Bret Michaels assures fans that POISON will return in 2025 with some more live performances and possibly some new music
Bret Michaels, who spent the summer of 2022 on the road with POISON as part of “The Stadium Tour” with MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD, recently told The Oakland Press that he plans to bring POISON together again in 2025 for more touring with the possibility of some new music as well.
“Y’know, back when we started I never knew what would happen, but I never thought it couldn’t happen — I just found a way to get it done and enjoyed that,” Michaels explained. “My pot of gold is the journey. I’ve met incredible people. I got to play incredible places, travel the world and play music. I’ve been through a lot of adversity and finding ways to get by that.”
The 60-year-old singer, who was promoting the launch of his “Parti-Gras” 2023 solo tour on July 13 at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan, continued: “And I’ve embraced the changes. I didn’t fight the digital world. I didn’t say ‘no’ when they asked me to play country festivals. I’m sincere. I’m passionate. I’m a fan of music, and I appreciate the fans and I come out with the same energy I would bring when I was playing Harpo’s or Blondie’s — just on a bigger stage and with some better equipment now.”
Michaels has created this tour with a Mardi Gras feel in celebration of his great fans and hit music. The renowned rockstar brings a few of his rocker friends along for a mashup of all killer, no filler hits featuring special guests NIGHT RANGER and JEFFERSON STARSHIP with special appearances from Steve Augeri (former lead singer of JOURNEY) and Mark McGrath (SUGAR RAY), plus a nightly surprise guest to rock your world.
Presented by Live Nation, the 12-city limited date run kicked off on Thursday, July 13 at the one and only Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan; known for its epic concerts and parties, going on to make stops across the U.S. including at The Pavilion at Star Lake, in his birthplace of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Holmdel (New Jersey), Tinley Park (Illinois), Tampa (Florida) and more before wrapping up in Charlotte (North Carolina) at PNC Music Pavilion on August 6. The tour promises to be a modern-day throwback to epic tailgate parties, positive energy, and a much needed nothing but a good vibe.
Rick Franks, Global Touring Live Nation, said: “After seeing Bret bring the party in every market of ‘The Stadium Tour‘ this past year, we are looking forward to more of his ‘nothing but a good vibe’ high-energy performing on the ‘Parti-Gras‘ tour next summer.”
Michaels stated: “I created ‘Parti-Gras‘ as a sincere and grateful thank you to the fans, friends, and family who have rocked with me over the years. I promise to deliver positive energy, live, raw, real music, and all the bands will deliver sing-a-long hit after hit songs. Your voice will be hoarse after an epic, big, fun stage show.”
VIP meet-and-greet tickets are available for “Parti-Gras” at BretMichaels.com.
“Parti-Gras” 2023 tour dates:
Jul. 21 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Jul. 22 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Jul. 23 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Jul. 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul. 29 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul. 30 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
Aug. 04 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
Aug. 05 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 06 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
POISON‘s last album of new material was 2002’s “Hollyweird“. An album of covers, “Poison’d“, was released in 2007.