Alberta Rexall Place
August 14, 2008 Calgary, Alberta Pengrowth Saddledome
August 15, 2008 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre
August 17, 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba MTS Centre
August 19, 2008 Cincinnati United States Riverbend Music Center
August 20, 2008 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Blossom Music Center
August 22, 2008 Mansfield, Massachusetts Comcast Center for the Performing Arts
August 23, 2008 Holmdel Township, New Jersey PNC Bank Arts Center
August 24, 2008 Uncasville, Connecticut Mohegan Sun Arena
August 28, 2008 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre
August 29, 2008 Saratoga Springs, New York United States Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 30, 2008 Scranton, Pennsylvania Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 31, 2008 Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Post-Gazette Pavilion

DVD[edit]

Crüe Fest
Cruefest-2008.jpg
Video by Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M., and Trapt
Released March 24, 2009
Recorded August 28, 2008 at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto
Genre
Length 2:40:00
Label
Director P.R. Brown
Producer P.R. Brown
Mötley Crüe chronology
Carnival of Sins Live
(2006)
Crüe Fest
(2009)

On March 24, 2009, the Crüe Fest DVD was released. The main concert was filmed on August 28, 2008 at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, with some clips filmed at the other venues of the tour. The film was directed by P.R. Brown and was filmed in high definition with 5.1 stereo audio. The DVD reached number one on the Billboard Top Music Video chart, selling 7,000 copies in its first week of release.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one:
Mötley Crüe

  1. "Opening"
  2. "Kickstart My Heart"
  3. "Wild Side"
  4. "Shout at the Devil"
  5. "Saints of Los Angeles"
  6. "Live Wire"
  7. "Sick Love Song"
  8. "Tit E Cam"
  9. "Mutherfucker of the Year"
  10. "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)"
  11. "Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)"
  12. "Primal Scream"
  13. "Looks That Kill"
  14. "Girls, Girls, Girls"
  15. "Dr. Feelgood"
  16. "Home Sweet Home"

Disc two:
Trapt

  1. "Contagious"
  2. "Headstrong"

Sixx:A.M.

  1. "Opening"
  2. "Pray for Me"
  3. "Life Is Beautiful"

Papa Roach

  1. "Opening"
  2. "Time Is Running Out"
  3. "Forever"
  4. "Last Resort"

Buckcherry

  1. "Opening"
  2. "Lit Up"
  3. "Sorry"
  4. "Crazy Bitch"

Bonus features[edit]

  • Crüe Fest 2008 All "Excess" Pass Documentary
  • Music videos
    • "White Trash Circus"
    • "Saints of Los Angeles"
    • "Primal Scream"
    • "Looks That Kill"
    • "Live Wire"
    • "Kickstart My Heart"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Motley Crue announce first-ever Crue Fest". NME.COM.
  2. ^ a b Motley.com media.video Archived 2008-05-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ http://www.blender.com/CollectCallMotleyCrue/articles/27179.aspx
  4. ^ Motley.com tours.tours