Poison is putting a real thorn in their touring plans after The Stadium Tour wraps up in September. Although the 80s hair metal act saw a real rise in exposure from the massive national trek, appearing nightly alongside headliners Def Leppard and Motley Crue, it might still be three years away. before we can see them on stage again.
Speaking to radio host Eddie Trunk for his SiriusXM show, “Trunk Nation” on Aug. 1, frontman Bret Michaels explained, “I’m just saying that ’25 is probably when Poison will put on a huge world tour and will go back and be amazing. And it will be great.”
You could give the guy a pass for needing a break from the 36-date, three-month stadium tour. Michaels, who is diabetic, was even hospitalized at the start of the trek, reportedly due to a reaction to “bad medication”, forcing Poison to miss the Nashville appointment.
But, in fact, he has other plans. As Michaels told Trunk, there’s a Party Gras tour to go to. Yes, the Fat Party. Originally scheduled for 2022, before knowing that the Stadium Tour would be postponed for two years due to the pandemic, the party will now start in 2023.
“With everything going on in the world, we didn’t know if the Stadium Tour was going to happen. [ahead]. I prayed every day – I say to myself: ‘I hope it will be ok’. I’ve been waiting for 20 years,” Michaels told Trunk. “But for me, this year we were going to do the Party Gras Tour. I put together something amazing, and now we’re going to launch it in 23. And when I tell you what it is and how we designed it with everyone, it’s an amazing amphitheater tour that’s just going to be… I think it’s going to be crazy and it’s going to be the “all thriller, no filler” summer party. And you’ll know what I mean when he hits the stage. It’s really an exciting idea.”
Expanding further, Michaels explained that the Party Gras tour will focus on his one-man band, but there could be surprises with additional acts lined up. “It would be my own group, in 23,” he said. “We know [who the other acts are]; we don’t want to say it yet. …Like I said, it’s all thriller, no filler, all original singer, just hits that will just roll. Really, when I use the words “just a good vibe” or “just a good time,” it’s going to be that kind of night. And we only pick select dates at all amphitheaters, Live Nation amphitheaters, and then take it to festivals and everything that goes with it.”
The stadium tour now runs until September 9. Get tickets here.
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