Bret Michaels -
May 24, 2010 3:34:21 AM UTC Post #1

With Bret being so popular right now (Celebrity Apprentice winner, Oprah appearance, etc.), I would think that this will have a tremendous effect on ticket sales for the God & Guns Tour. Assuming he's able to perform, of course.


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May 24, 2010 1:05:18 PM UTC Post #1

Not sure that they would worry much about tic sales...... just set a date and Skynyrd fans young and old will come. I know that there are BM fans but I can say that if he was not able to make ....... that would not stop this Skynyrd fan from going.

May 24, 2010 1:19:29 PM UTC Post #2

@Backstreet crawler: Agreed. I am going to see the show in Birmingham, AL in June. I would go see to just Skynyrd--Bret Michaels was a "bonus".

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May 24, 2010 2:21:11 PM UTC Post #3

=Backstreet crawler said:Not sure that they would worry much about tic sales...... just set a date and Skynyrd fans young and old will come. I know that there are BM fans but I can say that if he was not able to make ....... that would not stop this Skynyrd fan from going.


I'm definitely going to the June 17th show in Birmingham because of Skynyrd. However, I can imagine some folks will buy tickets just because of Michaels if he's able to perform on the tour (which looks iffy after seeing him limp into the studio last night). Even the Eagles made Keith Urban the opening act on their stadium tour this spring/summer so that they could sell more tickets and the Eagles are still pretty popular on their own.


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May 24, 2010 4:09:02 PM UTC Post #4

@AlabamaSkynyrdFan17: I see your point, But your talking a statium tour 80,000- 125,000 tickets at 75.-125. a pop (quessing). All the LS shows I have seen have been a smaller venue, one being about 1000 seat venue and if it were a money thing they would'nt have played a venue that small.

May 24, 2010 8:41:34 PM UTC Post #5

=Backstreet crawler said:@AlabamaSkynyrdFan17: I see your point, But your talking a statium tour 80,000- 125,000 tickets at 75.-125. a pop (quessing). All the LS shows I have seen have been a smaller venue, one being about 1000 seat venue and if it were a money thing they would'nt have played a venue that small.


On this God & Guns Tour, they're playing bigger arenas/amphitheatres that seat well over 1,000. For example, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Birmingham seats around 20,000. Because of that, they've added other big draws, like 38 Special and Bret Michaels in order to maximize attendance. They can obviously easily fill up the smaller club/indoor theatre shows without any big name special guests.

I'm actually going to see quite a variety of Skynyrd shows over the coming months - the June 12th show in tiny Atmore, Alabama; the June 17th show in Birmingham; the August 13th show in Atlanta (Freedom Tour); the August 26th show in Los Angeles; Simple Man in January 2011.

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May 25, 2010 1:58:09 PM UTC Post #6

=LynSkyn1981 said:But no matter what , Bret Michaels will always be an opening act, unless one day he reunites the rest of Poison, but they would never be in the same boat as Lynyrd Skynyrd, sorry folks but Bret Michaels, is just an opener.


Poison toured last summer with Def Leppard. Bret evidently wanted to do his solo tour this year since he's recorded a new album and has the other projects taking place. If his health continues to improve, I imagine there will be another Poison tour next year or so. I was at his solo show in Montgomery back on April 8th, and at least 90% of his songs were Poison songs because he obviously realizes that the fans want to hear those songs.


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