Motley Crue manager Allen Kovac admitted in an interview with Fox Business that "some of" the members of the band are working with trainers and nutritionists to get in shape for the band's upcoming reunion tour. Kovac was referring to criticism of Crue singer Vince Neil for his supposed diminished singing ability and weight gain, as well as the health status of guitarist Mick Mars, who has been dealing with a chronic form of arthritis that led him to undergo a hip replacement.

Kovac explained, "Some of them are working with a trainer, some of them are working with a nutritionist to make themselves the best they can be. The greatest insecurity for an artist is: Is anyone going to care about my music? Is anyone going to buy a ticket? We were in November when the discussions were happening, and these guys were already into regimens of how they get ready for a tour."

Speaking specifically about Neil, Kovac added, "Let's see what Vince sings like and looks like when the tour goes out."

Kovac also addressed why the band decided to scrap the contract all four members signed five years ago pledging never to tour again as Motley Crue following the completion of their 2014/2015 "farewell" trek. The manager said that the success of the Netflix biopic about the band, The Dirt, reactivated interest in the group among both its longtime followers and a new generation of fans.

Kovac remarked, "The most relevant statement is that global film, with a global internet and global streaming, is the future . . . So to me, managers and artists should move into 2020 and out of 1999, and so should record companies."

"The Stadium Tour," which also features Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett, will kick off on July 7th in Miami and hit 22 cities before winding down on September 5th in Los Angeles. According to Kovac, a third of the dates are already sold out, and six more shows will be announced soon.