POISON Announces "LIVE, RAW & UNCUT SUMMER TOUR 2008" (Press Release)

Date April 5, 2008 / 467 reads

National Tour to Hit More Than 40 U.S. Cities, Including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Washington, DC

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2008) - 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.

Visit www.poisonweb.com and www.myspace.com/poison for the latest Poison news and links to other Poison-related websites.

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 2 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.

(All dates subject to change)


3 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
5 Greeley, CO Greeley Stampede
8 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
9 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
11 Walker, MN Moondance Jam 17
12 Madison, WI Willow Island
13 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
15 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
17 Cadott, WI Rockfest
18 Morton, MN Jackpot Junction Casino
19 Rockford, IL MetroCentre
20 Pikeville, KY Eastern KY Expo Center
22 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheater
23 W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
25 Kinder, LA Coushatta Casino
26 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
27 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
29 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
30 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach
31 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
2 Greenville, WI Greenville Lions Park
3 Chicago, IL FMB Pavilion
5 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest
7 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
8 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion
9 Detroit, MI Freedom Hill
10 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
12 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
13 Richmond, VA Innsbrook Pavilion
14 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
15 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
16 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
17 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
22 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
23 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
24 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theater
27 Lancaster, CA Antelope Valley Fair
28 Pala, CA Pala Casino
29 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor
30 Salem, OR Oregon State Fair
31 Vancouver, BC Boulevard Casino
4 Blackfoot, ID Eastern Idaho State Fair
5 Grand Junction, CO Rock Jam
6 Denver, CO Coors Amphitheatre
7 Hutchinson, KS Kansas State Fair