BRET MICHAELS: POISON Will ‘Do Another Big Stadium And Arena Tour In 2025’

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During an engaging conversation on the Rock Legends Cruise XI on February 25, Bret Michaels shared his excitement about reuniting POISON for a grand tour in 2025. He revealed that the iconic band, comprising original members C.C DeVille on guitar, Bobby Dall on bass, Rikki Rockett on drums, and himself, plans to hit the stadiums and arenas again, following their successful run in the 2022 “Stadium Tour” with rock legends MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, and Joan Jett.

Bret expressed his deep connection with his bandmates, tracing their friendship back to junior high. He credited his longstanding relationship with Bobby, Rikki, and C.C as the foundation of their success and highlighted the unforgettable experience of performing alongside top-tier bands like DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE, and Joan Jett. Bret described the “Stadium Tour” as an electrifying party, showcasing POISON’s commitment to delivering high-energy performances.

Aside from his solo career, Bret looks forward to POISON’s group activities, aiming to schedule 35 to 40 shows together, balancing band tours with his solo projects.

POISON’s journey has been filled with memorable tours, including the “Nothin’ But A Good Time” tour in 2018 with CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL, and their last major tour with DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE, and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, which was delayed multiple times from 2020 to 2022 due to unforeseen circumstances.

Despite releasing their last album of new material in 2002, titled “Hollyweird,” and a covers album “Poison’d” in 2007, the band faces challenges in producing new music. The members’ commitments and personal life, alongside health concerns as they age, have made it difficult to commit to a new studio album. Bobby Dall expressed a desire for new music but acknowledged the hurdles in making it happen.

Rikki Rockett shared insights into the band’s hesitancy towards new music, noting that fans often prefer classic hits over new tracks, a challenge even for legendary bands like THE ROLLING STONES. Despite this, Rikki believes in the importance of creating new material for the band and their die-hard fans.

In recent years, tensions arose within POISON due to Bret Michaels’ focus on his solo career, leading to a hiatus from band tours. Rikki Rockett voiced his mixed feelings, wishing for Bret to succeed while also desiring more focus on POISON, emphasizing the need for a balance between individual pursuits and the band’s collective goals.

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