In a recent interview with 96.9 The Eagle radio station, Poison’s Bret Michaels was asked how he takes care of his voice when they’re touring.
“I warm up. I do stuff… Because let’s be really honest, the fans are traveling; they’re coming out to see you; they want a good show. For me, I wanna put on a bada*s show, I wanna sing good, I wanna sound good. And you’ve gotta remember, with Poison or the Bret Michaels [solo] band, we don’t use anything, there’s nothing going on.
”There’s no backing tracks. We sit at soundcheck and work on those harmonies, we work on making it sound good. That’s what I set out to be, was a musician, so you’ve gotta be able to bring it. And there’s a few times, I’m not gonna lie to you… You’re doing… One stretch I was doing solo [dates] and Poison [shows], and I did 14 in a row. And that beat my voice up pretty good. But then I had to take a little medication, got through it, for the voice, and then had a day off and got it to heal. And I’m good to go.”