Bret Michaels (Poison) Finishing Up New Inspirational Book “Bet On Yourself: Don’t Crash & Burn… Crash & Learn”

Bret Michaels (Poison) has revealed that he is currently finishing up his new inspirational book, “Bet On Yourself: Don’t Crash & Burn… Crash & Learn.” That effort is expected to be released in fall 2023. Here’s a description of it:

“The book will serve as a motivational, inspirational and entrepreneurial guide where Bret will take readers on a journey, highlighting lessons, pulling from highs and lows of his own life in an effort to realize the unbroken fighting spirit in all of us.”

Bret Michaels Reissues His “Salute To Poison” Album

Poison frontman Bret Michaels has reissued his 2001 album “A Salute To Poison – Show Me Your Hits.” The effort has been remastered and it features new artwork. Several songs have been remixed as well.

“A Salute To Poison – Show Me Your Hits” Track Listing:

01. “Nothin’ But A Good Time”
02. “Fallen Angel”
03. “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”
04. “Look What The Cat Dragged In”
05. “Talk Dirty To Me”
06. “Something To Believe In”
07. “I Want Action”
08. “Unskinny Bop”
09. “Stand”
10. “So Tell Me Why”
11. “Doin’ As I Seen On My TV”

Fans can purchase the album on CD and purple/black splatter vinyl HERE.

Bret Michaels (Poison) Premieres “Back In The Day” Music Video

Bret Michaels (Poison) has premiered a new song titled “Back In The Day.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Michaels commented:

“‘Back In The Day’ is truly a modern-day throwback to a feel-good road-trip anthem. The video reflects the feel of early MTV videos with green screen, pop-up captions and never-before-seen photos and original Hi-8 images of my youth. It is a song that truly reflects on great times and pays homage to the radio stations and DJs that cranked up the music while bringing us great songs that have withstood the test of time, songs that all my friends and I would sing along to then and now. Music is a universal language meant to unite us, not divide us, and that is exactly what this song is about. It’s also a hell of a lot of fun to sing along to, as is the video to watch as it weaves a story of my life and the music that rocked it!”

Michaels’ guitarist and music director Pete Evick added:

“It’s been a long time coming, I’ve had this track sitting in my hard drive for months just dying to let everyone hear it. I can’t explain the amount of fun me and Bret had recording this song. As always Bret pushes the boundaries and really makes me get creative and innovative with production. Trying to encompass elements from the 70’s, 80,s 90’s, and also still feel current and modern was the goal with everything about this song,” he explained. “I think we got it! Meri Schaefer sings those amazing harmonies in the chorus and Norman Voss kicks out some heavy guitar throughout the song.”

Bret Michaels (Poison) To Release New Single “Back In The Day” This Month

Bret Michaels (Poison) will be releasing a new song/video, titled “Back In The Day,” on January 18. The frontman previously told KSHE 95’s Guy “Favazz” Favazza the following about the track:

“[It’s] a throwback road-trip anthem. I was driving in the car, and I’m driving along the beach, and as I’m writing this down… I do this crazy TikTok thing, and I show people how I write music. I said, ‘Don’t fear it.’ I’m laying a beat, I’m playing the guitar. And I’m, like, [sings] ‘Back in the day, radio played our favorite songs the DJs’d say.’ And crank it up. And it all hit me, and the song just fell together. It’s just a good-vibe song.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Poison’s Bret Michaels Announces Dates For 2023 “Parti-Gras” Tour With Night Ranger And Jefferson Starship

Poison’s Bret Michaels has officially announced the dates for his upcoming “Parti-Gras” tour. The trek will find the frontman performing with numerous special guests each night including Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Steve Augeri (ex-Journey), and more. Night Ranger and Jefferson Starship will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/13 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
07/15 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
07/16 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/21 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/22 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
07/23 Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
07/28 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/29 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/30 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
08/04 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
08/05 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
08/06 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

Michaels commented:

“I created ‘Parti-Gras’ as a sincere and grateful thank you to the fans, friends, and family who have rocked with me over the years. I promise to deliver positive energy, live, raw, real music, and all the bands will deliver sing-a-long hit after hit songs. Your voice will be hoarse after an epic, big, fun stage show.”

Poison’s Bret Michaels Planning “Parti-Gras” Tour With Night Ranger And Jefferson Starship

Poison’s Bret Michaels has revealed that is planning to hit the road on a special “Parti-Gras” tour next year. Dates for the trek are still pending, but the frontman says he will be performing with numerous special guests including Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Steve Augeri (ex-Journey), and more. Night Ranger and Jefferson Starship will open.

Michaels said the following about the tour during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”:

“We have special mystery guests. Every single night there’ll be someone on that stage. I can’t tell you exactly who it is, but if you’ve ever looked at everyone who’s been on stage — I’ve had everyone from Jimmy Page to Jimmy Buffett to Paul Stanley — you don’t know who it’s gonna be, but we’re gonna bring someone out and they’re just gonna come out at the end of the night and we’re gonna do their song.

