POISON DRUMMER RIKKI ROCKETT SAYS HE IS STILL WAITING TO HEAR ABOUT THE STATUS OF “THE STADIUM TOUR”
Poison drummer Rikki Rockett says that he is waiting to hear from concert promoter Live Nation about a possible postponement of the band’s The Stadium Tour with, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
During an appearance on AXS TV’s At Home And Social With… earlier this week, Rockett stated (per blabbermouth.net) about how he and his bandmates have been spending their coronavirus downtime (see video below): “Right now we’re just all focused on hunkering down and waiting for the word — whatever the word’s gonna be, and who is it gonna be from? Is it our governor? Is it a bunch of governors? Is it the president? Is it [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony] Fauci? Who’s gonna tell us what’s going on? I’m waiting for Live Nation to tell me what’s going on. [Laughs]”
Asked about the running order for The Stadium Tour, with Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts having been added to the bill this past January, Rikki said, “We are in the opening slot, and Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard, are flip-flopping. And Joan Jett’s before us, and them Tuk is before her. So, it’s quite a long day, but it’s hits — I mean, hits, hits, hits, hits. [Laughs] ‘Show us your hits’ — that’s what the tour should be called. [Laughs]”
On May 1st, Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts released a joint statement saying that their goal was to “have an official update to everyone by June 1st outlining exactly how” they will proceed.
The Stadium Tour is currently scheduled to begin on June 18th in Jacksonville, Florida.
It’s not happening…No official cancellation has occurred yet cuz of insurance coverage issues related to all parties involved. I think it’s gonna be a matter of “who blinks first” for this to be officially cancelled, but it will get cancelled.
I certainly hope so, I have tickets, and none of us feel safe attending. The admittance was not cheap, so I pray Live Nation does the right thing.
Yeah I thought it was odd that they were saying they were still trying to figure this out. As Eddie said recently, tours in the fall are already being cancelled (Krokus US tour.) My Kix show was postponed until October. Alice Cooper/Lita Ford/Telsa June show-gone. I understand but they are piling up. Will be lucky to attend any club shows this fall.
I feel bad for the fans because they were looking forward to this. However, I dont feel the slightest sympathy for Motley Crue since they scammed thier fans with that phony “no more touring” contract B.S.
I might have considered attending if they werent in the lineup.
In my town in Ohio our governor is opening up bars and restaurants by May 21st – not sure in limits but I play in a rockabilly band and we had 2 shows booked for the 23rd and 30th – both venues contacted us today to say they are going to have us play those dates – I would love to hear if other local venues are having bands back in late May –
Just found out our June dates are going to be honored as well –