Hard-rock icons Mötley Crüe have added fuel to the never-ending fire of reunion rumours, recently sharing a petition that asks them to do just that.
If you’re not aware of Mötley Crüe, then all you really have to know is that they made great hard rock music, and lived up the hedonistic stereotypes that most have of rock icons.
After years of hard-living, hard-rocking, and relentless touring, the group split up in 2015, going so far as to sign a “cessation of touring agreement” that would prohibit them from ever touring again.
Basically, it was a formal way of promising that they won’t get sucked into announcing a reunion tour somewhere down the line.
In recent years though, the band have indeed been back together, with members recording new music for the film adaptation of their infamous biography, The Dirt. However, fans have still sort of hoped that a reunion might be in the works.
Recently though, there has been plenty of talk about the band reuniting. In fact, as Blabbermouth points out, The Black Crowes’ manager, Mark DiDia recently claimed there was talk of a “Mötley Crüe, Poison, Def Leppard tour coming” at an unspecified time.
Likewise, this news followed Radar Online reporting that Live Nation had allegedly offered the band $150 million for a reunion tour, but only if frontman Vince Neil lost weight and sought treatment.
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Now though, fans have begun looking towards the band themselves for confirmation of a reunion after they shared an online petition that asked for exactly that.
This is interesting… https://t.co/RQFRilZd2c
— Mötley Crüe (@MotleyCrue) November 15, 2019
Taking to Twitter to post a since-deleted message, the official Mötley Crüe account shared a link to a Change.org petition which requests a fully-fledged reunion of the band, accompanying it with the phrase “this is interesting…”.
“After breaking the replay button on The Dirt film, it is clear to me that the only way to fulfill my urge for the Crüe is for you guys to get back on the road,” wrote petition organiser Motley Mann.
“I know it’s not just me with this opinion; your movie has once again put you in the spotlight and built an entire new generation of Crüeheads who have a NATURAL BORN RIGHT to see you on stage.
“If the rumors circulating about a Mötley Crüe comeback are true, then let this petition solidify it. The new fans need a new tour, PLEASE COME BACK.”
Since its launch just a few days ago, the petition has managed to amass more than 12,000 supporters, a little short of its 15,000 goal. However, with the band themselves having drawn attention to it, there’s no saying how much more support it will receive.
At this stage though, the deletion of the band’s Tweet makes this whole scenario a little bit more mysterious, and undoubtedly makes fans wonder if a reunion could indeed be in the works.
Of course, there’s also the whole “cessation of touring agreement” thing to get around, but we’re sure some crafty legal work could see that one nullified at some point.