Vince Neil’s Teleprompter Spotted Onstage During Motley Crue’s Stadium Tour
Motley Crue, now a quarter of the way through their summer "Stadium Tour" with Def Leppard, performed at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Tuesday (July 5). In fan-captured footage from the gig, a teleprompter — or autocue — can be seen displaying lyrics onscreen in front of Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil.
Several clips, taken by a concertgoer on YouTube named Justin Newton, were highlighted by Blabbermouth the following day. The attendee's position granted an unobscured view of the teleprompter in action, notably during a tender moment in the Crue ballad "Home Sweet Home." (Get Stadium Tour tickets here.)
See the videos down toward the bottom of this post.
Like Motley Crue, several other enduring rock and metal acts — including Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest and Guns N' Roses — have used teleprompters onstage, even if only as assurance.
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson once criticized the practice, singling out Priest's Rob Halford by saying, "People pay good money and you can't even remember all the sodding words. The daftest one I ever saw was 'Breaking the Law.'" Faith No More's Mike Patton said he peed on Axl Rose's teleprompter.
Motley Crue's Stadium Tour kicked off last month at Atlanta's Truist Park after being postponed twice in the last two years because of the pandemic. The trek also features Poison and Joan Jett. Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee revealed at the first gig on June 16 that he'd broken his ribs and would perform as much as he could, with a fill-in drummer subbing in for him. However, he performed his first full set on June 28 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Motley Crue, "Home Sweet Home" (Live in St. Louis - July 5, 2022)
Motley Crue, "Looks That Kill" (Live)
Motley Crue, "Wild Side" (Live)
Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison + Joan Jett Summer 2022 U.S. Tour Dates
July 8 – Chicago, Ill @ Wrigley Field
July 10 – Detroit, Mich. @ Comerica Park
July 12 – Hershey, Pa. @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 14 – Cleveland, Ohio @ FirstEnergy Stadium
July 15 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Great American Park
July 17 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ American Family Field
July 19 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Kauffman Stadium
July 21 – Denver, Colo. @ Coors Field
Aug. 5 – Boston, Mass. @ Fenway Park
Aug. 6 – Boston, Mass. @ Fenway Park
Aug. 8 – Toronto, Ontario @ Rogers Centre
Aug. 10 – Orchard Park, N.Y. @ Highmark Stadium
Aug. 12 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PNC Park
Aug. 14 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ U.S. Bank Stadium
Aug. 16 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Lucas Oil Stadium
Aug. 19 – Houston, Texas @ Minute Maid Park
Aug. 21 – San Antonio, Texas @ Alamodome
Aug. 22 – Arlington, Texas @ Globe Life Field
Aug. 25 – Glendale, Ariz. @ State Farm Stadium
Aug. 27 – Inglewood, Calif. @ SoFi Stadium
Aug. 28 – San Diego, Calif. @ Petco Park
Aug. 31 – Seattle, Wash. @ T-Mobile Park
Sept. 2 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ BC Place
Sept. 4 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Commonwealth Stad.
Sept. 7 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Oracle Park
Sept. 9 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Allegiant Stadium