Bret Michaels announces Parti-Gras 2.0 dates

The all-killer hits, no filler, feel-good music festival of the summer kicks off July 12th

Following the success of his first-ever solo touring festival, Parti-Gras, in 2023, Bret Michaels has partnered with Live Nation for this select exact lineup bringing the good-time summer music festival of 2024. Michaels will be belting out all of his Poison hits and be joined by some of his closest friends for an unforgettable blend of chart-toppers. Country sensation Chris Janson with this week’s No. 1 hit “All I Need Is You,” along with his “Buy Me A Boat” and “Fix A Drink,” returns to join Bret on stage just like their CMT Crossroads game-changer and perform Michaels’ song, “Your Mama Don’t Dance” with a dueling harmonica solo. Opening the evening, the legendary Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles, plays chart-topping hits and later joins Michaels on stage. Once again, Michaels headlines with unbelievable energy and his hit song “Talk Dirty To Me” and is then joined by Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame nominated Lou Gramm, the original voice of Foreigner, singing three Foreigner hits. Later in Michaels’ set, Dee Snider, the high-energy voice of Twisted Sister, sings “I Wanna Rock,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” and an insane version of “Highway to Hell” as well as Poison’s “Nothing But A Good Time.” Michaels seamlessly conducts the evening, moving between Poison, Foreigner, and Twisted Sister hits by all three original singers.

You never know what surprise guests will jump up as friends of Bret Michaels on the stage, whether it’s star chef Guy Fieri, the Impractical Jokers or the Pawn Stars, or unbelievable superstar musicians. The Parti-Gras is like Jimmy Buffett meets AC/DC meets Poison in a backyard barbecue setting. Michaels has even been known to drag fans up on stage during these arena and amphitheater shows and let them sing along.

Presented by Live Nation, the six-city limited-date run of this exact lineup kicks off on July 12th in Noblesville, IN, at the Ruoff Music Center, and includes a hometown show on Saturday, July 13th in Burgettstown, PA, as well as Saturday, August 3rd in Alpharetta, GA, Friday, August 23rd in Clarkston, MI, Friday, August 24th in Holmdel, NJ, and the tour finale on August 31st in Gilford, NH, at BankNH Pavilion.

Although the Bret Michaels Parti-Gras rolls on in many different forms, it will only be at these six specific Live Nation amphitheaters that fans will see this exact lineup together.

“I guarantee these festivals are a modern-day throwback to those epic tailgate bashes, overflowing with good vibes and nothing but positive energy,” Michaels says. “I created the Parti-Gras festivals first and foremost as a fan of music, bringing along friends, bands and hit songs. I love it as a celebration of the music – no ego, just nothing but a good time. I like bringing fans up on the stage to sing…with the tough years we’ve been through, I wanted to bring the fans a night of having fun, singing big hit music, and I promise you that I really get into the details – all-killer hits, no filler. I want it to be an audiovisual experience. I want it to be a great time from the minute you come through the gates. Let your Mardi Gras flag fly with bandanas and beads. I want it to smell like summertime in the sun. I’m even pouring my own personal coconut rum into the hazers so everything smells good, looks good, sounds good and feels good. And, as the son of a veteran, always dedicating the show and my gratitude to the men and women that have served our country and given us the freedom to rock.”

Presale tickets go on sale starting on Tuesday, February 13th at 10 am local time throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale which begins on Friday, February 16th at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster. VIP Meet & Greet Tickets will also be available.

Bret Michaels Parti-Gras 2024 Tour Dates:

July 12 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
July 13 – Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
Aug 3 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 23 – Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
Aug 30 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 31 – Gilford, NH @ BankNH Pavilion

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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