Watch: VINCE NEIL Performs MÖTLEY CRÜE Classics In Coachella, California
The FortheloveofrockYouTube channel has uploaded video of MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil‘s solo concert this past Saturday night (January 28) at the Spotlight Showroom at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California. Also appearing at the gig was RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy who performed with his own solo band.
Neil‘s backing group still consists of bassist Dana Strum and guitarist Jeff “Blando” Bland from SLAUGHTER, along with drummer Zoltan Chaney.
Earlier this month, Neil canceled his solo appearance at RokIsland Fest 2023 in Key West, Florida due to his COVID-19 diagnosis. At the time, he said that the disease was “really kickin’ my ass.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s “The Stadium Tour” with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS was originally scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020 but ended up being pushed back to 2021, and then to 2022, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After selling more than 1.3 million tickets in 2022, MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD and are going global in 2023 with their co-headline “The World Tour” along with special guest Alice Cooper. After the launch of European and Latin American dates, the U.S. dates will take place in August.
Produced by Live Nation, the U.S. leg of the world tour kicks off on August 5 in Syracuse, New York. The bands will bring their electrifying stage shows across America throughout the month of August including being the first-ever show at the H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In November, MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD announced two U.S. shows for February 2023. The two bands will play at the 7,000-capacity Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on February 10 and February 11.
The Atlantic City shows will mark MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s first U.S. live appearances since the announcement that founding guitarist Mick Mars would no longer tour with the legendary rock act. He is being replaced on the road by former ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5.
A few years ago, before CRÜE‘s 2019 reunion, Neil acknowledged to SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” that he was the only member of MÖTLEY CRÜE who was waving the flag for the band’s music by performing CRÜE songs as a solo artist.
“It’s a cool thing, because I love MÖTLEY CRÜE, I love MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s music, and I love singing, and I love the fans’ reactions when they hear the songs,” he said. “Whether we’re playing in front of a thousand people or twenty thousand people, I can only see the front row anyway. So I’m happy for me and for the fans to be able to still hear that music after MÖTLEY CRÜE is finished.”
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Posted by Spotlight 29 Casino on Monday, January 16, 2023