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Ok, So It's Not Glam-A-Geddon (Or However You Spell It)

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 10:13AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments9 Comments

I never understood the Glam-A-Geddon 25 references...since Motley Crue has been around for 30 years but whatever. Bret's jump-the-gun press release from Monday got everyone - including your Glam mistress - confused. Since I not only aim to please but also strive for accuracy, here's Motley's latest release, clarifying the tour name (or lack thereof, actually).

Mötley Crüe TO HEADLINE SUMMER TOUR WITH SUPPORT FROM POISON AND SPECIAL GUESTS NEW YORK DOLLS

SUMMER’S BIGGEST ROCK TOUR KICKS OFF JUNE 7TH IN DALLAS; TICKETS ON SALE STARTING MARCH 11TH

Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2011) – Mötley Crüe, one of the world’s most iconic rock bands, have announced initial details today for their summer headlining tour with support from Poison and special guests New York Dolls (not to be confused with Poison’s solo tour, “Glam-A-Geddon 25”). The official announcement by Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and New York Dolls’ David Johansen was made on the syndicated radio show, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx Tuesday March 1st at 7:00pm local time (check www.sixxsense.com for a list of stations). Additionally, the announcement can be heard on SixxSense.com, iheartradio and on the new Sixx Sense XM 161 Channel. The trek will kick off June 7th in Dallas, TX and hit approximately 40 cities before coming to a close in early August. Tickets will be available to fan club members beginning March 11th and a national on sale starts the weekend of March 18th. All tour information can be found at www.motley.com.

Reader Comments (9)

Right. Everyone thought it was Glam-A-Geddon cuz of what Bret said.

I still happen to LIKE the name, even if they're not going with it.

Maybe they should call it The Motley Poison Dolls Tour.

The poster would be a whak computer generated cartoony photo illustration of a rabble of marching zombie toy dolls with their tongues sticking out and eyes rolled back into their heads just as the tour name describes.

Oh, and they should be waving Bic lighters in the air.

But it duzn't really matter what it's called (or not) when the 3 bands are touring together. It's still Glam-A-Geddon in spirit.

This is the biggest thing to happen to advance the cause of Glam since Allyson started this site!

And now Priest on Idol, too!

Yes!

The Glam Metal Snow Ball continues to Rock and ROLL!
March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Hoping Poisons Glam-a-geddon tour is them and Cinderella.
March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Ugh...I figured it would be in a amphitheater venue but Desert Sky/Cricket here in Phx is just a horrible place to see a show. I've seen Crue and Poison there separately and it's just not the same as an indoor arena. Too bad.

My bigger frustration is the tour in general and how Nikki is all talk. Remember back in the day when he said Crue would never be on the same stage with a band like Poison? I thought it was lame then and even worse now as Crue is selling it as a Poison is supporting them. While I dig both bands, it's clear from recent performances I've seen in recent years Poison is much more equipped to wipe Crue off the stage than vice-versa.
March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHairMetalHero
If that's the case, HairMetalHero, then maybe Vince will go take some voice lessons and actually bother to sing more during the show.

That way Motley Crue can ensure they won't be taking any potential threat from Poison, real or perceived, lying down.

I still say it's gonna make for better performances out of both bands because of the natural rivalry that may occur between them.
March 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy, why would Vince start trying now? He's been shown up by every band that has opened for them for who knows how long now. Except for Theory of a Deadman. They were pretty terrible.
March 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJT
with 40 dates in about 58 days hitting nearly every major market, when exactly is Poison's solo tour supposed to take place?
March 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWill
Will:

The article that I read on SleazeRoxx.com says that Poison will hit the road to headline their own shows starting on May 25th in Tupelo, MS. Then, they'll play a few more headlining shows in late May/early June before kicking off the tour with Motley Crue on June 7th. So, it doesn't appear that this so-called "Glam-A-Geddon" tour will last very long (what, five dates tops?) because once the big Motley/Poison tour is completed, Bret will be right back on the road doing his solo shows at the small club venues that he likes to play.
March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephen
Well, according to his own MySpace page, Bret's playing solo shows right up to May 28th, and then jumping onto the Motley tour basically right away... which certainly doesn't leave a lot of time to slot in any extra Poison shows on top of the dates that have already been confirmed, and leaves him no time to rest his throat if they did.

I love Bret to bits, but I'm kind of mystified as to why he's doing this to himself. I know that he never seems to want to LOOK tired, but surely it's very bad advertising for his band (BmB or Poison) if the singer SOUNDS tired. It's got less to do with work-ethic and more to do with simply giving the audience the best show possible. In the world of the internet, word-of-mouth reviews can spread across the globe in a day.

For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure that the last Metallica tour never did more than two dates in a row so that James could rest his pipes.
March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKiki Chrome
The so-called "Glam-A-Geddon" solo dates have been officially added to Bret Michaels' website. It says that Poison will be flying solo for three shows prior to the tour with Motley Crue kicking off. It begins May 25th in Tupelo, then on to Rockfest in Arkansas on May 27th, and Rocklahoma on May 29th.
March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephen

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