With under a week until it’s conclusion, tonight the “Nothin’ But A Good Time” tour plays the PPC Center in Allentown, PA. These two facts combined lend the vibe of coming full circle with Bret Michaels’ home state Pennsylvania return. In fact, the concert trek began in a similar manner as fellow Pennsylvania natives Halestorm and Tom Kiefer opened for headliners Bret Michaels and Poison at Rocklahoma. “Rocklahoma is the most insane party of all parties” said Michaels, adding “It was great to share the stage with what I call the three Pennsylvania amigos, lol”.
As the son of a veteran himself and a tradition he carries over from his solo shows, Bret Michaels is the driving force in honoring local veterans, men and women of our armed forces and first responders onstage each night. As described in numerous concert reviews this tribute is a show highlight, never being about a political statement just a thank you to these heroes for our freedom.
For Michaels, bringing his own father onstage to honor him for his service is the ultimate tribute. “With Father’s Day just a few days ago, being able to honor my dad onstage for his service to our country is the ultimate tribute.” stated Michaels.
During the tour also saw the premiere for Bret Michaels’ episode of AXS TV’s “Rock & Roll Road Trip w/ Sammy Hagar”. Described as a “Mad Max” style (or “Mad Michaels”), Bret led the 1st ever guitar/harmonica/go-kart dual surveying Michaels’ “ranchsion”.
Though with these highs come unfortunate lows as sadly Bret’s good friend Vinnie Paul passed away. “We wanted to pay tribute to the awesome person that Vinnie was and we dedicated our show at the PNC Bank Center in Holmdel, New Jersey to his memory as Vinnie will certainly be missed. My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family, friends, fans and crew” said Michaels.
Bret Michaels resumes his record breaking 2018 “Party Starts Now” solo tour on July 6th on Dickinson, ND. Visit BretMichaels.com for a complete list of event and ticket information.