A legendary rock and roll star will perform at the upcoming Leesburg Bikefest.
Vince Neil, known worldwide as the frontman for Motley Crue, will perform Saturday, April 27 from 10 to 11:30 p.m. on the main Town Square Stage. He’ll be singing Motley Crue’s biggest hits in a show that’s sure to bring in rock and roll fans from across the Sunshine State.
Motley Crue – Neil, drummer Tommy Lee, bass player Nikki Sixx and lead guitarist Mick Mars – formed in January 1981 and performed together for 34 years. The group completed “The Final Tour” on New Year’s Eve 2015 in an epic show that was filmed for theatrical and Blu-ray releases a year later.
But as with most successful rock bands, Motley Crue’s final chapter might not have been written after all. This past September, the band announced it had reunited and was working on new music. And Neil continues to keep the band’s songs alive through his own “The Legacy Continues Tour.”
The 57-year-old Neil, who appeared on “Celebrity Apprentice” in January of 2017 and is arguably one of the biggest names to ever perform at Leesburg Bikefest, has an unmistakable voice that is connected to some of the greatest songs in rock and roll history. He’ll be performing many of those at the highly popular annual Bikefest, including “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart,” “Same Ol’ Situation,” “Wild Side,” “Shout at the Devil” and “Home Sweet Home,” to name a few.
All told, Motley Crue – quite well-known for living life on the “wild side” – is responsible for a multitude of multi‐platinum releases, more than 22 hit singles, 100 million albums sold and dozens of global tours with sold-out arenas, including some of the largest venues in the world. Their success was the kind the young rockers could only dream about when Lee and Stixx convinced Neil to leave Rock Candy and join the group in April 1981.
Neil, who also has cut four solo albums, is a successful businessman and philanthropist. He owns several restaurants and his own brand of both tequila and vodka. And he has raised millions of dollars for the non‐profit Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation, created as a tribute to his daughter who died of cancer in 1995.
Leesburg Bikefest, billed as the “World’s Largest 3 Day Motorcycle and Music Event,” kicks off Friday April 26. It covers 30 blocks in downtown Leesburg with more than 55 concerts, 200-plus vendors, six hot-body contests, bike and stunt shows and eight venues.