In a sold-out performance, the former 80’s glam metal band Poison front-man now turned reality TV star will appear live in the Wheeling Island showroom for his “Rock of Love Tour 2009” on Friday, March 13 at 9pm.
Michaels, a Pennsylvania native and famous ‘80s metal band lead vocalist, currently stars on his VH1 hit reality TV show, Rock of Love 3, as a bachelor in a dating competition. The series kicked off as Rock of Love with Bret Michaels in February 2007. The cable network launched Rock of Love 3, its third season, in January 2009.
Bret Michaels is, if nothing else, a true survivor. He has survived a life long battle as an insulin dependent diabetic, a well publicized near fatal car crash in 1994 and the countless musical trends and fads of the last two decades.
The 44 year old singer, songwriter, producer, director and actor admits 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.
Wheeling Island’s Spring Concert Series continues with an exciting lineup of performances in their newly expanded 1,000 seat showroom with Eddie Money on March 20, Country Hall of Famer George Jones on March 27, The Temptations on April 3 and Air Supply on April 24.
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