Motley Crue Say Farewell to New York City Fans With Explosive Show in Brooklyn
It’s the Final Tour for Motley Crue and they did not disappoint in Brooklyn, as fans packed into the Barclays Center for a very special last show in the New York City area.
To the delight of the crowd, the band's set began with “Girls, Girls, Girls.” And while the band is retiring from touring, it was clear and from their show in Brooklyn they’ve got the chops to keep going if they chose to. Bassist Nikki Sixx donned black and white face paint and when flames weren’t shooting from his bass, he was engaging with fans during favorites “Looks That Kill” and “Shout at the Devil.”
Drummer Tommy Lee was hidden in the shadows for most of the night but when it came time for his drum solo, he was front, center and upside down. What looked like a roller-coaster track that connected from where the soundboard was all the way up to the ceiling and towards the stage, in an L shape provided the foundation for his moving drums solo. Lee’s drum set moved from the stage up to the ceiling and deeper in the middle of Barclays, the percussive contraption rotated as it moved back and forth to the stage. It’s definitely a drum solo that fans will be talking about for a long time.
The guitar solo followed and despite Mick Mars looking frail, he shredded like none other. Blistering riffs filled the venue and Mars shined. The night ended on a high note as Vince Neil and company rocked “Live Wire,” “Dr. Feelgood” and “Kickstart My Heart.” The encore included “Home Sweet Home,” and even if it's true that they'll never play here again, Motley Crue will always have a home in New York City.
Did we mention that the almighty Alice Cooper opened the show? Fans sang out “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” “Billion Dollar Babies” and “I’m Eighteen” at the beginning of the night. With costume changes, swords and crutches in hand or pyro, each song has its own personality, musically, lyrically and visually. Alice Cooper isn’t only a celebrated rock musician but he is an unforgettable performer. With his trusty top hat and a swarm of bubbles, “School’s Out” ended Alice Cooper’s extraordinary set.
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