If you're a Motley Crue fan and you live in New Zealand, you've been waiting a long time to see the legendary hellraisers perform live.
Your wait is over: the Crue have confirmed they'll perform at Auckland's Vector Arena on Saturday, May 9, with Alice Cooper coming along for the ride.
But the Los Angeles rockers' first show here will also be their last: it's part of the Crue's farewell tour, which started in July last year and is set to conclude with a New Year's show at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles at the end of 2015.
They really mean it: the band's four members - Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil - have signed a Cessation of Touring contract binding them to their decision retire the band after that final show. There won't be any comebacks and that's sad news for fans - Motley Crue's career has become the stuff of rock legend, lasting 34 years across four decades and resulting in nine albums of classic hard rock, and plenty of stories of rock star excess.
Opening act Alice Cooper was last here in 2011 for a show we described at the time as "a nightmare of a night" with "gory and gonzo-like theatrics".
Tickets for their Auckland show go on sale on Monday, March 2, with Spark and My Live Nation pre-sales beginning on February 23.
Meanwhile, Oakland metallers Machine Head are planning a two-date trek in June, taking in Christchurch and Auckland.
They'll perform at Churchills in Christchurch on June 18 and The Studio in Auckland on June 20.
They'll be playing in support of their latest album Bloodstone & Diamonds. Tickets go on sale on February 23.
Lastly, Napier post-rock trio Jakob are backing up their ace recent Laneway set with two New Zealand shows in April.
They're playing at Auckland's Kings Arms on April 11, and Wellington's San Fran on April 18. Tickets are available now through UndertheRadar.