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Mötley Crüe to Play 2020 Stadium Tour With Def Leppard and Poison

Remember that "cessation of touring agreement"?
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Remember when Mötley Crüe made headlines for reportedly signing a "cessation of touring agreement" in which the band members promised that they would never play live together again once they completed their 2014-2015 "Final Tour"? Turns out they were kidding. According to Rolling Stone, the L.A. party animals will once again hit the road for a 2020 stadium run alongside hair-metal comrades Poison and Def Leppard. 

Crüe's Nikki Sixx made a big fuss about the agreement back in 2014, telling the magazine, "Legally, we can't play again. The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract. But we know that will never happen.There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you're talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we're ending it."

That pride has apparently since faded for Sixx and his bandmates, who dropped four new songs earlier this year for the soundtrack of the raunchy Netflix biopic The Dirt. The movie saw a resurgence in interest in Crüe, with streams of their songs spiking by as much as 599 percent on Spotify and 1,081 percent on Apple Music.

Sixx acknowledged some thoughts of breaking the agreement back in February when he spoke to Rolling Stone. "Sometimes I look out at my friends, like the guys in Aerosmith and Metallica, and I'm like, 'God damn it, did we retire too soon?" he said. Apparently, the answer is yes. As yet no official dates have been announced for the hair-metal mega-tour, but stay tuned.