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Poison Will Headline Carb Day

Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments9 Comments

Poison will headline the Coors Light Carb Day concert on May 24 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Carb Day is part of the lead-up festivities to the Indianapolis 500.

The concert, free with Coors Light Carb Day admission of $20, will take place on the Coors Light Stage in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield. Coors Light Carb Day tickets are available now.

The 2013 Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 26.

I wonder if this means Poison is going out on tour for sure this summer? It's possible this is just a one-off booking, but I suspect the band will use this large-scale show as an official tour kickoff. Time will tell.

Reader Comments (9)

I hope they will tour. Probably have the same setlist as the last ten years but still fun to see.
February 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteroper8n
No thanks. Same old boring setlist for the last 10+ year. Yawn. There was a time I used to hit every Poison show within 250 miles. Now I wouldnt walk across the street to see them.
February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Seriously, guys. Why don't they realize to mix up their set list more? This conversation is pretty much flogging a dead horse at this point, but what the h*ll!!!
February 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Theyre lazy. They just show up, play the 8 songs, and go home and cash the check. Its become a sick joke. Their stage show is even lackluster now. No pyro or nuthin.
February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
never say never, they could surprise us (fingers crossed).
February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterT
i wonder who else is playing? hopefully they release some more stuff original stuff. but if it was a summer tour id be happy to see it, they tore it up with motley and the new york dolls
February 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj
Kenny O! I know, man. Still, C.C. brings it AND tears it up every time. I think it's his commitment to never halfa*s a show again after that notorious flame out on the MTV Video Music Awards or whatever it was back in the early 90's.

That was when he more or less demonstrated "extremely erratic behavior", essentially destroying the band right on stage in front of a ginormous international television audience numbering in the 10's of millions.

DJ! I saw that tour with Crüe and the Dolls (read my review here) and you are right -- Poison frickin' tore it up. Now if they would just have a little more self regard when it comes to their set list and new studio recordings.

Still, like "T" says, one can always hope!
February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Like DLR said, Hope isn't a strategy . . . she's a stripper in Albuquerque (and so is Faith).

Poison butters their bread these days with a show aimed straight towards the middle of the road. Keep long-time sorta' fans interested, draw in some who know the choruses, and keep those "Rock of Whatever" fans (fashionably "Forever 21-meets-Hot Topic with more cash" even if they haven't seen the backside of that number in at least as many years) coming back, colored cowboy hats in tow.

Poison is glam, granted. But they never really did much beyond the first album. And, even then, they were riding a whole lot of coattails during last call on the Strip. If not for Crue, no Poison (style-wise). If not for Hanoi, no Poison (music and style-wise). If not for Bea Arthur, no C.C. (fashion and hair-wise). Even BM's head wrap seems uninspired next to Meine's and Johnson's floppies.

If they had pitched it towards the low end and stayed there, L.A. Guns with some(!) stability, they would have developed more cred. But they were a victim of their own success . . . too late to the party and too meh to really develop a plan to pull out of the grunge slide (self-inflicted and otherwise). So they are a "hits" band now.

And so what? No one is trading bootlegs of their shows (are they?). They have a niche, they know it, and they wait around till BM calls (the singer, not the bodily issue). Some make drums, some do other things. Good for them. Extending a brand that really has survived far longer than it should have.

Gotta' go . . . I have a dub-step version of "Every Rose" waiting for me on the HiFi.
February 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHim
Hahaha!!!, HIM! You've outdone yourself! Bea Arthur! Dub Step version of "Every Rose"! Priceless stuff!

p.s. Don't forget, that first album owes a lot to Sex Pistols (C.C.'s riffs nicked from Steve Jones riffs nicked from Thunders' riffs), New York Dolls (Johnny Thunder's riffs) and Cheap Trick (C.C. told Rick Nielsen that "Talk Dirty To Me" is a direct cop of Cheap Trick's "She's Tight" -- compare and I'm sure you'll agree). Interestingly, Crüe also sights the Pistols, The Dolls AND Cheap Trick as major influences, and one can definitely draw comparisons examining the first albums by both Poison and Crüe, as both of those records are huge Swarovski crystal encrusted monoliths at the top of Glam Metal Mountain!
February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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