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The White Lion Rumors...

I'm sure many of you have heard the rumors about White Lion getting kicked off the Poison/RATT summer tour. This afternoon I called Sideways Media, the marketing firm handling Poison's tour. I also called ARM Entertainment, the management company that books White Lion.

Sideways Media was much more helpful, and not surprisingly so. While the marketing representative couldn't elaborate on the White Lion situation, she did give me some invaluable information regarding White Lion and Rocklahoma. Apparently, the Rocklahoma shows for Poison, RATT and White Lion were all booked as a tour stop, and therefore inked under the contract deal. If White Lion is, in fact, off the tour, then they will also not play Rocklahoma.

The agent with ARM Entertainment would simply say that a press release on the matter will be released Monday.

Infer what you will.

The controversy stems over the use of the name White Lion, and the band has been down this road before. Singer Mike Tramp and former guitarist Vito Bratta own the name. As such, Tramp formed a new band known as Tramp's White Lion. A couple years ago, Bratta sued over the name before a new version of the band embarked on a club tour. All signs point to the same situation here.

Stand by people. I'm on the press list to get a release when -- and if-- one is issued regarding the matter.

Reader Comments (4)

It will be interesting to see how this all unfolds.
I hope White Lion still plays at Rocklahoma!
June 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I could care less. White Lion was OK, but not good enough to want to see a version that is Mike Tramp and some other guys.

If there's one band I'd love to see on the bill, it's Extreme. I know that can't happen, but it would beat the hell out of White Lion if it did.
June 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
I saw the Columbus, OH stop for Poison and was dissapointed White Lion could not show. If I knew they would not show i would have went to Def Leppard instead. White Lion rocks, end of story.
July 3, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChuck Whaley
as you now know..White Lion DID play rocklahoma. Your orig. post was pretty uninformed as the Rocklahoma stop originally had WL booked on SUNDAY...but with the Poison tour inked (later withdrawn), they moved WL to Friday to accommodate the tour.

WL played as Scheduled Fri July 13.
August 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterInformed

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