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Motley Crue's 'Saints Of Los Angeles' Debuts In Billboard Top Five

July 4th, 2008 12:30pm EDT favorite Add to My News
Mötley CrüeWith an impressive first week, legendary rock band Mötley Crüe earned themselves an impressive top 5 debut on the Billboard chart with Saints Of Los Angeles, their first new album featuring the original lineup in over a decade and their highest since 1997s Generation Swine. The single, "Saints of Los Angeles," which remains a top ten rock track was released simultaneously via the video game Rock Band and to traditional retailers and sold over five times the number of downloads on Rock Band as it did on iTunes in its first week. The band has also pioneered digital initiatives including online pre-sales (they were one of the first bands to sell tickets online), simulcasting their press conference on therockvine.com and offering fans exclusive content on their website, www.motley.com for years. Plans include continued digital initiatives and special ring tone availability. Saints of Los Angeles features Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Tommy Lee and Vince Neil and is their ninth studio album in a 27 year career which has seen the most notorious band in rock & roll sell over 80 million albums worldwide so far.

Saints of Los Angeles is loosely based on the band's bestselling book, "The Dirt," which is a must-read rock and roll tome of which Ray Hogan, San Antonio Express-News said, "'The Dirt' might be the wildest rock 'n' roll story ever told. It's not only remarkable that the group's four members are alive to recount-- and actually remember-- their sordid history, but disturbingly appropriate that they do so unrelentingly...For a band that wore their vices like a badge of honor, there's still enough uncovered dirt to make this hard to put down." The CD takes these tales and puts them to classic Mötley music. The book is also scheduled to become a much-anticipated movie but has been held up in the process.

This summer's inaugural season of the Crüe Fest tour began July 1st in West Palm Beach, FL, and features Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M., and Trapt. Tickets, band profiles and exclusive content from all of the Crüe Fest bands will consistently be uploaded at www.therockvine.com. In conjunction with the tour, Best Buy is exclusively selling a Crüe Fest Compilation featuring all five tour headliners as well as The Exies, Marion Raven, Drowning Pool and Chosen Son. The set was almost sold out of its limited pressing before the tour even began.

"With a full dose of hammering sleaze-rock, Saints could be ripped straight off the Dr. Feelgood prescription pad" ­ USA Today

"The Crüe is back and they're grimier than ever." ­ Rolling Stone

"The trip down memory lane helps the Crüe connect to their old sound: Much of Saints [of Los Angeles] rocks with the same raucous fun as their Eighties
albums, delivering glam guitars and arena-size choruses on cuts like the wickedly catchy "Down at the Whisky." ­ Rolling Stone

"The band's signature blues/punk/glam blend remains intact, but the act sounds hungrier than it has since 1989's Dr. Feelgood." ­ Billboard

Crüe Fest U.S./Canada Tour Dates
July 5 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte
July 6 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
July 8 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
July 9 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 10 - Sarnia, ONT - Bayfest
July 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
July 13 - Washington, DC - Nissan Pavilion
July 15 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music theater
July 16 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
July 18 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
July 19 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheater
July 20 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
July 22 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 23 - San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 24 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
July 26 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
July 27 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
July 29 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheater
July 31 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
August 1 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
August 2 - Los Angeles, CA - Glen Helen Pavilion
August 5 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion
August 6 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater at Mountain View
August 8 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheater
August 9 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
August 11 - Vancouver, BC - General Motors Place
August 13 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
August 14 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
August 15 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union center
August 17 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS center
August 19 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Amphitheater
August 20 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
August 22 - Boston, MA - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
August 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
August 24 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
August 28 - Toronto, ONT - Molson Amphitheater
August 29 - Albany, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 30 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 31 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion


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