Bret Michaels has told Tampa Bay Times in a new interview that he is hopeful POISON will hit the road again in 2017. “It’d be great for Bobby [Dall, bass] and C.C. [DeVille, guitar] and Rikki [Rockett, drums] and I to just be out there and have three months,” he said. “It’s on my wish list, we’re close to making it happen, and I know they want to do it, and they’ll have a great time doing it.”
Michaels hinted in several 2016 interviews that POISON would re-team with DEF LEPPARD for a U.S. tour in 2017. But LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen later told the 106.9 The Eagle radio station that he knew nothing about the proposed pairing.
POISON and DEF LEPPARD first hit the road together back in 2009, and then again three years later.
POISON appeared at the 2013 Indy 500 Miller Lite Carb Day, but has otherwise been mostly playing private shows, including one in January 2015.
The band hasn’t done any major touring since taking part in the 2012 “Rock Of Ages” trek with DEF LEPPARD and LITA FORD.
Rockett was recently declared cancer free after undergoing an experimental treatment. He was diagnosed with oral cancer back in 2015.