(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
The forthcoming VH1 & VH1 Classic Present "Motley Crue: Red White & Crue Tour 2005" almost did not happen. The new tour resulted not only from strong demand by homegrown audiences but was largely fueled by the diligent efforts of Mags Revell, a UK promoter with Metropolis Music Group, who launched his own grass-roots campaign in the UK designed to get the band to reunite. Taking the unprecedented steps of placing advertising in UK media and putting a hold on concert venues in the UK for June, 2005, Revell's efforts quickly gained traction with fans all across the world who added fuel to the fire by taking to the internet and spreading the word.
"I honestly did not know until now whether Motley Crue would respond to our efforts," said Revell. "With the help of tens of thousands of fans in the UK and around the world, I wanted to show the band that there was a real demand for their reunion and I took a big risk. This is the band that we all never thought we'd have the chance to see live again and I strongly admire them for responding to their fans. It is the realization of a dream for so many people for whom Motley Crue represents what rock music is all about."
"Motley Crue are a gang of musicians that climbed the mountain of rock to success," said Allen Kovac, CEO of Tenth Street Entertainment. "This tour and new music delivers to all those who love one of rock's most passionate and aggressive bands." –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner