Throwback Concert: Mötley Crüe at Meadows Music Centre 2000

Throwback Concert: Mötley Crüe at Meadows Music Centre 2000

By Drew Carrano

While Mötley Crüe is gearing up for The Stadium Tour scheduled to happen (hopefully) this summer with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, 20 years ago they were celebrating the new millennium with their own summer headlining tour with Megadeth. The show in Hartford on this tour is remembered for an unfortunate incident where the band had to end the show early.

Today’s Throwback Concert:

Mötley Crüe

Maximum Rock 2000 Tour

Opening Act: Megadeth

Saturday August 5, 2000

Meadows Music Centre – Hartford (now The XFINITY Theatre)


About The Tour: In the spring of 2000 Mötley Crüe announced its Maximum Rock 2000 Tour to support its eighth studio album, New Tattoo. This 50 amphitheater summer tour tour kicked off on June 24, 2000 in Seattle and wrapped up in early September in Pittsburgh. Mötley Crüe brought along Megadeth as its opening act for all 50 tour dates. This was the Crüe’s first tour without drummer Tommy Lee, who left the band the year before. Taking his place was former Hole drummer Samantha Maloney.

The show at the Meadows Music Centre was unfortunately cut short because a fan in the crowd threw a two-inch bolt at singer Vince Neil, hitting him in the forehead. This happened during Home Sweet Home. According to Nikki Sixx, the fan was apprehended by security and the band pressed charges.



Mötley Crüe

  1. Kickstart My Heart
  2. Same Ol’ Situation
  3. Primal Scream
  4. Punched in the Teeth by Love
  5. Dr. Feelgood
  6. Ten Seconds to Love
  7. Home Sweet Home
  8. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
  9. Wild Side
  10. Hell on High Heels
  11. Guitar Solo
  12. Looks That Kill
  13. Girls, Girls, Girls
  14. Shout at the Devil


Megadeth (opener)

  1. Holy Wars…The Punishment Due
  2. In My Darkest Hour
  3. Kill the King
  4. Reckoning Day
  5. Use The Man
  6. Return to Hangar
  7. She-Wolf
  8. A Tout Le Monde
  9. Almost Honest
  10. Crush ‘Em
  11. Sweating Bullets
  12. Symphony of Destruction
  13. Trust
  14. Peace Sells (encore)


Watch: Motley Crue “Maximum Rock Tour”

Watch: Megadeth at Meadows Music Centre