Tour features Night Ranger, Lita Ford, Firehouse, Joe Nichols and Joe Diffie
Poison frontman Bret Michaels has announced the Hometown Heroes tour kicking off November 6th in Casper, Wyoming at the Casper Event Center Arena. The tour features a multi genre combo of different artists to each town in celebration of Veteran’s Day and to kick off the holiday season. Michaels will be joined by rock/pop acts Night Ranger (“Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”) , Lita Ford (“Kiss Me Deadly,” “Close Your Eyes””) Firehouse (“Love Of Lifetime”) with country superstars Joe Nichols (“Tequila Makes Her Clothes Come Off,” “Sunny and 75”) and Joe Diffie (“John Deere Greene,” “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox”) making special appearances at select shows.
Beyond the music, each concert – headlined by Michaels, the son of a Veteran – will raise awareness and funds for local charities while honoring local “heroes,” including local active military, Veterans, teachers, first responders and fans, as the nation celebrates Veteran’s Day.
“While on tour, every night I bring local heroes up on-stage to honor them during the show and we’ll continue to do so at these shows,” states Michaels. “It’s important to me that we recognize veterans, first responders, teachers and people who are making a difference in their communities. My dad (who recently passed away) was an amazing father and friend. He was a veteran and a role model to his community, he received military honors at his service that was witnessed by family members and friends at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. He taught me the importance of a strong work ethic and to face adversity pick yourself and get back at it when life challenges you.”
Produced by Red Rock Productions who’ve partnered with Michaels (who’s charitable donations in every city he performs in have become well none), the multi-city tour launches November 6th in Casper, Wyoming then on to Sioux City, IA (November 8th), Cedar Rapids, IA (November 9th) Independence, MO (November 10th), and November 11th in Park City, KS. Designed in the tradition of a “nothing but a good time big rock show,” which Michaels and his band Poison helped bring to the forefront of pop culture. The unique billings on each show will result in once-in-a-lifetime and never before seen collaborations between the acts.
There will be opportunities for up close and personal VIP concert experiences as well as some special fan surprises through the night. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday August 30th at 10 am local time with special pre-sales go from Wednesday August 28th at 10 am through Friday August 30th at midnight local time.
A portion of the proceeds from each show will go to regional chapters of the JDRF (the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes [T1D] research) and additional local charities.
Hometown Heroes Tour Dates:
Nov 6 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center**
Nov 8 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Events Center x
Nov 9 – Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Cellular Center x
Nov 10 – Independence, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena +
Nov 11 – Park City, KS – Hartman Arena x
**Night Ranger, Firehouse with Joe Nichols
×Night Ranger, Lita Ford with Joe Nichols
+Night Ranger, Lita Ford with Joe Diffie
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