Submitted By: Allen Events Center
Poison frontman, Bret Michaels will perform at Allen Event Center on Friday, May 4. The rocker and TV star will take the stage in Allen for the first time – belting out songs from both Poison and from his solo catalogue. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at Allen Event Center Box Office, 200 E. Stacy Road #1350 Allen, TX 75002.
As a rock star, reality star, businessman and philanthropist, pop culture icon Bret Michaels wears many hats – or should we say bandanas. The Poison frontman is not only a revered music and television star – he’s also a father, the face of the American Diabetes Association, an entrepreneur, supercross enthusiast and a generous donor to many charitable causes.
Michaels first rose to fame as the lead singer of Poison. As one of rock’s most legendary and enduring bands, Poison defined the fast, gritty and glamorous rock ‘n’ roll scene. Since the band’s beginning, Poison has achieved massive success- releasing eight studio albums, four live albums, and selling over 30 million records worldwide and 16.5 million records in the U.S. alone. They charted 10 singles in the Top 40 on Billboard’s Hot 100 including the number-one single, “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn.”
Bret Michaels’ solo career has been similarly successful. His most recent solo album, “Custom Built,” released in July of 2010, topped the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock list. His next album “Get Your Rock On” is set to be released later this year.
Michaels has also achieved stunning success in the realm of reality TV as well. His “Rock of Love” television series is one of the most successful in VH1’s history. VH1 and Bret Michaels teamed up again for his 2010 docu-series “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.” He went head to head with some of the brightest minds in business on Donald Trump’s NBC hit, “Celebrity Apprentice” and went on to “Trump” the competition with his Trop-A-Rocka Snapple drink.
Philanthropy remains an important facet of Michaels’ career. A lifelong diabetic, he partnered with the American Diabetes Association in 2010, as a spokesperson and sponsor. Rocking out and giving back go hand in hand for Michaels, who supports a number of charities and causes including the Muhammad Ali Foundation, the Barrow Brain Tumor Foundation, and the Camelot Therapeutic Ranch which provides services at no charge to adults and children with disabilities.
Bret Michaels has been soaking up the spotlight for decades—and true to his nature, he shows no signs of slowing down. Michaels checks another item off of his list on May 4 as he takes the stage in Allen. The spotlight will be shining as bright as ever for what is sure to be a memorable show.