Mick Mars will no longer tour with the band, although he will continue as a member. A statement from Mick's representative reads as follows:
"Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band MÖTLEY CRÜE for the past 41 years, has announced today that due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.),he will no longer be able to tour with the band. Mick will continue as a member of the band, but can no longer handle the rigors of the road. A.S. is an extremely painful and crippling degenerative disease, which affects the spine."A replacement guitarist has not yet been named, although John 5 has been rumored to step in for Mars.