BRET MICHAELS "Hopeful" For POISON Residency In Vegas

Back in mid-November, Poison vocalist Bret Michaels spoke with Matt Kelemen of Las Vegas Magazine; an excerpt follows:

Bret: “My best buddies in Poison—this is a true story—we grew up together. We loved playing music together, we had a lot of battles, things that we fought against, and I’ll never forget that. I’ll always remember that, but the truth of the matter is as a solo artist there are a lot of things I’d like to do that I get a chance to do, instruments I get to play onstage, stuff that I can change. I think with Poison there is no doubt I still feel blessed to be friends with these guys. We still do a lot of touring together. We’ll co-headline with Def Leppard or Mötley, or go out there with Skynyrd or Kiss and do great shows, but the bottom line is as you go along with the band, different guys wants different things. I think that Poison, if you were to ask us directions to some place, we’re four guys that would give you four completely different sets of directions but we’d all end up in the same area. So the chemistry worked, and the chemistry works with my solo band in the same way. There’s a great energy there, and like I said most of the dates I’ll do will continue to be solo, but the Poison stuff I think would be great for this summer to have select dates for the 30th anniversary, and then the 31st year it would be great to go out with Def Leppard again or go back on the road with Kiss or Aerosmith, or so something amazing.”

LVM: I would think Poison would be offered a Vegas residency by next year.

Bret: We were supposed do it last year, and we wanted to do that. I think Poison would blow that away. I think with our show and our ability … again it’s two things. You want your visual show to be good but you still gotta have it in your heart, and passion as a person to make the show great. That would be the best of both worlds. I would love to do that for a couple of weeks so hopefully we can work that out.”

To read the interview in it’s entirety, click here.

In other news, Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY has added an acoustic set with Bret Michaels to follow his main performance scheduled for January 2nd, according to Katrina Tulloch of

Michaels will perform at 8pm at the Turning Stone Event Center, then meet 100 fans afterward at Exit 33’s Turquoise Tiger for a 30-minute intimate show titled Bret Michaels Unplugged. Tickets go on sale December 8th at 10am for $100 each, and can only be purchased in person or by calling the Turning Stone Box Office at 877.833.SHOW. Further details available at this location.