Motley Crue- Las Vegas

Feel Good in Sin City: Motley Crue Reiview

I have many bands, from KISS to Guns N Roses, to Megadeth to Bob Dylan. One band however that has long been on my list of bands to see is one of the most notorious bands from the 1980’s: Motley Crue

In February of 2012 the Crue played over 9 shows in 3 weeks at the Hard Rock Casino Resort, and let me say, it felt good. Although the production value was not as great as that in the Carnival of Sin tour, the Crue still blew away almost all live competition. Complete with stilt walkers and trapeze artist this show was truly one for Vegas.

Always looking for a new exciting drum effect, Tommy Lee’s new gimmick was quite impressive. His drum set was sitting on the bottom of a huge circle track that sent Tommy going around and around, upside-down in a circle.

Not to be out done, Mick Mars, who seems to be moving much better these days, had his own stunning solo gimmick. Playing with life like holograms of himself, Mick put on a guitar solo symphony. Switching back and forth from hologram to real it was at first a challenge to figure out who the real Mick Mars actually.

Another great effect, was during the Crue’s acoustic set, something Nikki claims they haven’t done for over 15 years, for this a giant platform was lowered onto the stage, extremely close to the audience, one the band got situated, it rose into the air spinning so one could see it from all angles.

Simply put, the Crue still rocks with the best of them, Vince Neil’s voice is going a bit, but it was never really that great to begin with. But the ultimate treat is that Motley Crue is one of, if not the only band from that era, even later that still plays complete with all original band members.

Here is the setlist from the show

(acoustic version)

(acoustic version)

(acoustic version)

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