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Bret Michaels on Poison Reunion: ‘We Haven’t Killed Each Other Yet’

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Poison singer Bret Michaels has posted a picture of the band together in the studio, and assured fans that their 2017 reunion tour will go ahead as planned.

Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett are gearing up for their first U.S. road trip since 2012. The singer’s focus on his solo career, along with the other members’ creation of side-project the Special Guests, had made it look doubtful that the original quartet would ever tour together again.

The situation was compounded after drummer Rockett was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, leading Michaels to say it was possible that they’d played their last show. “Hopefully we’ll continue to do it in the future,” he said last year. “But if not, it was a great journey and a great time.”

In a new lighthearted message on his website, Michaels wrote, “Rocking hard, feeling great. Haven’t killed each other yet, this tour is happening.”

Meanwhile, Michaels has announced the release of a solo single titled “Jorja Bleu” on April 7. He described it as an “emotionally charged” song, inspired by a conversation with his youngest daughter, who asked him, “What if I fall?” He replied, “What if you fly?”

“This is a man sharing his trials and tribulations in such a way that he hopes to inspire his daughter to chase her dreams with no apologies, while keeping her feet planted firmly on the ground,” Michaels said.

Poison’s upcoming U.S. tour with Def Leppard and Tesla starts on April 8 and runs until June 6. You can buy Def Leppard and Poison tickets now.

Def Leppard / Poison / Tesla 2017 Tour Dates
4/8 Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
4/10 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre *
4/12 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
4/14 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
4/15 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
4/17 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
4/19 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
4/21 St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
4/22 Sioux Falls, SD – Sanford Premier Center
4/24 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
4/26 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center **
4/27 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
4/29 Ft Myers, FL – Fort Rock ***
4/30 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville ***
5/2 Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
5/3 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
5/5 Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
5/6 Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion ***
5/24 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
5/26 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma ***
5/27 San Antonio, TX – River City Rockfest ***
5/29 Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena
5/31 Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
6/2 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place *
6/3 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome *
6/6 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena *
6/7 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
6/9 Seattle, WA – White River Amph
6/10 Portland, OR – Moda Center
6/12 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
6/14 Ontario, CA – Citizens Bank Arena
6/16 San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
6/17 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
6/19 Salt Lake City, UT – ASANA Amphitheatre
6/21 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center **
6/22 St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/24 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/25 Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
* Def Leppard only
** Def Leppard and Poison only
*** Def Leppard festival dates

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