Mick Mars says he’s “eating a lot of crow” after his comments from five years ago about giving everyone free tickets if Motley Crue toured again went viral over the past week.
Mars made the comments on That Metal Show, and at the time Mars was so certain they were done for good that he said, “Let me put it this way: If that happens, I will invite the world to come for free.” Various fans and musicians have joked about hitting up Mars for tickets since last week’s announcement that the Crue will tour again.
On Monday Mars posted a note on his Instagram that says, “While I was clearly joking about the free tickets that night on TMS, I was also deeply convinced that we would never ever be touring again. I would never have expected to be facing a whole new generation of fans demanding to see us play.”
Mars adds that touring next year “comes at a weird place in time” because he’s almost done with his solo album. “But, I put our fans first. Anyways, I am eating a lot of crow and humble pie this Thanksgiving for those remarks and accept that some of you see this as me being dishonest. I said what I said and I was wrong.”
The Crue are expected to announce a stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison after Thanksgiving.