The Moment When Motörhead Played Their Final Concert

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Motörhead performed their final concert back on December 11, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. Their final performance also became historic as just a few days after the concert, the frontman of the band, Lemmy Kilmister, passed away, and following his death, the band broke up, which the drummer of the band Mikkey Dee announced.

In their final concert, they performed 16 of the band’s hit tracks including When The Sky Comes Looking For You, Stay Clean, Bomber, and Overkill.

The Berlin show was not supposed to be their last one

As per the reports, the band was about to take a small break after the Berlin show, and obviously, they did not intend it to become their last performance. Although their Berlin show happened to be their final act, they originally planned their tour till February 2016. However, clearly, the show was canceled.

Lemmy dealt with multiple illnesses so the band had to cancel several of their 2015 shows in August, September, and November. He suffered from diseases like prostrate cancer, diabetes, and hematoma. Still, in an interview with The Guardian, he said, “Apparently I am still indestructible.” 

Talking with Classic Rock, Lemmy told that he does not worry about death as it is inevitable. He said, “Death is an inevitability, isn’t it? You become more aware of that when you get to my age. I don’t worry about it. I’m ready for it. When I go, I want to go doing what I do best. If I died tomorrow, I couldn’t complain. It’s been good.”

Unfortunately, he wasn’t, as just a few days after the Motörhead’s Berlin show, Lemmy died from prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure on December 28. The band later announced that Lemmy was diagnosed just two days before his death. Furthermore, it is reported that Lemmy was planning on making his diagnosis public early in 2016 but sadly, he died before he could even announce his diagnosis.


Motörhead announced they are done following Lemmy’s death

The band was in the midst of their 40th-anniversary tour when Lemmy passed away. They have decided to not continue without their frontman and vocalist, however, their music will always influence their fans.

The drummer of the band Mikkey Dee announced that they will not continue without Lemmy. In an interview with Expressen, he told, “We will not be doing any more tours or anything. And there will not be any more records. But the fire survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”

Furthermore, Mikkey also talked about Lemmy’s death and said, “He was terribly gaunt. He spent all his energy on stage and afterwards he was very, very tired. It’s incredible that he could even play, that he could finish the Europe tour. It was only 20 days ago. Unbelievable.”

Mikkey continued, “It feels fantastic that we were able to complete the tour with him. It’s heartening that we didn’t cancel because of Lemmy. I’m incredibly grateful over the years we’ve had, and that we had such a good time together.”

Certainly, Lemmy will be missed.

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