Vince Neil Tickets for Sale
Vince Neil has spent the last three-plus decades living a rock and roll lifestyle and now Vince Neil tickets are available again to see him perform live in support of his off-and-on solo career. The latest tour will be in promotion of Tattoos & Tequila, the album that was released on June 22, 2010 and immediately made its mark on the Billboard 200, debuting at Number 57. This album features a few original tracks sprinkled in between covers of some of the most influential rockers in history.
Neil's own history began on February 8, 1961 when he was born to Odie and Shirley Wharton. His proper name was Vincent Neil Wharton, later to be shortened to Vince Neil. He spent his formative years in Southern California stirring up trouble wherever he went, eventually finding himself expelled from Royal Oak High School.
He did not need to worry though; his future in the world of glam metal seemed pre-ordained. He was friends with Tommy Lee in high school and the two collaborated after the members of Motley Crue (including Lee) heard Neil perform with the metal band Rock Candy.
By 1981 he was part of the band that, for better or worse, would define his career. They released its debut album, Too Fast for Love. The album eventually went platinum, but the true breakout hit came two years later in 1983. The sophomore effort Shout at the Devil peaked at Number 17 in the United States and would go quadruple platinum in the U.S. and triple-platinum in Canada. The album signaled the arrival of one of the most influential bands of a genre.
Drinking and drugs led to multiple scrapes with the law for Vince Neil, including a vehicular manslaughter charge. Still, the Motley Crue discography shows the next three albums were major hits. Theatre of Pain (1985) went quadruple platinum; Girls, Girls, Girls went quadruple platinum; and Dr. Feelgood (1989) went hexa-platinum (six times)!
All the while, the drugs and egos of the band swirled below, stirring a melting pot of venomous spite amongst the bandmates. In February Vince Neil either quit or was fired, depending whose side you believe. The band was no more and Vince Neil would try and sell Vince Neil tickets for his solo career for the first time. His first effort, Exposed (1993) began well, peaking at Number 13 in the U.S., but the sales were simply not there. It failed to reach any certification.
His solo career became increasingly difficult, between poor record sales, family tragedy, and terrible relations with his backing band. He failed to sell records or complete tours, lost his daughter to cancer, and got into fist fights with his touring band, leading to firings and an eventually return to Motley Crue.
Motley Crue had not faired very well either in the new musical landscape, but in 1997 the two parties became one again. Despite strong showings on the charts, the first album since reuniting failed to go platinum. Tommy Lee would end up and his replacements battle with cancer seemed to take all the steam out of the band's engine.
Vince Neil returned to work on his solo efforts, occasionally making national headlines for fights or sex tapes. Neil has returned to work on his own material, but a return to Motley Crue should never be unexpected. OnlineSeats will have those Vince Neil tickets, whether he is on tour by himself or with the rest of Motley Crue.