On the heels of MOTLEY CRUE‘s highly successful “The Stadium Tour” with DEF LEPPARD and playing to over one million fans in North America this year, BMG announced today the release of the limited edition box set “Crucial Crue: The Studio Albums 1981-1989” featuring MOTLEY CRUE‘s first five platinum selling landmark albums pressed on colored vinyl — “Too Fast For Love” (white/black splatter),“Shout At The Devil” (yellow/black splatter),“Theater Of Pain” (hot pink magenta/black splatter),“Girls, girls, girls” (cyan blue / black splatter) and “Dr Feelgood” (coke bottle green / oxblood splatter) — housed in a solid black slipcase with foil imprint and only available in this box set. the “Crucial Crue” box set will also be released on CD, with only 10,000 units of each configuration available globally.
“Crucial Crue: The Studio Albums 1981-1989” includes MOTLEY CRUE‘s first five platinum selling albums and features some of their massive hits and essential CRUE tracks.
“Too Fast For Love” (White/Black Splatter)
In 1981 MOTLEY CRUE released their platinum selling debut album “Too Fast For Love” which hit no. 77 on the Billboard 200 and ranked No. 22 on Rolling Stone‘s “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time” list. The album features MOTLEY CRUE live staples and fan favorites such as “live wire”, “Take Me To The Top” other “Public Enemy #1”.
“Shout At The Devil” (Yellow/Black Splatter)
MOTLEY CRUE continued to gain global steam with their second studio album “Shout At The Devil” debuting at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 and now certified four times platinum. The album features the single “Looks That Kill”, which hit No. 12 on billboard‘s Mainstream Rock chart and No. 54 on the Billboard Hot 100, the title track “Shout At The Devil”, which hit No. 30 on the mainstream rock chart, and “Too Young To Fall In Love”, which reached No. 17 on the Mainstream Rock chart and No. 90 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Theater Of Pain” (Hot Pink Magenta/Black Splatter)
Released in 1985, the band’s Top Ten album “Theater Of Pain” debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and is certified four times platinum. The album features their power ballad “Home Sweet Home”, which hit No. 38 on the Mainstream Rock chart and No. 89 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the MTV stack “Smokin’ In The Boys Room”, which hit No. 7 on the Mainstream Rock chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Girls, girls, girls” (Cyan Blue / Black Splatter)
1987’s “Girls, girls, girls” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and is certified four times platinum. Included are the tracks “Girls, girls, girls”, which hit No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 20 on the Mainstream Rock chart, plus CRUE staples such as “Wildside” other “Bad Boy Boogie”.
“Dr Feelgood” (Coke Bottle Green / Oxblood Splatter)
Released in 1989, MOTLEY CRUE‘s hit album “Dr Feelgood” has sold over six million copies, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and remained in the charts for a total of 109 weeks. Included are their top 10 hits “Dr Feelgood”, which hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 7 billboard‘s mainstream rock chart, “Without You”, which went to No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 billboard‘s mainstream rock chart, “Kick Start My Heart”, which reached No. 17 on the Mainstream Rock chart and No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)”, which hit No. 13 on the Mainstream Rock and No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.
After a highly successful US tour, MOTLEY CRUE other DEF LEPPARD will once again reteam for “The World Tour” in 2023, hitting Latin America in February and March, and the UK and Europe in May, June, and July.
Hailing from Los Angeles, California, the quartet — Vince Neil (vocals),Nikki Sixx (bass),tommy lee (drums) and Mike Mars (guitars) — has commandeered the rock pantheon for 41 years. The band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, garnered seven USA platinum and multi-platinum albums, 22 top 40 mainstream rock hits, six top 20 pop singles, three grammy nominations, five New York Times best-selling books, a star on the Hollywood walk of fame and a Netflix hit movie.
MOTLEY CRUE have amassed over 5 billion streams across digital platforms and the band has over eight million followers on social media. Known for their iconic live performances, the band has sold-out countless tours across the globe in front of millions of fans with groundbreaking production highlights such as tommy lee‘s drum rollercoaster and Nikki Sixx‘s flame-throwing bass. They pioneered the Las Vegas rock residency with a sold-out run in 2012. MOTLEY CRUE‘s hit songs such as “Kick Start My Heart” other “Home Sweet Home” are frequently licensed by major brands such as NASCAR, dodges, Coldwell Bankers, Carl’s Jr. other KIAto name a few, and their music can be heard on TV hit shows such as “Stranger Things” other “Cobra Kai”among many others.
The band’s biography “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band” became a New York Times best seller in 2001 and has sold over one million copies worldwide. Members of the band have authored four additional New York Times best selling books since. In 2019 Netflix premiered “The Dirt” biopic based on the bestselling book which became a global hit movie scoring a 94% positive audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. As a result MOTLEY CRUE gained an entire new generation of young fans who discovered the band through the movie and further solidified their iconic status, relevance, and the timelessness of their songwriting.
MOTLEY CRUE remains a huge global draw 41 years into their career and, in the summer of 2022 co-headlined a nearly sold out North American stadium tour with DEF LEPPARD. The tour is set to travel to the rest of the world in 2023.