MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was apparently less than pleased by the audience's apparent lack of enthusiasm during the band's August 27 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Shortly after the concert, Lee tweeted: "Wow! Allentown!! You guys win the 'Most Absent' award tonight! Thanks for trying to be there!!!"
CRÜE's setlist reportedly did not change much from when the band performed back-to-back shows last summer in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, which could have contributed at least partly to the crowd's subdued response.
"The Final Tour", which features legendary rocker Alice Cooper in the support slot, kicked off on July 2 in Grand Rapids.
Lee received criticism earlier in the tour when he revealed that his current drum setup, "The Crüecifly", would not be making an appearance on the entire trek due to the fact that "certain venues cannot handle" the "massive" rig.
Lee made headlines in June 2012 when he expressed his frustration over the fact that people were constantly asking to take his picture. "Irritates the fuck out of me when people say, 'You owe it to your fans, they put you where you are, etc. etc.'" he wrote. "I certainly don't owe anybody anything! I'm not here to take pictures with you, I'm here to entertain you! Nobody put me where I am but ME! They may have helped inspire me with their love for what I do … but I put myself right here where I want to be with a lot of hard work, practice, talent, luck, etc. What I do owe myself and others is being THE BEST I can be! And that's making great music, being a good man, father, lover and human being! We all owe that kinda stuff to ourselves and each other."
Wow! Allentown! You guys win the " Most Absent" award tonight! Thanks for trying to be there!!!— T❍mmy L✮✮ (@MrTommyLand) August 28, 2014