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Motley Crue reunite for 2005 tour
Nikki Sixx (centre), Tommy Lee (right) and Vince Neil (left)
The band made the announcement at a news conference on Monday
Rock band Motley Crue will reunite after five years for a world tour in 2005 covering more than 60 cities.

The band, whose hits include Girls, Girls, Girls and Smokin' in the Boys' Room, will perform across the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

"We're just ready to go out and rock. We're still Motley. We still rock," said singer Vince Neil.

The band originally formed in 1981 and will release a greatest hits compilation in February.

The tour, named Red, White and Crue - Better Live Than Dead, will begin in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in February.

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday 11 December.

The UK dates take place in June in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London, where the support act will be Killing Joke.

Dream come true

The tour was instigated by a campaign from UK promoter Mags Revell of the Metropolis Music Group.

"I honestly did not know until now whether Motley Crue would respond to our efforts... 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," said Mr Revell.

"It is the realisation of a dream for so many people for whom Motley Crue represents what rock music is all about," he added.

US cities the tour will visit include Cleveland, Detroit, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

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