Rikki Rockett believes that the recently wrapped “The Stadium Tour” “proved that rock ‘n’ roll is not dead”
The North American run, which featured POISON, DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, was originally planned to kick off in 2020 but was later moved to 2021 and then to 2022. “The Stadium Tour” wrapped up this past Friday (September 9) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Over the weekend (Saturday, September 10) Rikki posted the following to his social media: “Such a crazy summer! I think we proved that Rock ‘N’ Roll is not dead. Neither is our brand of Rock ‘N’ Roll! We still have our pundits and quite frankly, it’s part of our success.
“Back in the day, Jazz peeps criticized Rock ‘N’ Roll for having players who weren’t proficient all the while having zero idea what makes good Rock ‘N’ Roll,” the drummer continued. “POISON isn’t a jazz rock fusion/progressive metal band. Hell, most of the time we aren’t even really metal, we are Rock ‘N’ Roll. To those folks, enjoy stuffing 32nd notes into a 150 Bpm song or whatever floats your boat. Rock ‘N’ Roll moves the soul and if you all hate us for it, then that is cool!
“We moved souls this summer. I know it. I saw it in the fans eyes. Not the critics. I could not not give two shits about you critics. Baste in your sour cream sauce of hate.
“Nuthin’ But a Good Time? Damn right!
“I love you all! Till next time, remember: Seeing is believing, but feeling is the truth!”