Tommy Lee Misses Fourth Straight “Final Tour” Performance
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was forced to miss a fourth straight performance Sunday night as his band continues on their final tour through the Northeast. Suffering from tendinitis, the drummer has missed shows in Buffalo, New York, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Manchester, New Hampshire and Sunday’s show in Bangor, Maine. Glen Sobel, the current touring drummer for opening act Alice Cooper, has been filling in for Lee, who has been able to play piano for “Home Sweet Home” as the band closed the shows out. Watch Lee apologize to fans, and take part in Sunday’s “Home Sweet Home” performance, in the YouTube clips below. It has not been determined when Lee will be able to rejoin the Crue for their scheduled performance in Quebec City on Tuesday night, or if he will miss a fifth straight show. If he does miss the Quebec gig, Lee will have another couple of weeks to recover as the tour shifts to Europe, with their next show not scheduled until November 2nd.
Dubber “The Final Tour,” Motley Crue’s current trek kicked off last year and will wind through Europe next month before returning to the US for a final round of dates on the West Coast. The last-eve Motley Crue show is scheduled for New Year’s Eve at the Staples Center in LA. The tour ranked as one of the top-grossing treks in music last year, with nearly a million fans buying tickets to shows at 72 cities, and more than $45 million in gross earnings. For a complete list of the Crue’s remaining dates and venues, Click Here.