Motley Crue retire with a tweet

Motley Crue are retiring with one last tour.
Motley Crue are retiring with one last tour.

Motley Crue are expected to call it a day after a farewell tour.

The veteran metal band tweeted their impending demise with an image that features a crucifix-shaped tombstone and the caption, "RIP MOTLEY CRUE All bad things must come to an end Save The Date 1/28/14".

Motley Crue will hold a media conference on that date to give details of their farewell tour.

The band's most recent shows were their Las Vegas residency at the Hard Rock in September and October 2013. In March 2013 they toured Australia with Kiss.

Back in October Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone that 2014 would be the start of the final tour for Motley Crue and worded his answer to suggest that there will be no reunions, unlike with their buddies Kiss.

"The most important thing about a farewell tour is that the band doesn't lie to the fans, and the band doesn't tour and then come back years later," lead vocalist Vince Neil said.

"That's what's important for us, planning what's the right time to go out.

"We have a great fan base, we have original fans all the way down to teenagers, and we really feel grateful to that and we continue to reinvent ourselves over the years."

Kiss justified their multiple reunions by saying when they had their first farewell tour they meant it to be the end. They only came back when the fans demanded it later.

Fans can expect a big farewell for the LA band.

"When that day comes, that's what I want: one big f****** huge party to celebrate what we've done, all the good, all the bad, all the in-between. There it is, one big party, one final bow. It's gonna be f****** rad'', Sixx told Rolling Stone.

- AAP

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