No, this is not a Spinal Tap-ian joke or a spoof article out of The Onion: Mötley Crüe is returning to town for its third Twin Cities show since announcing its farewell tour almost two years ago.
The baddest bad boys of the '80s hair band era -- who could now forever be known as the Chers of Heavy Metal for a reason other than makeup and face lifts -- will perform at Target Center on Dec. 8. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through AXS.com and the arena box office for $20-$125.
The date is a last-minute add-on between previously announced shows in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Apparently the band wasn’t interested in a day off in either city. Go figure. The tour was originally supposed to stop in Grand Forks, N.D., on Dec. 8, but the show was canceled for unspecified reasons.
This follows two previous stops on the Crüe’s so-called Final Tour at Xcel Energy Center on Nov. 15, 2014, and again this past Aug. 5, the first of which at least was a rather rock-solid performance. Unlike those stops, Alice Cooper is not on the bill, and the opening act has yet to be announced.
The Crüe’s farewell odyssey is slated to finally wrap up – no really, they mean it, tattooed-pinky-finger-swear -- with a trio of shows around New Year’s Eve at Staples Center in their native Los Angeles.