POISON singer Bret Michaels spoke to TMZ about the future of concerts and sporting events, saying he’s willing to strike a balance and compromise, as long as it’s safe.
Asked when he would feel comfortable getting back on the road with ‘The Stadium Tour’ coming up, Bret said:
“Here’s the way I look at it. I take it very serious. Here’s the health issue, besides myself, the big picture: it’s gotta be healthy and safe for the fans, the bands, the crew, the first responders, the promoters, all food service, everyone that’s working there, because we all — I’m speaking for myself, but we all wanna get back out on the streets. We all wanna get back to the ‘old new normal.’ And I think putting a concert on for people is great if people are gonna respect it and they can do it.
“For me, the minute I know it’s a go and we can do this and it’s safe and it’s responsible, I’m there,” he continued.
“I’ll backpack to the place — I don’t care. I’m ready to go. The dream is it goes back to the old normal. You don’t have to stop in the middle of ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’ and go, ‘Hold on. There’s six of you getting together. Step aside.’ Let’s be honest — that’s gonna be tough. But we all may have to step up to the new normal for a while. So what we’re gonna have to do is — and this is the hardest thing for a rocker to say — we’re gonna have to find a balance and a compromise of respecting each other. So there’s that balance, but there’s also that compromise.
“I need to see a sporting event. If they have to be six chairs away to watch a baseball game, a football game, a basketball game, hockey, I’ll do it, if that’s what I have to do,” he added.
“But it’s gonna be tough, ’cause me as a singer, I want everyone crushed up there, moshpit and singing, partying and having a great time.
“I wanna tell you a better answer. I don’t know. But we’re gonna have to all be as responsible as we can until we can step back into the old new normal.”