Poison, Motley Crue And New York Dolls Team Up For Anniversaries Tour
February 28, 2011
Bret Michaels appeared in an exclusive in-depth interview with Piers Morgan last week, set to air Wednesday. He talked about recovering from health issues, women, his rocker life and more. But he also broke news about a new tour coming this summer.
Michaels and Poison will reunite for a 25th anniversary tour, co-headlining dates this summer with Motley Crue. Watch a preview clip from the show below, followed by the Michaels press release announcing the tour.
BRET MICHAELS AND POISON TO REUNITE FOR A 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR AND ARE CONFIRMED TO CO- HEADLINE A SELECT DATE SUMMER TOUR WITH MOTLEY CRUE.
Recent Celebrity Apprentice winner and Donald Trump favorite, rocker Bret Michaels, currently recuperating from heart surgery, will reunite with all original Poison band mates for a 25th Anniversary tour tentatively titled “Glam – A – Gedon 25”. For the first time ever Poison and Motley Crue will co-headline a select date summer tour with special guests the New York Dolls.
Although several controversial statements have been made in the press by certain members of Motley Crue vowing this tour would never happen, that is simply not the case. Fans of both bands have spoken and want the tour to happen and both Motley Crue and Poison have agreed. Concert promoters in these select cities state that the buzz is unbelievable for both the Poison dates as well as the Motley Crue / Poison tour. No doubt this will be the rock tour of the summer.
Both Poison and Motley Crue have a long history of hit songs, bigger than life stage shows, no holds barred live energy not to mention the two bands combined have sold over 100 million records and have over 24 top 40 hits between them.
Tickets for the Motley Crue / Poison tour will go on sale March 18, 2011. Poison plan to kick off their 25th Anniversary “Glam -A – Gedon 25” tour in Tupelo Mississippi at the Bancorp South Arena Wednesday May 25th. Michaels will then continue solo, playing Thursday May 26th in Ft. Walton Beach where he will perform for the fans & troops as he did last Memorial Day weekend. Michaels will rejoin Poison in Little Rock at the River Fest Amphitheater on Friday May 27th. Michaels will then perform solo at the Hard Rock in Biloxi on Saturday May 28th. Bret will rejoin Poison and Motley Crue Sunday May 29th at ROCKLAHOMA. Poison will then continue on alone playing arenas from Memorial Day until rejoining Motley Crue in Dallas at the Starplex Amphitheater on Tuesday June 7th.
When reporters recently asked Bret Michaels if there was any bad blood between the bands, Michaels laughs “there may be some friendly competition but there is no bad blood at all on my part. Nikki and I have spoken several times on the phone recently and the conversations went great.” Michaels continues, “Music is a universal language and I am extremely excited that this tour has come together as are the fans, they are truly going to see a great show. Honestly, I could care less about all the mudslinging, it gets nobody nowhere, and after all I have been through health wise in the last year, I am going to try to focus on what does matter which is the show, the fans, fun and personally throwing a hell of a backstage party.”
Bret Michaels solo tour will start March 19th when he appears at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night alongside Kevin Costner, David Foster, Billy Crystal, Halle Berry and Reba McIntire and will continue up until the Motley Crue / Poison tour starts. The Get Your Rock On solo tour in support of the album of the same name will resume immediately following the select summer dates with Motley Crue & Poison.
Fans can go directly to BretMichaels.com to get the latest news and join his Titanium and Platinum Backstage VIP Fan Experience which he has done successfully for years. It will be the only VIP Backstage package offered for the Poison tour. For more Poison/Bret Michaels tour dates and VIP Fan Experience information go to BretMichaels.com.