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Poison Announces Summer Tour with Cheap Trick, Pop Evil 

It's happening, ya'll. Poison is hitting the road this summer. Here's the official release about the tour with Cheap Trick and Pop Evil. I saw a lot of buzz about this online yesterday.

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 6, 2018) -- Music fans wanting a little variety with their summer tour package will get that very thing with the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour. Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will be joined by CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL on its trek across the U.S. this summer.

Produced by Live Nation, tickets for various cities will go on sale starting Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10. Each band will be offering their own exclusive VIP packages and meet & greet opportunities beginning February 6 at 12pm local time. POISON will be offering direct-to-fan access to the best seats in the house via their own exclusive pre-sales at for access to exclusive content, ticket pre-sales and VIP packages. VIP Packages for CHEAP TRICK will be available for all dates, details for which can be found at POP EVIL will also be offering VIP meet & greets at For more information about the “Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour, please visit

The bands are fired up to make the journey across the U.S. together. Bret Michaels, POISON lead singer and noted philanthropist says, “The all original POISON is headlining again this summer. It’s going to be a mega concert and party combined. We will be playing all the hits and bringing high energy rock and roll good times. I promise this will be awesome. My friends CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL will be joining us as well as some special guests on select dates. Again, I know all the bands with all the hits will be giving 1000%!!! Over the last years, POISON has got to co-headline with some great bands:  Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few, but I promise again, C.C., Bobby, Rikki and myself together will bring NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME!!!”

Check out the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour at any of the following stops.
May 18 - Irvine, CA - Five Points Amphitheatre
May 19 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint *
May 20 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort *
May 22 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
May 23 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
May 25 - Kansas City, KS - Sprint Center
May 26 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
May 31 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre
Jun. 02 - Dallas, TX - Toyota Pavilion at Irving Music Factory *
Jun. 03 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
Jun. 05 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre *
Jun. 07 - Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Jun. 08 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre *
Jun. 09 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
Jun. 10 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center *
Jun. 12 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center *
Jun. 13 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheatre
Jun. 14 - Hartford, CT - The Xfinity Theatre
Jun. 15 - Gilford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion
Jun. 17 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live *
Jun. 19 - Toronto, ON - The Budweiser Stage
Jun. 21 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach *
Jun. 22 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jun. 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center *
Jun. 24 - Allentown, PA - PPL Center
* POISON, CHEAP TRICK, to be announced

Reader Comments (13)

Awesome! Fun!!! I’m in! Very much hope Poison scratch a little deeper in the catalog and give true fans what they want with setlist. Scrap those filler cover tunes.

Plus, give Cheap Trick 75 minutes to sufficiently get things rocking. I’ll be pissed if they get only 40-45 minutes.
February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKixchix
I will have to find a way to get great seats at one of these shows
February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
Sez Bret: “We will be playing all the hits and bringing high energy rock and roll good times. I promise this will be awesome”
Gary’s translation: “ we’ll be snoring through the exact same set list we’ve done for the last 20 years”
February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGary
100% true, Gary!

Until they put a little effort into their shows, I have no desire to see Poison again. And because I've seen Cheap Trick open for every band under the sun over the past 10 years, Pop Evil becomes the highlight of this bill.

No thanks!
February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSteve
Ummmm.... "SUMMER" tour ? Summer begins June 21 according to the Roman Calendar :)

WIll wait to see the set list of the first show before purchasing anything to this.
February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
What Gary and Steve said. I wil probably pass given it will be the same setlist of 8 songs + 2 covers + 2 boring solos. Poison will play max 1 hour, though I have some sympathy for that given Bret’s diabetes. Now if Bret would have said “ we can’t wait to rock n roll for you and as a special treat will be playing the entire Open Up album front to back” ... i would pay for front row. Or the Cat album of course. Argh, this could be so epic, but it wil be so predictable ... prove me wrong Rikki, Bobby and CC!
February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSteverox
You're almost right, Steve. Pop Evil is the highlight of this tour, no doubt about it! Boring old cheap trick & the bluegrass version of poison.
February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBkallday
I'm just going to assume Poison is sticking with the same setlist, I can go on and on about wanting to hear Back To The Rocking Horse or Love On The Rocks, but I know at this point it's a 99% chance that it is not going to happen. That being sad, I've seen em twice and will most likely buy lawn tickets to this one because whether or not you like the greatest hits setlist, they still put on a hell of a show and it's a really fun time. I've seen Cheap Trick a couple times the last two years and they have been pretty good, and I've yet to see Pop Evil who I've loved since their first album came out, so this might be a pretty fun show.

Ps: Bret, I'm coming to the show regardless, but if you guys don't pull out some deep cuts I personally will not purchase any "Roses and Thornes" perfume, dog sweaters, or granola bars. I need to save my money for the Gene Simmons vault experience.
February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDj
I bought 8th row tix for the Cincinnati show, almost just because they were cheap. Pop Evil is HORRIBLE. The rumor was Nelson was going to be the opener, so I'm not quite sure what happened there, but Pop Evil means I can just show up late. Cheap Trick is always great, but I am sure Poison will just sleep-walk through the same 10 songs, in order, that theyve done for 15 years in a row.
February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
First of all, as much as I love Poison, it is laughable that Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Cheap Trick, are opening when, clearly, it should be the other way around.

Still, I may catch them at Jones Beach or in Atlanta but BK nails it with his description of Poison with a more hickofied Brett Michaels as the Bluegrass version of Poison, haha!!

I DO, however, disagree with BK that Cheap Trick is boring when they are anything but.

AND all who have commented about Poison needing to expand their set list, you couldn’t be more right.
February 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
$60 for lawn seats in dallas? i’ll wait for the groupon.
February 8, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterstu
my bad, $45 for lawn. $70 for back 4-5 row of seats. i’ll still wait for groupon though. and pop evil is not at each show, dallas still lists tba, so maybe there is a chance for nelson.
February 8, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterstu
That "bluegrass" comment had me laughing, bkallday.

That said, we diverge on one point: in any just universe, Cheap Trick would be the headliner, allowing the Bun-less ones to stretch out a bit.
February 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHim

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