Connect with us

Mötley Crüe performs first concert with guitarist John 5

Mötley Crüe
Images from John 5's Instagram and @samshapiromedia

Classic Rock

Mötley Crüe performs first concert with guitarist John 5

Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard kicked-off their 2023 tour last February 10 at the Etess Arena in Atlantic City, NJ. It was the first concert that the American group made with their new touring guitarist John 5. He replaced the original guitar player Mick Mars (71), that due to health issues retired from the road in 2022. For decades he struggles with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) – a form of arthritis of the spine that causes inflammation between the vertebrae and in the joints between the spine and pelvis.


The two groups have scheduled shows this year in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Ireland.

Watch John 5 performing on stage for the first time with Mötley Crüe:

Mötley Crüe setlist:

  1. Wild Side
  2. Shout at the Devil
  3. Too Fast for Love
  4. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
  5. Saints of Los Angeles
  6. Live Wire
  7. Looks That Kill
  8. The Dirt (Est. 1981)
  9. Rock and Roll, Part 2 / Smokin’ in the Boys Room / Helter
  10. Skelter / Anarchy in the U.K. / Blitzkrieg Bop
  11. Home Sweet Home
  12. Dr. Feelgood
  13. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
  14. Girls, Girls, Girls
  15. Primal Scream
  16. Kickstart My Heart

Next tour dates


11 – Mark G Etess Arena @ 7:00pm – Atlantic City, NJ, United States
18 – Foro Sol @ 4:00pm – Mexico, Mexico
21 – Borrego Sports Center @ 4:00pm – Monterrey, Mexico
25 – Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar @ 4:00pm- Bogotá, Colombia
28 – Estadio Nacional @ 4:00pm – Cercado De Lima, Peru


3 – Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida @ 4:00pm – La Florida, Chile
7 – Allianz Parque @ 4:00pm – Sao Paulo, Brazil
9 – PARQUE SARMIENTO @ 6:00pm – Buenos Aires, Argentina
12 – Hard Rock Live (in Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood) @ 6:00pm – Davie, FL, United States

I'm a Brazilian journalist who always loved Classic Rock and Heavy Metal music. That passion inspired me to create Rock and Roll Garage over 6 years ago. Music has always been a part of my life, helping me through tough times and being a support to celebrate the good ones. When I became a journalist, I knew I wanted to write about my passions. After graduating in journalism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, I pursued a postgraduate degree in digital communication at the same institution. The studies and experience in the field helped me improve the website and always bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

To Top