Motley Crue announce 'legally binding' final world tour

Metal rock outfit Motley Crue have announced their final tour - and to emphasise the 'final' the foursome made it legally binding.

During a press conference in Los Angeles Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars all put their signatures to a cessation of touring agreement after 33 years together.

Motley Crue members Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars. Credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

"Tommy said it best recently when he said a farewell tour is when a band does a farewell tour and then gets back together and does another farewell tour and breaks up and gets back together," bassist Nikki Sixx said, referring to the band's drummer Tommy Lee.

"We decided to call this a final tour and sign a contract telling you this is real because we want to be proud of Motley Crue and we want our fans to be proud of Motley Crue for decades to come," he said.

The band's final tour is due to begin on July 2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and its North American leg is scheduled to conclude on November 21 in Vancouver before the group starts its worldwide leg in 2015.

Motley Crue was formed in 1981 by lead singer Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Sixx and Tommy Lee and has sold more than 80 million albums.