Tommy Lee's Drum Rollercoaster Revealed
Legendary rock titans MÖTLEY CRÜE launched their summer U.S. tour last night (June 7) in Dallas, TX at the AT&T Center. The group thrilled fans who attended the sold-out concert with the new "360" vertical drum rollercoaster, which features TOMMY LEE being launched into multiple vertical loops while continuing to perform. To add to the insanity, TOMMY LEE is having a fan picked from the audience join him for his crazy ride at every show.
Watch Tommy Lee’s first performance on “The 360” drum rollercoaster at Mötley Crüe’s opening night in Dallas, TX (loop at 1:00, fan joins at 3:00) See below.
"This idea came about from when I was a kid going to concerts,” explains TOMMY LEE. “Whenever the drummer started his drum solo, I wondered why people would leave to go get a beer, buy a t-shirt, restroom, whatever!! I wanted to show people what happens behind the drumset, so I decided to expose it all by flipping the drums vertical, upside-down, making them disappear and fly over the audiences heads! Mötley Crüe brings you on a thrill ride, jump on the 360!…Lets do this! By the way, it's really f@cking difficult playing while on this ride!”
For the first time, MÖTLEY CRÜE called on the fans to decide everything from the support acts Poison and the New York Dolls, to the songs chosen for the summer run, making it the ultimate fan-interactive tour. For the final set list, the band--VINCE NEIL (vocals), MICK MARS (guitars), NIKKI SIXX (bass) and TOMMY LEE (drums)--listed every recorded song and surveyed fans at Motley.com; the shows will include several songs the iconic band hasn’t performed live together in almost 20 years. “We’re excited to get back out on the road and launch this new, huge production on our headlining run in the U.S.,” says VINCE NEIL.
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Date: Jun 08, 2011
As Reported by: Jason Fisher
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