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April 27, 2007

New Studio Album, POISON’D!, to Be Released June 5 by EMI America Records/Capitol – 13-Track Album Features Hot New Recordings of Poison’s Favorite Rock Classics, Including Hits Originally Recorded by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, The Cars, Sweet, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and More!

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Poison, one of rock’s mosticonic and enduring bands, will hit more than 50 U.S. cities this summer ontheir “POISON’D! 2007” tour. The national tour, with RATT and special guestWhite Lion joining Poison for most of the dates, rolls out on June 13 inGreenville, SC, with stops in and around New York, Los Angeles, Chicago,Boston, Detroit, Washington, DC and other major tour markets across thecountry.

Poison’s new studio album, POISON’D!, will be released June 5 on CD anddigitally by EMI America Records/Capitol. Featuring Poison’s originalmembers, Bret Michaels (vocals), C.C. DeVille (guitar), Rikki Rockett(drums) and Bobby Dall (bass), and produced by Don Was, POISON’D! presentsthe band’s first new studio recordings since 2002’s Hollyweird. SincePoison’s 1986 debut, Look What The Cat Dragged In, the band has sold morethan 25 million records and DVDs worldwide.

Produced by Don Was at Hensen Recording Studios in Hollywood, POISON’D!packs 13 explosive cover songs, including new recordings of David Bowie’s”Suffragette City,” The Cars’ “You’re Just What I Needed,” The Romantics'”What I Like About You,” Sweet’s “Little Willy,” The Marshall Tucker Band’s”Can’t You See” and The Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers.” Some of Poison’sbest previously recorded covers are also featured on POISON’D!, includingKISS’ “Rock and Roll All Nite,” Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An AmericanBand” and Loggins & Messina’s “Your Mama Don’t Dance.”

In July, VH1 will premiere a new reality show, “Rock of Love with BretMichaels.” VH1’s description of the show has “the hard-rockin’ Poison frontman looking for a woman who can truly keep up with his rock-n-rolllifestyle and not become jealous of his one true passion — performing,which has been the reason for and destruction of most of hisrelationships.”

In 1986, Poison released their debut album, Look What the Cat DraggedIn. After years of hard work, touring and controversy, radio and MTVfinally took notice of the band and their music, propelling Poison intosuperstardom. Look What the Cat Dragged In peaked at #3 on the Billboardalbum charts, charted three singles and sold more than four million copies.

The band’s 1988 follow-up, Open Up and Say … Ahh! went Platinum twoweeks after its release. The single “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” hit #1 onBillboard’s Singles chart and the album sold more than seven million units.1990’s Flesh & Blood featured a second Gold single, “Unskinny Bop,” and thealbum went multi-Platinum.

In 1991, amidst inner fighting, alcohol, drug abuse and road storiesthat would make a porn star blush, guitarist C.C. DeVille and singer BretMichaels collided in an all out fist-fight seconds after leaving the stageof the MTV Music Video Awards (right between Cindy Crawford’s high heelsand Eddie Van Halen’s sneakers). C.C. DeVille left the band. Through the ’90s, Poison continued to tour arenas and amphitheatres andrecorded the Platinum Native Tongue and Crack A Smile. After five years ofnot speaking, Michaels and DeVille met up in 1999 and, with their chemistryand friendship quickly rekindled, the band went into the studio to recordPower To The People. One of the most successful reunion tours of all timefollowed the album’s release.

Last April, Poison rocketed into the Billboard Top 20 with the #17debut of the band’s 20th anniversary hits collection, The Best Of Poison:20 Years Of Rock (Capitol/EMI). The 18-track hits collection was sooncertified gold, and Poison tore through the summer of 2006 on their highlysuccessful “20 Years Of Rock” North American concert tour.

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After much speculation and anticipation following the airing of their”Behind The Music” episode on VH1 last spring, multi-platinum hard rock actRATT with vocalist Stephen Pearcy, guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummerBobby Blotzer will grace the stage together for the first time since 1999.Plans for not only a U.S. summer tour but a full-fledged comeback are beingmapped out now as the band prepares to hit the road with Poison. JoiningRATT onstage will be bassist Robbie Crane and guitarist John Corabi.

White Lion, led by original member Mike Tramp (vocals), released fouralbums between 1983 and 1990, including 1987’s double platinum Pride.Fueled by the radio and MTV success of singles “Wait,” “Tell Me” and “WhenThe Children Cry,” Pride remained on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart for ayear. White Lion has sold millions of albums around the world and hastoured with many of hard rock’s top draws, including KISS, Aerosmith,AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, and Motley Crue.

Wed., Jun 13 Greenville, SC BI-LO Center
Fri., Jun 15 Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheatre at the Wharf
Sat., Jun 16 Birmingham, AL City Stages (Miller Lite Stage)
Sun., Jun 17 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue., Jun 19 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Wed., Jun 20 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
Fri., Jun 22 Bay City, MI Bay City River Roar
Sat., Jun 23 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Sun., Jun 24 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheatre
Tue., Jun 26 Oakdale, CT Chevrolet Theatre
Wed., Jun 27 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
Fri., Jun 29 Big Flats, NY The Summer Stage
Sat., Jun 30 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
Sun., Jul 01 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue., Jul 03 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Wed., Jul 04 Orlando, FL House of Blues
Fri., Jul 06 Kinder, LA Grand Casino
Sat., Jul 07 Houston, TX Sam Houston Race Park
Sun., Jul 08 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Live Theater
Thu., Jul 12 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Biloxi Hotel & Casino
Fri., Jul 13 Pryor, OK Pryor Creek Music Festival
Sat., Jul 14 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
Sun., Jul 15 Bonner Springs, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue., Jul 17 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Wed., Jul 18 Minneapolis, MN The Myth
Fri., Jul 20 Waukesha, WI Waukesha County Fair
Sat., Jul 21 Fond du Lac, WI Fond du Lac County Fair
Sun., Jul 22 Muskegon, MI Heritage Landing
Tue., Jul 24 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Thu., Jul 26 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook Center
Fri., Jul 27 Atlantic City, NJ Etess Arena (at Trump Taj Mahal)
Sat., Jul 28 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun., Jul 29 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
Tue., Jul 31 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thu., Aug 02 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri., Aug 03 Davenport, IA Mississippi Valley Fair
Sun., Aug 05 Sturgis, SD Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Wed., Aug 08 Silverton, OR Oregon Gardens
Thu., Aug 09 Roseburg, OR Douglas County Fair
Fri., Aug 10 Salinas, CA Salinas Sports Center
Sat., Aug 11 San Bernardino, CA Hyundai Pavilion
Sun., Aug 12 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
Tue., Aug 14 San Diego, CA Coors Ampitheatre
Wed., Aug 15 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
Fri., Aug 17 Las Vegas, NV Pearl (at The Palms Casino & Resort)
Sat., Aug 18 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sun., Aug 19 Denver, CO Coors Amphitheatre
Tue., Aug 21 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Wed., Aug 22 Buffalo, NY Darien Lakes
Sat., Aug 25 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Sun., Aug 26 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri., Aug 31 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
Sat., Sep 01 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre

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