Poison Concert History

Poison is a glam rock band from Los Angeles. Formed by drummer Rikki Rockett and singer Bret Michaels. they started out in Pennsylvania in the early 80s. Their first band together was called the Spectres. They left the Spectres and started Paris with bassist Bobby Dall. They then moved to Los Angeles, where they parted ways with guitarist Matt Smith. Many people tried out for Poison's vacant lead guitar spot, including soon-to-be Guns N' Roses lead axeman Slash.

Date Concert Venue Location
Sep 30, 2022
Poison Mississippi Coliseum Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Sep 09, 2022
Def Leppard / Mötley Crüe at Allegiant Stadium
Def Leppard / Mötley Crüe / Poison / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
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Allegiant Stadium Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Sep 07, 2022
Def Leppard / Poison / Mötley Crüe / Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
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Oracle Park San Francisco, California, United States
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Sep 04, 2022
Mötley Crüe / Joan Jett / Def Leppard / Poison
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Commonwealth Stadium Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Sep 02, 2022
Mötley Crüe / Def Leppard / Poison / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
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BC Place Stadium Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Aug 31, 2022
Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison & Joan Jett and The Blackhearts W/ Special Guest Classless Act: The Stadium Tour 2022
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T-Mobile Park Seattle, Washington, United States
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Aug 28, 2022
Def Leppard / Mötley Crüe at Petco Park / Gallagher Square
Def Leppard / Mötley Crüe / Poison / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
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Petco Park / Gallagher Square San Diego, California, United States
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Aug 27, 2022
Mötley Crüe / Def Leppard / Poison / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Classless Act
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SoFi Stadium Inglewood, CA, US
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Aug 26, 2022
Poison The Show At Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Aug 25, 2022
Def Leppard / Mötley Crüe / Poison / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Classless Act
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State Farm Stadium Glendale, AZ, US
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Aug 23, 2022
Joan Jett / Motely Crue / Poison / Def Leppard Globe Life Park Arlington, Texas, United States
Aug 22, 2022
Mötley Crüe / Def Leppard / Poison / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Classless Act Globe Life Park Arlington, Texas, United States
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Aug 21, 2022
Mötley Crüe / Def Leppard / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Poison / Classless Act
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Alamodome San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Aug 19, 2022
Def Leppard / Mötley Crüe / Poison / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Classless Act
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Minute Maid Park Houston, TX, US
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Aug 16, 2022
Mötley Crüe / Def Leppard / Poison / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
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Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Aug 15, 2022
The Stadium Tour U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Aug 14, 2022
Mötley Crüe / Def Leppard / Poison / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Classless Act
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U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Aug 12, 2022
The Stadium Tour
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts / Poison / Def Leppard / Motley Crue
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PNC Park Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Aug 10, 2022
Mötley Crüe / Def Leppard / Poison / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Classless Act
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Highmark Stadium Orchard Park, New York, United States
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Aug 08, 2022
The Stadium Tour
Mötley Crüe / Def Leppard / Poison / Joan Jett & The Blackhearts / Classless Act
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Rogers Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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2022 44 concerts
2021 1 concert
2020 1 concert
2018 31 concerts
2017 42 concerts
2016 1 concert
2015 1 concert
2013 3 concerts
2012 44 concerts
2011 66 concerts
2009 45 concerts
2008 58 concerts
2007 66 concerts
2006 62 concerts
2005 35 concerts
2004 69 concerts
2003 114 concerts
2002 66 concerts
2001 47 concerts
2000 98 concerts
1999 38 concerts
1998 1 concert
1997 2 concerts
1996 1 concert
1994 2 concerts
1993 25 concerts
1991 34 concerts
1990 45 concerts
1989 52 concerts
1988 66 concerts
1987 73 concerts
1986 13 concerts
1985 4 concerts
1971 1 concert
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Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)


Where is Poison from?

Poison began as a band called “Paris” in the early 1980s in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1983, the band moved west to Los Angeles with a new name: “Poison.”

When did Poison come out?

Poison was formed in 1983 when original band members moved to Los Angeles and begin seeking out a record deal. It took three years, but the band released their debut album Look What the Cat Dragged In on May 23, 1986.

Who are the band members of Poison?

Three of Poison’s founding members are still with the band:

  • Bret Michaels: lead singer, rhythm guitarist, and occasional harmonica player
  • Bobby Dall: bassist, pianist, and backing vocalist
  • Rikki Rockett: drummer and backing vocalist

Matt Smith was the lead guitarist of Poison between 1983 and 1985 when he was replaced by C.C. DeVille.

How did Poison get its name?

Poison’s first name as a band was Paris. But, when they moved to Los Angeles, they officially changed their name to Poison.

Not only did they change their band’s name but they also changed their appearance to make people “notice” them — and they eventually did.

Who is Bret Michaels and how old is he?

Bret Michaels is one of the founding members of Poison. His birth name is Bret Michael Sychak, and was born on March 15, 1963. He is currently 59 years old.

When did Pamela Anderson date Bret Michaels?

Pamela Anderson dated Bret Michaels between 1993 and 1994. According to Anderson, they split up because of Bret’s interest in other women.

Who did Bret Michaels Pick on Rock Of Love with Bret Michaels?

Rock Of Love with Bret Michaels was a dating reality television show where different women tried to win the heart of Poison’s frontman, Bret Michaels. The winner in Season 1 was Jes Rickleff followed by Ambre Lake in Season 2 and Taya Parker in Season 3.

Where does Brett Michaels live?

Bret Michaels was born in Butler, Pennsylvania. He later moved to Los Angeles with his bandmates and is now living in Scottsdale, Arizona with a second home in California.

Who Is C.C. Deville and when did he join Poison?

C.C. Deville’s birth name is Bruce Anthony Johannesson and he was born on May 14, 1962. When Matt Smith left Poison in 1985, C.C. Deville replaced him. He left the band in 1991 but returned in 1996.

Who sings “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and what year did it come out?

“Every Rose Has Its Thorn” is a rock ballad written and sung by the band Poison. It was released in 1988 and was the third single on the band’s second album Open Up and Say…Ahh!”. Some famous artists have made notable covers of the song, including Miley Cyrus, Frank Rose, Shane Chisholm, and others.

How many concerts has Poison had?

Poison has had 1,251 concerts.

When was the last Poison concert?

The last Poison concert was on September 30, 2022 at Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi, United States.

What songs does Poison play live?

The songs that Poison performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the September 09, 2022 concert at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States:

  1. Look What the Cat Dragged In
  2. Ride the Wind
  3. Talk Dirty to Me
  4. Your Mama Don't Dance
  5. Guitar Solo
  6. Fallen Angel
  7. Unskinny Bop
  8. Drum Solo
  9. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
  10. Nothin' but a Good Time