Bret Michaels Tours in Support of “Rock My World”

Bret Michaels is, if nothing else, a true survivor.  He has survived a life long battle as an insulin dependent diabetic, a well publicized near fatal car crash in 1994 and the countless musical trends and fads of the last two decades.

“As soon as I ever start to just go through the motions I’ll quit,” confessed the 44 year old singer, songwriter, producer, director and actor in a recent interview.  But there’s little chance he’ll even slow down let alone quit anytime soon.  In fact, after more than 20 years in the business this award winning, multi platinum superstar’s career continues to move at warp speed.

As front man for the legendary rock band Poison, Michaels has sold 25 million records and scored an amazing 15 chartbusting Top 40 singles including “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Something to Believe In,” “Nothing But a Good Time” and the timeless #1 smash “Every Rose Has its Thorn.”  And in the new millennium Poison’s music has been featured in such big screen flicks as “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Grandma’s Boy” and “Deuce BigelowEuropean Gigolo.” They continue to be one of the industry’s top grossing concert attractions and their 2006 “20 Years of Rock” CD was a bona fide Top 20 gold smash.  Their current single, a remake of the 1974 Grand Funk Railroad classic “We’re an American Band” was produced by Don Was (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt).

Streaming link to the first single “Go That Far”:

http://interface.audiovideoweb.com/lnk/il81win15162/gothatfar.wma/play.asx

http://interface.audiovideoweb.com/lnk/nj21quick1506/gothatfar.mov/play.qtl

 

Michaels has also produced and written material for other artists including Stevie Nicks.  He wrote and produced the song “Love’s a Hard Game to Play” which appeared on Nicks’ platinum album “Timespace: The Best Of Stevie Nicks.”  More recently Michaels could be heard providing background vocals along with Phil Vassar on the Kenny Chesney/Uncle Kracker duet single “Last Night Again.”

In the mid90s Michaels formed a film production company with actor Charlie Sheen.  The partnership ultimately led to Michaels writing, directing and starring in several films including “A Letter From Death Row” which he executive coproduced with Sheen.

As an actor, Michaels has made regular appearances on such hit television shows as “Yes Dear,” “Martial Law,” and “The Chris Isaak Show.”  And he has also cohosted “Access Hollywood” and been a judge on the wildly popular “Nashville Star” program.

Setting his musical sights beyond Poison, Michaels released his debut solo album “Songs of Life” in 2003 followed by the rootsy, Americana flavored sophomore record “Freedom of Sound” in 2005. 

“I would play music whether I made it or not,” Michaels told a journalist in 2002 and it’s that commitment to his art that continues to keep him at the forefront of the entertainment industry.

 

Bret Michaels Official Site:

http://www.bretmichaels.com     

MySpace:

http://www.myspace.com/bretmichaelsofpoison 

and Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/bretmichaelsofficial 

 

Upcoming Bret Michaels tour dates:

July 10 - Pryor Creek Festival Grounds / Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK
July 12 – The Dry Bean, Madison, WI After Show Party
July 13 – Underworld, Columbus, OH After Show Party

July 15 – Club Jager, Peoria, IL After Show Party

July 17 – Dewey’s Roadhouse, Chippewa Falls, WI After Show Party
July 22 – Floyd’s@ Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa, FL After Show Party

July 23 – Mr. G’s Rock Bar, W. Palm Beach, FL After Show Party

July 30 – Nacho Mommas, Hempstead, NY After Show Party

August 2 – Tanners Grill & Bar, Kimberly, WI After Show Party

August 3 – Joe’s, Chicago, IL After Show Party

August 7 РCavern Club@ Hard Rock Caf̩, Boston, MA After Show Party

August 9 – TNTs Bar & Grill, Clinton Township, MI After Show Party

August 14 – Barley House, Akron, OH After Show Party

August 16 – Blue Note, Cincinnati, OH After Show Party

September 6 – Ecks Saloon, Lakewood, CO After Show Party

September 13 – Heritage Hall, Ardmore, OK

September 13 – Two Frogs, Ardmore, OK After Show Party

September 28 – Bayfest, Corpus Christi, TX

October 13 – The Big Fresno Fair, Fresno, CA

October 24 – Pensacola Interstate Fair, Pensacola, FL

November 29 – Morongo Casino, Cabozon, CA

 

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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