Watch Mötley Crüe Play First Show with John 5
via The Rock Experience with Mike Brunn / Youtube
Last February 10 at Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, Mötley Crüe kicked off their World Tour with Def Leppard. It also marked their first-ever performance with guitarist John 5.
Through The Rock Experience with Mike Brunn, a video of the band performing “Too Fast for Love” and “Shout at the Devil” can now be watched online by those who did not attend the concert.
John 5 recently replaced Mick Mars after the original Mötley Crüe six-stringer declared in October last year that he would be retiring from the road due to his continuous battle with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Following the announcement, Mötley Crüe released an official statement on the guitarist’s retirement. It reads as:
“While change is never easy, we accept Mars’s decision to retire from the band due to the challenges with his help.”
The band also announced that John 5 would replace Mars on stage, but surely, it will take an exceptional musician to step into Mars’s shoes, but Mötley Crüe noted that they were thankful for their good buddy John 5 to agree on joining them moving forward.
John 5 was later referred to as an “insane player” who “checks all the boxes” for the Crüe by Nikki Sixx. You can watch the band perform “Wild Side” in the video below.