MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil's March 26, 2010 appearance at Woodstock Plaza in Monterrey, Mexico has been cancelled due to recent violence plaguing the nation. The show's promoter, Gabe Reed, says in a statement, "After a lengthy evaluation, we determined that the present security situation in Monterrey was unstable and decided it was not worth putting anyone at risk. We hope to bring Vince to Mexico in the near future when the situation improves."
Vince Neil and his solo band recently completed a successful South American tour with a sold-out appearance in Sao Paulo, Brazil on February 27. The trek included four concerts in four countries in as many days and included additional shows in Santiago, Chile; Santa Cruz, Bolivia; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Reed commented that "the response by the fans to this tour was amazing. We had sold out shows at each stop and Vince was in great form."
Neil's new solo album, "Tattoos & Tequila", will be released on June 22 via Eleven Seven Music. The CD was recorded with bassist Dana Strum and Jeff Blando (both of SLAUGHTER) and drummer Zoltan Chaney. At least two cover tracks were reportedly laid down during the sessions — CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL's "Who'll Stop The Rain?" and SEX PISTOLS' "No Feelings".
The "Tattoos & Tequila" title track, which was was written and produced by Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, OZZY OSBOURNE),and the accompanying video are available for free download at www.vinceneil.net. You can also use the widget below.
In a recent interview with The News Tribune, Vince stated about the upcoming CD's title, "It's rock 'n' roll. That's it. It has nothing to do with MÖTLEY CRÜE. Tattoos and tequila is basically my life."
Vince told Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun last week that his voice is in great shape as he approaches his 50th birthday, and although the CRÜE is not touring again until early summer, he will be on the road with his solo band until then.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Neil is also writing a book akin to MÖTLEY's autobiography, "The Dirt", with Esquire writer Mike Sager.