Bret Michaels, the Poison frontman recently stated in an interview that sometime in 2018 he would like the band to head out on the road with its own headlining tour. Well, Look What the Cat Dragged In, as Poison has announced a handful of headlining dates with original members Rikki Rocket (drums), CeCe DeVille (guitar), and Bobby Dall (bass) joining frontman Bret Michaels for the band’s “Reunion Tour” this spring.
Poison will perform nine headlining shows in between dates with the Def Leppard and Tesla tour. Poison’s first show will take place at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC, on April 28. The Capital District will Open Up and Say… Ahh! as fans will have Nothing But A Good Time when the tour makes a stop at the Times Union Center in Albany on May 9.
Poison has released seven studio albums and 28 singles. Their debut album Look What the Cat Dragged In, is certified triple platinum by the RIAA. The band’s most successful album, Open Up and Say… Ahh! is certified five times platinum in the U.S., and four times platinum in Canada. The album saw four hit singles, with three cracking the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart including number one hit, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Poison has sold over 50 million albums world-wide, with ten top 40 hits, six of those reaching the top 10 on the Billboard charts.
Michaels talked with Eddie Trunks’ radio show a few weeks back about the band doing its own headline tour down the road:
We would all have to go do this and have a great time together and say, ‘Look, next year I think we’re gonna go out, just headline, pick out twenty or thirty dates, and go play.’ But I think we have to go through this… I think you just simply go through this. This isn’t gonna be one of those scenes where — God forbid — we’re ever inducted into the [Rock And Roll] Hall Of Fame, and no one will show up or this; there’s none of that. It is truly as real as it gets. Those moments that we’re having a great time are real, and when it goes ugly, it’s real; it’s not a pre-thought-out thing. And I think we just go through this, have the best time in April, May and June. We’ve added more dates through Canada and a bunch of stuff, and just see where it goes. I would literally, when it’s done, say, ‘Hey, guys, I think it would be killer next year to go out, pick out some great headlining dates and have an amazing time again.
Tickets go on sale March 18, at 10 am, with many prices levels to choose from starting at $85, $69.50, $59.50, $25.