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 Posted: Thu Apr 2nd, 2020 08:07 pm
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A source is reporting to several metal sites that this tour is almost certainly about to be canceled, not necessarily postponed (although they may try again one day). Rehearsals were supposed to begin in late April/early May, and those clearly won't be able to take place, meaning that the bands (especially Motley Crue, who haven't done this for a while) aren't going to be ready for the tour to start in mid-June even if everything is opened up again shortly before the first date. Under the best of circumstances, some were concerned about Motley's ability to perform, but under these conditions it's almost impossible to move forward without the substantial in-person rehearsals. Then there's all the logistics and the physical building out of the stage and props that go into any major stadium tour, and everything is at a standstill right now.  Add to that some health concerns for several guys, especially Mick Mars and Bret Michaels, who are reportedly concerned about coming out of quarantine too soon because of their underlying conditions, and the source says it's next-to-impossible to move forward at any time in 2020, even in the fall. Of course, there are lots of insurance issues and the financial hit will be enormous to all involved, so there's still some behind-the-scenes scrambling to try to save this any way possible.  Live Nation has everyone's money and won't want to give it back under any circumstances, so they may keep everyone hostage for a year or more to try to get this thing on the road.  That's basically the only reason why an announcement hasn't already been made.

Last edited on Thu Apr 2nd, 2020 08:12 pm by srossi

This thread was great before AA ruined it.