Mötley Crüe Fans Lose Faith After Seeing Vince Neil’s Latest Performance, ‘No Way He Could Do A Stadium Tour’
Mötley Crüe’s devoted fan base who’s been patiently waiting for the band’s highly anticipated Stadium Tour were recently shocked after seeing Vince Neil’s first performance since the Rock in Rio 2015 fiasco, and there have been rumors that the ticket sales have been affected.
As you probably know, Mötley Crüe fans have been expecting a tour since 2019 as that’s when the band decided to get on stage once again following the great success of their biographical film, ‘The Dirt.’ The Stadium Tour in which they were planning to co-headline with Def Leppard was supposed to take place in 2020 but had to be postponed due to COVID-19.
Even though fans had been excitedly waiting to attend the Stadium Tour this year, especially after seeing Vince Neil training to lose weight so as to not repeat his highly criticized bad performance in the band’s last show, the Stadium Tour was postponed to 2022. Ticket sales have been pretty good but following Vince Neil’s latest performance, they might start dropping.
Vince Neil and his solo band were in Iowa in the past weekend as they headlined the Boone River Valley Festival. No one expected Vince Neil to be as energetic as he was in the ’80s but… Vince Neil’s set consisted mainly of Mötley Crüe hits and even a Beatles classic. Although his performance of his opening track ‘Looks That Kill’ was not that bad, it started getting worse as time progressed and he started getting tired.
His performance started going downhill after his cover of the Beatles’ ‘Helter Skelter‘ during which he forgot the lyrics, and struggled hard to keep up with his backing band although they lowered the key to help him out. His live performance got a series of negative comments from fans. While some advised him to retire, others said they’re sorry for those who bought a ticket for the Stadium Tour.
Here’s what a fan commented:
“I was there front row seen Vince 8 times worst performance EVER he was reading the lyrics that his roadie taped on the floor while Vince left for a well-needed break. NO WAY he could do a stadium tour.”
Another fan commented:
“I feel bad for anyone who bought tickets to see the Crüe.”
Although fans’ comments may seem harsh at first, they make sense as Vince Neil himself eventually admitted that it’s been a long time since he’s been on stage and his ‘voice is gone.’ In the middle of performing ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ Vince Neil said he’s sorry and left the stage.
Even though this may seem heartbreaking to some, others were rightfully angry as he had a whole year in which he was supposed to be preparing. Fans observed that although his performance was not as bad as his Rio 2015 one, it was still not enough. It seems like Vince Neil will need to work harder on his physical health and vocal strengths if Mötley Crüe wants to have a successful Stadium Tour.
Here’s what Vince Neils said in the middle of performing ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ right before leaving the stage:
“Hey, guys… I’m sorry, you guys. It’s been a long time playin’. My fuckin’ voice is gone… Uhm, we love you and we hope to see you next time, man. Thank you.”
Mötley Crüe posted an article written about Vince Neil’s latest performance on their Instagram stories and instread of commenting on it, they preferred to use an emoji which reflects the awkwardness that the other band members must’ve felt after seeing their mate’s performance.
You can check out Mötley Crüe’s Instagram post, some of Vince Neil’s performances and the moment he left the stage below.