Poison's Bret Michaels says tour with Cheap Trick will literally be "nothing but a good time"

Written by on May 18, 2018

Courtesy of Live NationPoison and Cheap Trick kick off their Nothin’ but a Good Time 2018 tour tonight in Irvine, California, with modern rockers Pop Evil set to open most of the shows. The trek, which wraps up July 1 in Hollywood, Florida, marks the second time the two veteran rock acts will hit the road together, following a 2009 tour.

Poison frontman Bret Michaels tells ABC Radio that he’s “a big fan” of Cheap Trick, and is excited to play with the power-pop legends again.

“These guys are still rocking it, they’re still relevant, they’re keeping it real,” Michaels declares. “And what I love about them most is that they have just incredible songs. When you think about ‘Surrender’…’Dream Police’…'[I] Want You to Want Me,’ and so many others.”

Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander tells ABC Radiot he expects rock fans to flock to their shows, “because it’s a good package.” He adds, “We’ve done this before with Poison and it’s always been a good time.”

Michaels says he’s also a fan of Pop Evil, noting, “They’ve…got a great catalog of songs…and I think they’ve got a lot of diversity in their music.”

The thing Bret says he’s most excited about, though, “is getting out there live onstage [and] putting on an unbelievably great show.”

He adds, “On a very personal note, I’m looking forward to getting together with [Poison guitarist] C.C. [DeVille, drummer] Rikki [Rockett] and [bassist] Bobby [Dall], and heading out on the road…It truly will be a ‘Nothing but a Good Time’ tour.”

Michaels also says he loves performing for Poison’s “three generations of amazing, amazing fans,” and describes their live show as “an absolute party.”

Here are all of the Nothing but a Good Time tour dates:

5/18 — Irvine, CA, Five Points Amphitheatre
5/19 — Las Vegas, NV, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
5/20 — Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino*
5/22 — West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
5/23 — Denver, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
5/25 — Kansas City, KS, Sprint Center
5/26 — St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
5/29 — Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheatre
6/2 — Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
6/3 — The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/5 — Atlanta, GA, Verizon Amphitheatre
6/7 — Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
6/8 — Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/9 — Chicago, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
6/10 — Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
6/12 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
6/13 — Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheatre
6/14 — Hartford, CT, The Xfinity Theatre
6/15 — Gilford, NH, Bank of NH Pavilion
6/17 — Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
6/19 — Toronto, ON, Canada, The Budweiser Stage
6/21 — Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
6/22 — Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
6/23 — Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
6/24 — Allentown, PA, PPL Center
6/26 — Darien Lake, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater
6/29 — St. Petersburg, FL, Al Lang Stadium
6/30 — Jacksonville, FL, Daily’s Place
7/1 — Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Event Center*

* = Pop Evil not on the bill.

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