Motley Crue in 2012. | Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesThey’re not going away mad, but Motley Crue confirmed Tuesday that they’re going away — retiring as a band after a tour that comes to Tinley Park this summer.
Tickets go on sale Saturday (Wednesday for fan clubs, Citi card holders and VIP packages) for the Aug. 8 show at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee also will play Summerfest in Milwaukee on July 4 and Nov. 9 at iWireless Center in Moline.
Alice Cooper will open.
To avoid the pop music cliche of retiring and then unretiring, the rockers took the unusual step of publicly signing a breakup contract, effective at the end of 2015, at a press conference.