Nikki Sixx on Going From Headliner To Support

In a new interview with Music Feeds, Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx:A.M.) discussed the results of the presidential election in the United States, Mötley Crüe, and going from being the headliner to a support act on tour. An excerpt is available below:

MF: After Crüe, is it a big adjustment having to go from selling out stadiums to now being a support act?

NS: “No, it’s great. I’ve never really thought about that. I like to perform. I enjoy playing my instrument and being in a band and trying to push myself, watching my singer grow as a front man, watching us grow as a band every night. So whether I’m at the bottom of the bill or the top of the bill I never really look around and go, “Oh look at me.” It’s more about what I’m doing when I’m on stage. All of the work, all of the songwriting and the lyrics and melody, the guitar parts and the mixing and the artwork… you step on stage and that’s kind of what it’s really about. I know some people get into this whole ‘I’m the headliner…'”

MF: Yeah, the ego thing. So you’re okay with it, to sum it up?

NS: “Put me on stage, man. I’ll play anywhere.”

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Sixx:A.M. released Vol. 2, Prayers For The Blessed on Friday, November 18th, via Eleven Seven Music. Written and recorded at the same time as Vol. 1, Prayers For The Damned, released earlier this year, the album acts as a companion piece to the first chapter while simultaneously elevating the band’s sound in every area. Fans can sample songs from the album via the album teaser below.

From the outsider anthem “We Will Not Go Quietly” to the operatic show stopper “Maybe It’s Time” and groove-driven, radio-ready rocker “That’s Gonna Leave A Scar”, Prayers For The Blessed displays the many sides of Sixx:A.M.’s sound, something that the band was able to develop by ramping up the amount of time they spent out on the road.

“We really found ourselves onstage and it’s influencing the way we write,” says Nikki Sixx. “We started focusing on our music not only as songwriters and lyricists but also stayed conscious of what would transfer over live to the audience.”

Tracklisting:

“Barbarians (Prayers For The Blessed)”
“We Will Not Go Quietly”
“Wolf At Your Door”
“Maybe It’s Time”
“The Devil’s Coming”
“Catacombs”
“That’s Gonna Leave A Scar”
“Without You”
“Suffocate”
“Riot In My Head”
“Helicopters”

“Without You”:

“Barbarians (Prayers For The Blessed)”:

“We Will Not Go Quietly” video:

Album teaser:

Tour dates:

November
22 – Blue Cross Arena – Rochester, NY
25 – DCU Center – Worcester, MA
26 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
27 – Cross Insurance Arena – Portland, ME
29 – Oncenter – Syracuse, NY

December
1 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
2 – Giant Center – Hershey, PA
3 – Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
5 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville, SC
6 – Charleston Civic Center – Charleston, WV
8 – Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
9 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
10 – Infinite Energy Center – Duluth, GA

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