POISON, one of rock's most iconic and enduring bands, will hit more than 40 U.S. cities this summer on their "Live, Raw & Uncut Summer Tour 2008". The national tour, with DOKKEN and SEBASTIAN BACH joining POISON for most of the dates, rolls out on July 3 in Salt Lake City, UT, with stops in and around New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Washington, DC and other major tour markets across the country.
This June, Coming Home Media (RUSH, STEVE MILLER BAND, GODSMACK) in conjunction with B Media will be releasing "Poison: Live, Raw & Uncut" through Koch Records. This DVD/CD collection the band's first in over a decade includes all of the multi-platinum rockers' greatest hits performed live, including "Nothin' but a Good Time", "Look What The Cat Dragged In" and "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Captured in glorious high definition in front of 10,000 rowdy fans at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri, "Live, Raw & Uncut" also features a bonus photo gallery and a behind-the-scenes segment that captures all of the mayhem and madness of life on the road. Rounding out the set is an audio CD of POISON's greatest hits captured live.
Since first bursting onto the scene in 1986, POISON has been one of rock's top acts, with multi-platinum album sales and sold out tours. The success of the band's recent album releases and tours shows that POISON is as potent 22 years after the release of their debut album, "Look What The Cat Dragged In", as ever.
Released in 2006, POISON's greatest-hits collection "The Best Of Poison: 20 Years Of Rock" rocketed into Billboard's Top 20 with a #17 debut. The 18-track CD and digital collection, released by Capitol/EMI, was soon certified gold with sales totaling more than 500,000 units in the U.S., and POISON tore through the summer of 2006 on their highly successful "20 Years Of Rock" North American concert tour.
Last June, POISON returned to Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart with the #32 debut of their EMI America Records/Capitol release, "Poison'd!" Produced by Don Was, "Poison'd!" packs 13 explosive cover songs, including new recordings of DAVID BOWIE's "Suffragette City", THE CARS' "Just What I Needed", THE ROMANTICS' "What I Like About You", SWEET's "Little Willy", THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND's "Can't You See" and THE ROLLING STONES' "Dead Flowers". POISON toured to more than 50 U.S. cities on last summer's sold out "Poison'd! 2007" tour.
VH1's hit reality series "Rock Of Love With Bret Michaels", now in its second season and just weeks away from its climactic conclusion, continues to draw high ratings. Season one's love match was a mismatch and the search went on for Bret to find someone to "rock his world." The first season's finale was the #1 program on cable that night as well as the #1 non-sports program on cable for the week.
DOKKEN hits the road in support of their first new album in four years, "Lightning Strikes Again". The album arrives May 13 from Rhino and features the classic DOKKEN sound on such new songs as "Standing On The Outside" and "Heart To Stone". DOKKEN will be playing these songs live for the first time, along with all their classic tracks including "Breaking The Chains", "Alone Again", "Just Got Lucky", and "Into The Fire".
Sebastian Bach, the original voice of SKID ROW, brings charisma, excitement, and passion to the stage. His high-energy mix of metal and rock has been winning over audiences for the past two decades. From Broadway lights to the TV screen, Sebastian has proven himself as a versatile and durable performing artist. With the release of his critically acclaimed solo album, "Angel Down", he continues to show the world that he is one of the strongest voices in music today.
POISON "Live, Raw & Uncut Summer Tour 2008" (all dates subject to change)
July 03 - Salt Lake City, UT - Energy Solutions Arena
July 05 - Greeley, CO - Greeley Stampede
July 08 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
July 09 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
July 11 - Walker, MN - Moondance Jam 17
July 12 - Madison, WI - Willow Island
July 13 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
July 15 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
July 17 - Cadott, WI - Rockfest
July 18 - Morton, MN - Jackpot Junction Casino
July 19 - Rockford, IL - MetroCentre
July 20 - Pikeville, KY - Eastern KY Expo Center
July 22 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheater
July 23 - W. Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
July 25 - Kinder, LA - Coushatta Casino
July 26 - Birmingham, AL - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 27 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
July 29 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
July 30 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon @ Jones Beach
July 31 - Washington, DC - Nissan Pavilion
Aug. 02 - Greenville, WI - Greenville Lions Park
Aug. 03 - Chicago, IL - FMB Pavilion
Aug. 05 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest
Aug. 07 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
Aug. 08 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Park Pavilion
Aug. 09 - Detroit, MI - Freedom Hill
Aug. 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion
Aug. 12 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 13 - Richmond, VA - Innsbrook Pavilion
Aug. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Aug. 15 - Indianapolis, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 16 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 17 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 22 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
Aug. 23 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater
Aug. 27 - Lancaster, CA - Antelope Valley Fair
Aug. 28 - Pala, CA - Pala Casino
Aug. 29 - Kelseyville, CA - Konocti Harbor
Aug. 30 - Salem, OR - Oregon State Fair
Aug. 31 - Vancouver, BC - Boulevard Casino
Sep. 04 - Blackfoot, ID - Eastern Idaho State Fair
Sep. 05 - Grand Junction, CO - Rock Jam
Sep. 06 - Denver, CO - Coors Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - Hutchinson, KS - Kansas State Fair