Mötley Crüe made sure to stop in Toronto for the last leg of their Final Tour “All Bad Things Must Come To An End,” bringing along special guest Alice Cooper. It was the second stop in the city within a year and it was their last. Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Vince Neil performed for a very emotional crowd as fans knew this was the last time the Crüe would be in town.
Of course Alice Cooper did not disappoint, he was not much of an opener but a co-headliner. Although his set was short, Cooper put on a very interesting performance. Of course, the king of shock rock delighted the audience with various outfits and antics, but the most incredible moment of the set was when they rolled out the guillotine and chopped his head clean off.
Throughout the night, which of course kicked off with “Girls, Girls, Girls”, the band paid tribute to their fans in Toronto, with Nikki Sixx telling their loyal fans without them there would be no Mötley Crüe. Fireworks and pyrotechnics dominated the set, with Sixx’ bass doubling as a flamethrower during Shout at the Devil. But hands down, the highlight of the night was Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly”. Lee’s drums setup was attached to a riser on roller coaster tracks that extended far over the audience. The “Crüecifly” spun upside down as he played the beat for popular tracks including Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick and the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage.
“Kickstart My Heart” closed the main set with Sixx and Neil swinging out over the crowd on raised platforms while confetti and streamers descended down onto the audience. And for the encore, the band performed “Home Sweet Home”. Neil told Toronto he was going to miss us, and the feeling is mutual.
– Alyssa Giallonardo