May 21 [16:00 EST] -- Mötley Crüe, who preserved their handprints for posterity in Los Angeles' Rockwalk on Tuesday, will take their new music to the people with a string of listening parties.
All four original members were present and accounted for when the band joined the ranks of Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Jimmy Page, and Frank Zappa as inductees into L.A.'s Rockwalk on Tuesday. The group left their handprints and signatures in cement in their old stomping grounds, just a stone's throw from the Whisky, where the band started out in the early 80s.
The recently reformed band will give fans a sneak peek at its upcoming album, "Generation Swine," during a run of "Live Swine" listening parties set for the month of June. The band will crank out the album (in its entirety) during eight appearances that run right up until the album's release on June 24. The Crüe will then mingle with the masses, signing autographs and generally greeting their fans.
Swine" marks the return of frontman Vince Neil, and sees the first full album of new material from the original line-up in eight years. Neil left the band in an acrimonious split in 1992, but came back into the fold late last year to work on the new album.
If you want to hear the album before it hits stores, and you want to see the boys after all these years, here's where they'll be:
- 6/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
- 6/12 - Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
- 6/14 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
- 6/16 - Boston, MA @ Avalon
- 6/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
- 6/19 - Toronto, ONT @ RPM Warehouse
- 6/20 - Detroit, MI @ State Theater
- 6/23 - New York, NY @ Roseland