Bret Michaels Promises Not To Disappoint Poison Fans With Lineup Plans For Upcoming Tour

Poison frontman Bret Michaels shared new details about the upcoming tour.

During a February 25 Q&A session aboard the Rock Legends Cruise XI, the rocker shared the one plan he is sure will not disappoint any Poison fans. Discussing the upcoming shows following the band’s 2022 participation in ‘The Stadium Tour,’ he revealed the lineup:

“When we go back, I think in 2025, it’s always been, to me, all-original Poison. We’ll have C.C [DeVille, guitar] and Bobby [Dall, bass] and Rikki [Rockett, drums] and myself and go do another big stadium tour and arena tour in 2025.”

The Original Lineup’s Effect On Michaels

The original lineup of the band had a massive effect on the frontman, apparently. He shared his experience of the 2022 show:

“We’ve known each other since we’ve been in junior high school. I wouldn’t be here without Bobby or Rikki or C.C. And then, as you go along, we’ve been together a long time… still great friends. If anyone saw The Stadium Tour, that was a party. And when you’re out there with Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe and Joan Jett, you’re talking A-plus awesomeness. And we just came out and brought it.”

Earlier, the rocker spoke to Eddie Trunk of SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation, where he revealed the band would regroup in 2025 and even possibly release a few tracks. He said:

“We’re gonna bring all the Poison greatest hits reunion and make it part of what Parti-Gras [solo tour] is. We’ll make it the Poison reunion Parti-Gras and bring a lot of great bands and just without a doubt unleash all those Poison greatest hits.”

Why Poison Did Not Release New Music Sooner

The band, who released their latest work ‘Poison’d!’ back in 2007, has not been active in the music industry since then. In a 2017 interview, the drummer Rikki Rocket admitted that one of the reasons the band hasn’t felt inclined to create new music is the limited interest from fans in hearing fresh material during live performances by classic rock groups on tour:

“We could write the second coming of ‘Talk Dirty To Me’, and I don’t know if people wanna hear it or not, and that’s a frustrating thing; it really is. Aerosmith was able to do it, but not everybody is. I mean, even The Rolling Stones have had problems with that in the last few years. So… I don’t know. But I do think it’s important to stay viable. For the ‘über fans,’ it’s always a really, really good thing. And that’s what you do it for — you do it for you, you do it for the real fans, the real true fans.”

You can watch both parts of the Q&A below.