Few albums in '80s metal are as iconic as Mötley Crüe's Shout at the Devil. And the tour in support of the record, which kicked off with a star-making set at the US Festival in front of approximately 100,000 fans, and later saw the band barnstorm across the country as the support act on Ozzy Osbourne's Bark at the Moon outing, has become just as legendary. "It was one of the most dangerous tours I ever did," Ozzy once told this writer. According to then-Mötley manager Doc McGhee, however, it was all in a day's work. "These guys weren’t bad guys and they didn't do it to be rock stars," he told me. "They did it because that's what they did."
Nikki onstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1984
Vince turns the mic on the audience at Madison Square Garden
Striking a pose backstage at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit
...and then getting Ozzy in on the action
Nikki hits the deck onstage in New York
Vince and Mick survey the massive crowd at the US Festival in San Bernardino, CA on May 29, 1983...
...as Tommy Lee shows off his gong
Partying it up at the Limelight in New York City on January 29, 1984 to celebrate Shout at the Devil achieving gold record status...
...and showing off their gold records with Ozzy
Nikki, Vince and Mick get in line
Triumphant (and thirsty) at show's end