Whaaaat?! Did you ever think you’d see the words “Poison”, “original lineup”, and “new tour” together in a single sentence ever again?! You’re not crazy – Poison, the American Rock Band that hit the height of their success in the 1980’s has some pretty big news and you are going to love it!! The band has announced their first headline tour in more than a decade, with their original band lineup, detailing 6 separate shows for their 2017 North American tour that will feature bands Def Leppard and Tesla. The Poison lineup features all original bands members – singer Bret Michaels, guitarist CC DeVille, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett.
The last time Poison took to the live stage for a tour was back in 2012, for their Rock of Ages tour with Lita Ford and Def Leppard, though it did not include the original band lineup. At the time, Bret Michaels was off on a solo tour to promote his new solo album at the time, while Rikki Rockett was working on forming his own rock band, Devil City Angels. His band eventually formed in 2014 with guitarist Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), bassist Eric Brittingham (Cinderella) and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Brandon Gibbs (Cheap Thrill).
The last tour the band did with their original lineup was the 1990/1991 Flesh & Blood World Tour, where they spent two years together on the road as a band. After that tour, band members found themselves at each other’s throats for varying reasons, from drug addictions to personal differences, and have not done a tour with their original lineup since. Get the 2017 tour dates right here at BON, and tell us in the comments section below if you’ll be heading to one of the 6 Poison headline shows this year!
April 28, 2017 – Raleigh, NC
april 29, 2017 – Charlotte, NC
May 07, 2017 – Huntington Big Sandy Superstore Arena, WV
May 09, 2017 – Albany, NY
May 26, 2017 – Rapid City, SD
May 27, 2017 – Grand Forks, ND
Check out video from Poison’s last live tour (1990, New Haven, CT) below: