Poison Announces “Live, Raw & Uncut Summer Tour 2008” With Dokken And Sebastian Bach


April 6, 2008

Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, will hit more than 40 U.S. cities this summer on their LIVE, RAW & UNCUT SUMMER TOUR 2008. The national tour, with Dokken and Sebastian Bach joining Poison for most of the dates, rolls out on July 3 in Salt Lake City, UT, with stops in and around New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Washington, DC and other major tour markets across the country.

This June, the band will be releasing Poison: Live, Raw & Uncut. This DVD/CD collection — the band’s first in over a decade — includes all of the multi-platinum rockers’ greatest hits performed live, including “Nothin’ but a Good Time,” “Look What The Cat Dragged In” and “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Captured in glorious high definition in front of 10,000 rowdy fans at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri, Live, Raw & Uncut also features a bonus photo gallery and a behind-the-scenes segment that captures all of the mayhem and madness of life on the road. Rounding out the set is an audio CD of Poison’s greatest hits captured live.

Since first bursting onto the scene in 1986, Poison has been one of rock’s top acts, with multi-platinum album sales and sold out tours. The success of the band’s recent album releases and tours shows that Poison is as potent 22 years after the release of their debut album, Look What The Cat Dragged In, as ever.

Released in 2006, Poison’s greatest hits collection, The Best Of Poison: 20 Years Of Rock, rocketed into Billboard’s Top 20 with a #17 debut. The 18-track CD and digital collection, released by Capitol/EMI, was soon certified gold with sales totaling more than 500,000 units in the U.S., and Poison tore through the summer of 2006 on their highly successful “20 Years Of Rock” North American concert tour.

Last June, Poison returned to Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart with the #32 debut of their EMI America Records/Capitol release, POISON’D!. Produced by Don Was, 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.” Poison toured to more than 50 U.S. cities on last summer’s sold out “POISON’D! 2007” tour.

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Poison tour dates:
06.07.08 Solvesborg SE Sweden Rock Festival

07.03.08 Salt Lake City UT US Energy Solution
07.05.08 Greeley CO US Greeley Independence Stampede
07.08.08 Nashville TN US Sommet Center
07.09.08 Kansas City MO US Starlight Theatre
07.11.08 Walker MN US Moondance Jam
07.12.08 Madison WI US Willow Island
07.13.08 Columbus OH US Schottenstein Center
07.15.08 Peoria IL US Peoria Civic Center Arena
07.17.08 Cadott WI US Rockfest
07.18.08 Morton MN US Jackpot Junction Casino
07.19.08 Rockford IL US Metrocentre
07.20.08 Pikeville KY US Eastern KY Expo Centre
07.22.08 Tampa FL US Ford Amphitheater
07.23.08 West Palm Beach FL US Cruzan Amphitheatre
07.25.08 Kinder LA US Coushatta Casino Resort
07.26.08 Birmingham AL US Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07.27.08 Atlanta GA US Lakewood Amphitheatre
07.29.08 Uncasville CT US Mohegan Sun Arena
07.30.08 Wantagh NY US Nikon at Jones Beach
07.31.08 Bristow VA US Nissan Pavilion

08.02.08 Greenville WI US Greenville Lions Park
08.03.08 Chicago IL US FMB Pavilion
08.05.08 Bethlehem PA US Music Fest
08.07.08 Boston MA US Bank of America Pavilion
08.08.08 Hershey PA US Hershey Park Pavilion
08.09.08 Sterling Heights MI US Freedom Hill Co. Park
08.10.08 Pittsburgh PA US Post Gazette Pavilion
08.12.08 Holmdel NJ US PNC Bank Arts Center
08.13.08 Richmond SC US Innsbrook Pav
08.14.08 Cuyahoga Falls OH US Blossom Music Center
08.15.08 Noblesville IN US Verizon Wireless Music Centre
08.16.08 Cincinnati OH US Riverbend Music Center
08.17.08 Maryland Heights MO US Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08.22.08 Las Vegas NV US The Pearl
08.23.08 Los Angeles CA US Gibson Amphitheater
08.24.08 Phoenix AZ US Dodge Theatre
08.27.08 Lancaster CA US Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
08.28.08 Pala CA US Pala Casino
08.29.08 Kelseyville Ca. US Konocti Harbor Resort
08.30.08 Salem OR US Oregon State Fair & Expo Center
08.31.08 Vancouver BC CA Boulevard Casino

09.04.08 Blackfoot ID US Eastern Idaho State Fair
09.05.08 Grand Junction CO US ROCK JAM
09.06.08 Denver CO US Coors Amphitheatre
09.07.08 Hutchinson KS US Kansas State Fairgrounds

Courtesy of www.poisonweb.com