Motley Crue to retire, plan 72 goodbye concerts

(L-R) Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and singer Vince Neil of Motley Crue perform during a press conference announcing Crue Fest 2008 at Avalon Hollywood on April 15, 2008 in Los Angeles. Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Motley Crue is hanging up its guitars for good.

The heavy metal band plans to say goodbye with 72 concerts before retiring. The rockers made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday in Hollywood.

Alice Cooper will tour with the group. Tickets go on sale Friday.

A Motley Crue tribute album is in the works, as is a big-screen version of the band's 2002 book, "The Dirt."