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Motley Crue Launch Fiery Vegas Spectacular
Glam rock veterans Motley Crue kicked off their twelve-date Las Vegas residency at the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and the band delivered a highly combustible show heavy on hits and fire. Billed as “An Intimate Evening in Hell,” Motley Crue’s theatrical presentation is said to be so intense that fire marshals will be on hand for every concert.
“There’s no question this is the most dangerous theatrics ever created and far more than anything we expected,” Neil explained in an interview. But, hey, this is Vegas, and we do bigger, bolder, badder, sleazier here better than any other place on Earth.”
Neil claims that the “Evening in Hell” billing is as apt as can be. “It’s more than any rock group has ever produced or attempted,” he boasted. “It really is entering the depths of hell. There’s fire all around and fire coming down from above.”
And the heat on stage isn’t the only challenge Neil will be facing throughout the residency, as the band’s setlist presents its own challenges.
“I don’t get one break,” Neil said. “We start with a song from when we began 30 years ago. We’ve reached back over the years to old hits to match up with new hits. It’s a difficult setlist for me vocally--‘Too Young to Fall in Love’ is no easy song to perform.”
As for previous reports that Motley Crue will soon be disbanding, Neil was sure to make clear that his band’s farewell is still a couple years off.
“‘Evening in Hell’ is not the kickoff to [the farewell] tour; this is just a separate Vegas spectacular. It’s going to take us at least two years to say goodbye as a group, and then we all have our separate ventures to dive into.”