The Joint may be closing its doors this February, but it’ll go dark in the venue’s famed rock and roll style.
Motley Crue will mark the ending of an era at The Joint with a pair of shows on February 6 and 7 as part of their Saints of Los Angeles Tour.
But don’t fret, music fans. A new Joint is scheduled to open in April 2009 and is due for a huge facelift during the months in between, gaining twice the seating capacity (for a total of 4,500 seats) and seven VIP suites.
Rumors have also swirled that Metallica will perform at the new venue’s opening, but nothing has been confirmed.
“We had a limited number of bands that we’d be willing to close The Joint with,” vice president of entertainment Paul Davis said. “When Motley Crue popped up on the radar, we seized the opportunity. I can’t even thinking of anyone who is more on brand with the Hard Rock than Motley Crue.”
The Joint opened in 1995 and during the last 13 years has hosted names like Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Dylan, the Sex Pistols, Guns N Roses and the Foo Fighters, just to name a few.
"The Joint has played host to some of the world's greatest rock bands over the years and Motley Crue is honored to be closing The Joint down," Tommy Lee said. "We hope to bring the house down in true Crue-style."
Shutting the doors quietly just wouldn’t do The Joint justice, Davis said.
“It provides a proper sense of closure,” Davis said of the Crue performance. “We hold the Joint very near and dear on this property. We’re very careful of what we put in there. It wouldn’t be proper to send it off with a whisper; we felt we had to send it off with a bang.”