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Mick Mars Won't Perform On DEF LEPPARD/MOTLEY CRUE's The World Tour 2023

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Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars will not perform alongside his band mates and Def Leppard on The World Tour 2023 tour after announcing his retirement.

The World Tour 2023 starts in Mexico City on 18th February 2023.

This first leg features 8 shows in outdoor stadiums across Central and South America.

The second leg starts in Sheffield in late May and runs to early July with 20 stadiums, arenas and/or festivals to be played across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

After weeks of speculation and rumours guitarist Mick Mars announced last night that he will no longer tour with Motley Crue.

This is due to his ongoing issues with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.) which has affected him since the age of 17.

His replacement on tour has been confirmed in the last hour as John 5 formerly of the Rob Zombie band.

Mick will remain a member of Motley Crue but not a touring member.

View many photos taken at the Las Vegas show and other recent posts by the Official Motley Crue Instagram page below.

They have also posted a statement on Mick's retirement (posted as this story was being put together).

Sav has also posted a tribute to Mick.

First Shows With Motley Crue

Motley Crue played their first ever concerts on 24th April 1981 at The Starwood in Los Angeles, CA.

Two sets were played as the opening act for Y&T.

The first show opened with the song 'Take Me To The Top' and in a sign of things to come a fight broke out with a crowd member involving both Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx.

The setlists included all of the band's debut album including three songs played in 2022 - 'Live Wire', 'Too Fast For Love' and 'Piece Of Your Action'.

Mick performed at every show with the band since that day.

Final Show

Mick's final show with the band, as it turned out, was not in December 2015 on "The Final Tour" but in Las Vegas, NV earlier this year.

The show at Allegiant Stadium on The Stadium Tour was Mick's last appearance with the band on stage.

The show took place on 9th September and was the last of 36 shows played this year with Def Leppard.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).

Mick Mars 26th October 2022 - News Quotes

"Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe for the past 41 years, has announced today that due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.), he will no longer be able to tour with the band."

"Mick will continue as a member of the band, but can no longer handle the rigors of the road."

Rick Savage 27th October 2022 - Instagram Quote

"I’m so sad to hear of Mick Mars’s retirement from touring. He was an inspiration to us all and got on with the job with great courage, grace and talent. Wishing him all the best for the future. Cheers Mick xx"

Rick Allen 27th October 2022 - Instagram Quote (Reply to Nikki Sixx post)

"Beautiful Man Mr Mick Mars is."

Read the full story/press release at .

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Def Leppard - The World Tour 2023 Dates


Sat Feb 18, 2023 Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Sol
Tue Feb 21, 2023 Monterrey, Mexico @ Borrego Sports Center
Sat Feb 25, 2023 Bogota, Colombia @ Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar
Tue Feb 28, 2023 Lima, Peru @ Estadio Nacional - (First Show In Peru)


Fri Mar 03, 2023 Santiago, Chile @ Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
Tue Mar 07, 2023 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque
Thu Mar 09, 2023 Curitiba, Brazil @ Couto Pereira Stadium
Sat Mar 11, 2023 Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Arena do Grêmio


Mon May 22, 2023 Sheffield, England @ Bramall Lane
Thu May 25, 2023 Mönchengladbach, Germany @ SparkassenPark Mönchengladbach
Sat May 27, 2023 Munich, Germany @ Koenigsplatz (King's Square)
Mon May 29, 2023 Budapest, Hungary @ MVM Dome (Budapesti Multifunkcionális Sportcsarnok)
Wed May 31, 2023 Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena Krakow


Fri Jun 2, 2023 Prague, Czech Republic @ Prague Rocks *
Sat Jun 3, 2023 Hannover, Germany @ Expo Plaza
Wed Jun 7, 2023 Solvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival *
Fri Jun 9, 2023 Hyvinkää, Finland @ RockFest *
Sun Jun 11, 2023 Trondheim, Norway @ Trondheim Rocks (Bryggeribyen EC Dahls Arena) *
Wed Jun 14, 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark @ COPENHELL *
Sun Jun 18, 2023 Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting *
Tue Jun 20, 2023 Milan, Italy @ Ippodromo del Galoppo di San Siro
Fri Jun 23, 2023 Lisbon, Portugal @ Passeio Marítimo de Algés
Sat Jun 24, 2023 Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain @ Auditorio Miguel Ríos
Tue Jun 27, 2023 Thun, Switzerland @ Stockhorn Arena


Sat Jul 1, 2023 London, England @ Wembley Stadium
Sun Jul 2, 2023 Lytham/Lytham St. Annes, England @ Lytham Festival (Lytham Green) *
Tue Jul 4, 2023 Dublin/Rathfarnham, Ireland @ Marlay Park
Thu Jul 6, 2023 Glasgow, Scotland @ Hampden Park

* = Festival.

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