by Amy Atkins
"Safe" is not a word one would associate with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. He's almost as notorious for his antics as he is for his tattoos and his sex tape.
Looks like he's going to take his crazy a step further this summer when Motley Crue goes on tour with Poison and special guest New York Dolls. They'll play The Idaho Center on
Wednesday, Aug. 17Saturday, Aug. 13—their last stop on the tour. Lee has plans to perform on a "360 drum kit roller coaster."
The band's veteran production manager and set designer, Robert Long, presented graphic renderings of the new set design, which he described as "a hard-hitting Crue rendition of a rock, 'n' roll burlesque theatre." According to Long, the entire stage will be enveloped in red velvet drapery and a damask-printed wall of guitar amps.
Continuing to integrate the input of their fans, Motley Crue conducted a survey by listing every song they have ever recorded. Fans voted at Motley.com for the final set list, which includes tracks the band hasn't performed live together in almost 20 years.
Motley Crue's drummer Tommy Lee shared that he will once again be thrill-seeking on the Crue's new "360" drum rollercoaster. During his drum solo, Lee will be launched into multiple loops while continuing to perform.
Neither Poison nor New York Dolls show the Boise date on their websites. Maybe Lee and the boys aren't planning to tell Bret Michaels and David Johansen until it's too late for them to do anything about it. Either way, tickets for the Idaho stop, which are $45-$235, go on sale Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m.
This 1987 video, like most drum solos, is a little too long, but shows that Lee has long been willing to go outside—or inside—the box.