This is a true giveback. I don’t want to say throwback, ’cause we’re living in the here and now, but it’s a throwback to a great time and a giveback to the fans. Everyone’s gonna leave there going — hopefully they’ll remember it, and if you remember it, it was awesome. So if you do remember it the next day after a good time, it’s an amazing, amazing concert.”

He went on to say that 12 shows are booked, but he is open to doing more:

“I would love to add more. So what happens is there’s a lot of independent promoters in there that I wanna respect. It just won’t be exactly this version. So in different cities, I custom created it for those cities and those shows and it’s gonna be unbelievable. I’ve got some country artists on one. I’ve had some big country artists out with us that all of a sudden come out and we’re doing one of their songs. They’re doing ‘Nothin But A Good Time’ or ‘Unbroken’ or a solo song, but no matter what… Knowing me, you know what I mean. I wanna be the quintessential host. I want people to feel welcomed.

There’s a lot that goes on to make sure that those bands… When you’re live, you’ve gotta make sure they have the right mic, they soundcheck, they feel good. But the one thing I said on this entire tour, I said, no egos, no attitudes — we work with every single person here. I wanna try to work together so it’s an incredible show. I designed a stage so everyone has a huge amount of stage room. Every band can use all the sound, all the lights — everything we’ve got, they can have it. The only thing you can’t oversupply is the cryo and the pyro, because the tanks run out.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Bret Michaels Says Poison’s Next Tour May Not Happen Until 2025, Teases “Party Gras'” Solo Tour

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Poison’s Bret Michaels revealed that “The Stadium Tour” might be the band’s last tour until 2025. Despite this, the frontman is still planning a special “Party Gras” solo tour for 2023.

Michaels said the following:

“For me, next year, I put it off this year, because we didn’t know this year… With everything going on in the world, we didn’t know if ‘The Stadium Tour’ was gonna go [ahead in 2022]. I prayed every day — I’m, like, ‘I hope this goes. I’ve been waiting since ’20.’ First words out of my mouth besides thanking the fans and the bands and the crew, I go, ‘I’ve been waiting two, almost three years for this’ [since] we announced ‘The Stadium Tour’. But for me, this year we were gonna do the ‘Party Gras’ tour. I put together something incredible, and now we’re gonna launch that in ’23. And when I tell you what this is and the way we’ve designed it with everybody, it’s an incredible amphitheater tour that’s just gonna be — I think it’s gonna be insane and gonna be the ‘all thriller, no filler’ summer party. And you’ll know what I mean when it hits the stage. It’s really an exciting idea.”

“This would be my own band, in ’23. I’m just saying ’25 is probably when POISON will put a humongous world tour together and go back out and be incredible. And it’ll be awesome. My ‘Party Gras’, this entire amphitheater thing we’re doing and festival, as soon as we knew we were doing ‘The Stadium Tour’, we moved that to ’23 and we got to do ‘The Stadium Tour’, which is incredible.”

He also added the following about the “Party Gras” lineup:

“We [already] know [who it is]; we just don’t wanna say it yet. When you see the concept I wrote up… Like I said, it’s all-thriller, no-filler, all-original-singer, nothing but hits that just is gonna roll. Truly when I use the words ‘nothing but a good vibe’ or ‘nothing but a good time’, it is gonna be that kind of night. And we’re only pick select dates in all the amphitheaters, Live Nation amphitheaters, and then take it out to the festivals and everything along with it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Poison’s Bret Michaels Announces “Rags To Rescue” TV Show

Poison’s Bret Michaels has announced a new TV show, which he is calling “Rags To Rescue.” The frontman’s team said the following about that:

“We are excited to announce Bret Michaels’ new TV show “Rags To Rescue” coming soon. Currently in production it will feature stories of amazing pets, people and their unbroken fighting spirit. Highlighting incredible people willing to put in the time, effort and love it takes to go from rags to rescue. Bret is bringing nothin’ but a good time with good news to give hope and make you smile. Stay tuned to for updates. – Team Bret”

Poison’s Bret Michaels To Release “Auto-Scrap-Ography” Autobiography In May

Poison’s Bret Michaels will be releasing a new autobiography titled “Auto-Scrap-Ography Vol. 1” on May 12. The singer “reinvented the autobiographical blueprint” with the book, which takes the reader on “his journey even up to and including his battle with diabetes and the coronavirus.” Pre-orders can be found HERE and a description can be found below:

“Marrying classic hard copy with digital technology – and featuring short stories handwritten by the artist himself – Auto-Scrap-Ography evolves the autobiography into a groundbreaking new format, sharing the roller-coaster ride of Michaels’ epic underdog journey as never before, with time-stamped pictures in every chapter to prove it. With a blend of hard-copy digital and digital ebook – and a never-before-seen audio/visual biopic read by Michaels, with both still and moving images – the Auto-Scrap-Ography is handwritten by the artist.”