On May 29, Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil played his first show since the coronavirus pandemic at the Boone Iowa River Valley Festival in Boone, Iowa. However, the frontman ended up cutting the performance short after losing his voice during the set’s 14th song, “Girls, Girls, Girls.”
Neil told the crowd the following:
“Hey, guys… I’m sorry, you guys. It’s been a long time playin’. My fuckin’ voice is gone… Eh… We love you, and we’ll hopefully see you next time, man. Take care.”
After he left the stage, his solo band finished performing “Girls, Girls, Girls” with pre-recorded backing vocals. This news follows a series of other low quality solo performances from Neil in recent years.
This latest show has once again stirred up doubt about the singer’s ability to perform on Mötley Crüe’s stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett, which has since been rescheduled for 2022. The band’s manager Allen Kovac previously addressed those concerns, saying that members of the band were working with trainers and nutritionists to prepare for the trek. However, it seems Neil is still struggling.