Mötley Crüe Announce First Concert Dates With New Guitarist John 5

Mötley Crüe has lined up their first shows with new guitarist John 5.

The band will join Def Leppard for two shows at Hard Rock Live in Atlantic City on Feb. 10th and 11th.

The shows will serve as a warm-up for a world tour kicking off Feb. 18th in Mexico City.

Last month, the Crüe announced that John 5 would be stepping in for guitarist Mick Mars, who was retiring from the road due to health issues.

The statement said, “Due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis he will no longer be able to tour with the band. Mick will continue as a member of the band but can no longer handle the rigors of the road.  A.S. is an extremely painful and crippling degenerative disease, which affects the spine.”

The band announced, “We’ll continue to honor [Mick’s] musical legacy. We will carry out Mick’s wish and continue to tour the world as planned in 2023. No doubt will it take an absolutely outstanding musician to fill Mick’s shoes.”


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