Glam-A-Gedon. The name pretty much says it all. Poison, Motley Crue and the New York Dolls will tour together and they've named the tour...Glam-A-Gedon.
Maybe the single worst name for a tour in the history of, well, tours. But I digress.
Bret Michaels broke the news of the tour during a taping of the CNN show Piers Morgan Tonight. Bret taped the interview yesterday but the show will actually air tomorrow night (but this may change because the show schedule shifted after the surprise Charlie Sheen interview last night, so check your listings). So anyway, Bret officially spilled the beans and announced the tour. It will basically start at the end of May. In fact, Poison and Motley Crue will both play Rocklahoma. Tickets for the tour go on sale March 18. Tour dates will be announced tonight on SixxSense.com.
Now that the housekeeping is out of the way, here are my thoughts: I am not surprised and I even find myself a little apathetic to the entire situation. I don't think I'm alone. Our friend and reader Kenny Ozz even said to me "I don't like it [the tour] simply because that means Poison will play the same goddamn 10 songs they do every show."
I can't disagree.
While seeing Poison and Motley together is probably as Glam as it gets, I can't help but wonder if both shows will be diluted. Sets will be shortened and we all know that Kenny is right. Poison won't be adding any different songs to their set. If anyone is listening from the Poison camp, I strongly urge the band to play Open Up and Say...Ah!! from start to finish. That would help the set fatigue issue and would pay tribute to the album and give fans what they want. As for Motley? Well, I don't know. I'd tell them to drop "Kickstart My Heart" from the set for starters.
I don't think this tour will be a very long one. I'm thinking one month - max. Backstage would be awesome though...and can you imagine the egos?
I've never seen the New York Dolls. Seeing them would be way cool - without them there would be no Motley.
Live Nation better get with the program on ticket prices. Gas is going up, up, up in America and it will probably be high all summer. Charge too much for tickets and fans will blanche. I don't plan on traveling for this tour but if it comes to my area of Ohio (or the tri-state area), I'll go. Poison shows are always a tried and true sign of summer. Motley is always fun - even if Vince skips every other word when he sings. It's either the realist - or the cynical - in me that wonders how much Nikki Sixx and Motley are getting paid for this tour. I mean, money talks right? And Nikki said over and over he would never tour with Poison. And now he is. Never say never I guess.
So, what are your thoughts on this tour?