Poison, one of rock’s most high energy and iconic bands, will be performing all their greatest hits as they headline select dates for the first time in over a decade. This Spring will see all four original members, Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall, Rikki Rockett & CC DeVille, join together to play these limited headline dates in the US & Canada.

These select dates will coincide with Poison’s co-headlining tour with Def Leppard and special guest Teslathroughout the Spring and Summer. The first Poison headline date will be Raleigh NC on April 28th, followed by Charlotte NC on April 29th. Huntington WV (May 7th), Albany, NY (May 9th), Rapid City SD (May 26th),and Grand Forks ND (May 27th) have all been added as stand-alone headline dates with several more in the works.

Although they have co-headlined in the past with Def Leppard, Motley Crue and KISS to name a few, these will be their first headline dates in select markets in over ten years. States singer Bret Michaels “I’m really looking forward to the Poison tour. It’s going to be incredible playing all the hits and putting on a hell of a high-energy rock show for the three generations of awesome fans.”

Poison who started as a street level independent band has remained one of the music industry’s top acts, with multi-platinum album sales and sold out tours since first bursting onto the music scene. They have sold over 40 million records and DVDs worldwide, and have charted twelve Top 10 hits and are set to perform some of their greatest hits including Nothin’ But A Good Time, Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Talk Dirty To Me, Unskinny Bop and Something To Believe In.

For more information on the band, visit poisonweb.com.

12 Responses

  1. Great to see Poison getting out there with all of the original members! But I wish they would put out some new material as a band, to go along with this tour. I get that most folks go to their shows to hear the hits from back in the day. But I think that, for you to go on tour, you should be supporting some new music. Like them or not, Poison proved that they could write some pretty catchy tunes back in the day. I liked some of their stuff, and would like to hear some new tunes from the guys. Bands like Def Leppard and Tesla still put out new material (big fan of Tesla!), so why can’t Poison do the same? Come on, guys! Give your fans some new music!

    1. With all due respect Keith, name one good memorable song from Def Leppard’s new album?

      Unless your a newer band, or a band like Ghost, new music is completely not worth it.

    2. OMG, “DR Is Live” are you kidding, Lepp’s latest album is really good. and Keith’s comment is spot-on.

    3. Keith,

      I agree, as I took a lot of heat for liking this “poseur” band.

      I always felt that sometimes less is more when it comes to music. If it is catchy, and sticks in your head, to me, that is the sign of a good song. It doesn’t always have to be complicated, intricate and showcase the musicianship of the players in order to work. In fact, many times, that formula does not always translate in making a hit song, quite the opposite.

      The Beatles are a good example of the less is more philosophy.

      D 🙂

    4. Dana,
      You are so right! I love bands like Dream Theater and Yngwie because of their intricate musicianship, when I am actually listening to them. But, a lot of their songs, do not stick with you. But then you have bands like Poison, AC/DC, and KISS. These guys aren’t revered due to their being awesome musicians, but they have a knack for writing songs with memorable hooks that stick in your head. Hell, AC/DC basically put out the same record for 40+ years! It worked because they had the ability to write good riffs that stuck with you. Like you said, sometimes less is more!

    5. DR showing more love for Ghost!! Right on, I think they are an awesome band, probably my favorite “newer” band out there…

      My wife and I are taking our 10 year old son to this co-headlining tour. It will be our son’s first real rock concert. I think Poison does indeed write catchy tunes. They take a lot of heat for being a crap band with guys who don’t know how to play their instruments, but they wrote catching tunes…and sometimes that enough to be successful….I think they are a fun band to see “live”, and I look forward to seeing them on this tour. I lost interest in Leppard after High & Dry, but my wife likes them. But Tesla is the band that I, personally, am most looking forward to see….

    6. Rattlehead,
      I have heard quite a few people say Ghost is a good new band. I’ve never heard any of their music, but I will check them out. I’ve seen Poison a couple of times, and they do still put on an entertaining show. But, if you’ve never saw Tesla, you are in for a treat! Those guys can still tear it up live. Jeff K. can still sing all of the songs. He reminds me a lot of Sammy H., in that his voice doesn’t seem to get weaker with age. And the rest of band are all first rate musicians. Live I’ve said before, the blues based hard rock has always been my favorite music. And Tesla is probably my favorite band of that type that is still cranking out new music. Hope you enjoy the show!

  2. Something To Believe In… sounds good.

    Would love to hear something from “NATIVE TONGUE” on this tour. “Ride Child Ride,” or maybe “Blind Faith” would be good, would love to hear both songs.

  3. It would also be nice if they did more than the same 10 songs they always do. Like add a few more tracks such as Life Goes On, or Valley of Lost Souls. Saw them in 2003 with no opening act and they still played for just 90 minutes. Saw The Who the same year and they played for over 2 hours.
    When Poison does headline it’s usually a good package with say a Cinderella, or Winger, or Dokken on the bill also. But then Poison only does a 60 minute set.

  4. It will be a fun tour. I will be seeing them in Colorado Springs and Las Vegas. I don’t expect deep cuts from any band. The new tunes from Tesla and Def Leppard are cool. Saw DL last year with REO and Tesla….FYI, we went as a hockey team to the show for a summer get together, I’m the coach. The boys liked Let’s Go, Sugar, Photograph, Man Enough and from Tesla – Little Suzi, Save That Goodness when Phil came out and joined Tesla. They didn’t care for REO….too mellow for them. Anyway, a teenager perspective from them, loved the new and old tunes and quite frankly they didn’t know the new tunes were “new”. BTW, we’ll be going back to Colorado Springs with the players and parents this year….since the parents were so jealous last year. HA! Cheers….

  5. Poison was never my cup of tea, more of a glam band that attracting high school females, but they all still look pretty healthy for doing it since the 80’s and they have made a mark in 80’s metal history none the less.

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