So I guess Poison and Def Leppard are going to tour this summer. That's what was posted on Blabbermouth anyway. I find this amusing since Bret Michaels said over and over and over again that Poison wouldn't be hitting the road this summer.
Now, the tour isn't a done deal but I guess it will probably happen.
Here's the article from Blabbermouth:
POISON frontman Bret Michaels has confirmed that his band is in talks to tour with DEF LEPPARD later in the year. Speaking to CNN about his upcoming activities, Michaels said, "I've got a huge announcement, which actually just happened this morning. DEF LEPPARD and POISON are gonna go out on the road this summer. And the reason that's exciting for me [is] I know it will be the rock tour this summer. POISON and DEF LEPPARD, with all those big hits, being out there, we put out a great show, we've got a huge fan base, but the one thing the fans get, we always keep the ticket prices down and deliver an absolutely awesome, kick-ass rock show. And I look forward to it, because I'm still a fan of music — I'm very passionate about the music I make — and when you can be out on the road with people you like — I've been able to go out with AEROSMITH, KISS, SKYNYRD — and to be out with DEF LEPPARD and POISON this summer, I think that it's gonna be the tour of the summer.
Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought Poison and Def Leppard hated each other? My Glam, all last summer all we heard was insults back and forth.
Now the two groups are going to tour? Egad.
Well, here are my predictions: Ticket sales will be low. Really low. Poison does pull out a good show night after night, but they've toured just about every summer for the past decade and that equals market saturation. I worry in this economy, people won't pay to see them again if they were just through town last summer. I also predict Joe Elliot's voice will be completely shot and he won't be able to belt out the Def Lep hits as required by law. Finally, I think this tour (if it happens) will be picked up by one of the major summer festivals in America. Which one? I cannot say.
Here's my final prediction: when this tour rolls through Ohio, I'll be there. I mean, what can I say? I love Poison and Def Leppard. I also love a good train wreck and with these bands together, something chaotic is bound to happen.