VH1 Classics To Release Bret Michaels' 'Rock My World' June 3
"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 Bigelow-European 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).
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 mid-90s 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 co-produced 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 co-hosted "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.
Upcoming Bret Michaels tour dates:
June 3 - Earl W. Brydges Artpark, Lewiston, NY
June 4 - Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
June 5 - Taste Of Summer, Waukesha, WI
June 11 - Webster theater, Hartford, CT
June 12 - Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
June 13 - House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
June 13 - The Pool@Harrah's, Atlantic City, NJ After Show Party
June 14 - Twin River Events Center, Lincon, RI
June 17 - Quechan Paradise Casino, Yuma, AZ
June 18 - The Dome, Bakersfield, CA
June 20 - Emerald Casino, Tacoma, WA
June 21 - Cache Creek Casino, Brooks, CA
June 28 - Flaming Gorge Days, Green River, WY
July 3 - Club Vegas, Salt Lake City, UT After Show Party
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 - Cavern Club@ Hard Rock Café, 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
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