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Mötley Crüe brings farewell tour to USANA
Legend » Alice Cooper opens show.
First Published Jul 28 2014 11:00 am • Last Updated Jul 28 2014 11:00 am

Fans have learned not take farewell tours too seriously. Everyone from Cher to The Eagles has had a final concert tour, only to return again.

So don’t get nostalgic on Friday when veteran rockers Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper bring "The Final Tour: All Bad Things Must Come to An End" to West Valley City’s Usana Amphitheatre.

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Mötley Crüe with Alice Cooper and the Raskins

When » Friday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Where » Usana Amphitheatre, 5125 S. 6400 West, West Valley City

Tickets » $30-$100; SmithTix.com

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The original Southern California lineup of vocalist Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee has been touring on and off since the group formed in 1981, often making headlines as much for off-stage antics as for music.

The Utah stop is part of a tour that doesn’t end until 2015.

Judging from reviews from other cities, fans can expect to hear hits such as "Shout at the Devil," "Girls, Girls, Girls " and "Smokin’ in the Boys Room" as part of a 90-minute set that features all the bombast fans have come to expect from Mötley Crüe live shows.

Lee’s 360-degree drum roller coaster has earned a number of mentions from critics around the country.

An interesting aspect of this tour, though, is that the 66-year-old Cooper has often been receiving better reviews from critics and fans than the Crüe.

Alice performs for about 50 minutes in this tour, compared with the 75 minutes he did last year when he headlined at Usana with Marilyn Manson or his preferred 95-minute show as seen in Wendover.

But the guillotine, python and other stage tricks all remain, making the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s almost annual tour to Utah still engaging.

What’s more, when he performed in Columbus, Ohio, The Columbus Dispatch reported that Cooper was inducted into the White Castle Craver Hall of Fame because of his love of the Midwest chain’s little square slider hamburgers.

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One new aspect to Cooper’s show is 27-year-old Nita Strauss, best-known for being part of the all-female Iron Maidens cover band. She has replaced Orianthi as the band’s lead guitarist.

Alice’s band usually sounds great, and the veteran rocker still puts on one of the best stage shows on the planet.

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