Rock legend Bret Michaels will be performing at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York on April 3rd. His Life Rocks Tour reminds fans of his fight and ongoing struggle with diabetes. Michaels has had tremendous success as the frontman to glam rock band Poison and has sold over 30 million records worldwide. This includes ten singles in the Top 40 and six Top 10 singles and the number-one song, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”. After his storied career with Poison, he has made several solo albums, is a constant on reality television shows, and has been a judge or host on multiple television talent competitions. After his Celebrity Apprentice 3 victory, Bret donated his $640,000 winnings to the American Diabetes Association.
Turning Stone Casino will be rockin’ hard for a Wednesday as Michaels will perform old hits as well as songs off his upcoming collabortion album Good Songs & Great Friends that is due out later this year and features Bret with some of the top artists and players in music including Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Buffett, Edwin McCain, Miley Cyrus, Michael Anthony (Van Halen), Ace Frehley (KISS), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Gary Rossington, Peter Keys & Rickey Medlocke (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Leslie West (Mountain), Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup), Bobby Capps (38 Special), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), C.C. Deville (Poison), and more!
Just three days later on April 6th, Godsmack‘s Sully Erna will be performing at Turning Stone’s showroom as well. Not only has Erna ranked as one of the top Heavy Metal vocalists of all time, he is also an accomplished guitarist and drummer. Although he is best known as being the lead singer and primary songwriter for the metal band, Godsmack, his solo performances have become very popular and usually sell out within weeks of going on sale. Erna’s first solo album, Avalon, came out in the fall of 2010 after two years of composing, recording, and mixing. It utilizes the hypnotic sounds of tribal rhythyms, melodic pianos and cellos, along with Erna’s sometimes haunting vocals.
When Erna isn’t performing in the showroom, keep an eye out for him in the Turning Stone Casino’s Poker Room. Erna is a great poker player having played in the World Series of Poker and has placed in the money multiple times. He recently said that he will be back and ready to play the circuit in 2013 including the 2013 WSOP.