Legendary singer/songwriter and Poison front man Bret Michaels will take the Palmdale Amphitheater stage on Saturday, July 21 as part of the city of Palmdale’s summer concert series.
Born in the small town of Butler, Penn. on March 15, 1963, Bret rose to fame as the front man of Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, where he helped define the rock-n-roll scene on the Sunset Strip. Their massive success includes selling over 33 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles. Equally as successful, Bret’s solo career has charted its own course with multiple solo albums. His album, “Custom Built,” topped the charts, reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock list.
When this multi-talented performer is not touring he can be found both in front of and behind the camera as a director, producer and a reality TV superstar. His first foray into reality TV brought the record-breaking “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels” franchise to VH1, one of the most successful shows in the network’s history, shattering weekly rating records during its run.
Following three successful seasons of the show, he teamed up with VH1 for the docuseries “Life As I Know It” setting even more records. Bret has also starred in and won Donald Trump’s NBC hit, “Celebrity Apprentice.” Coming into the show as the underdog, his tenacity and business sense helped him win the series, raising well over $300,000 for diabetes research and making him the only celebrity to have a product they created be available to the general public and actually become an endorsement deal.
Michaels’ most recent television endeavor, “Rock My RV with Bret Michaels” on Travel Channel, saw Michaels and his team revamping and redesigning dilapidated RV’s in true rock star form and style.
Michaels, personally and through his Life Rocks Foundation, has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charity and makes donations to not only diabetes awareness and research, but also to such causes as childhood cancer, wounded warriors, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PetSmart Charities and more. Having been diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of six, Bret is passionately devoted to raise awareness of the debilitating disease in hopes of finding a cure. He has partnered with both the American Diabetes Association and the JDRF acting as a spokesperson and sponsor, earning him numerous awards from a variety of organizations including the ADA’s first ever Chairman’s Citation award.
“We’re thrilled to present someone like Bret Michaels who’s not just a phenomenal entertainer, but a true cultural icon,” said Keri Smith, director of Palmdale Recreation and Culture. “This is sure to be one of those very memorable concerts that you don’t want to miss.”
Tickets are available at www.PalmdaleAmphitheater.com. VIP tickets are $40 and general admission is $25. Parking is free. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m.
VIP ticket includes a chair (theater-style, first-come, first-served). General admission, bring your own chair. No outside food or drinks allowed. Concessions will be available, including beer and wine.
Other concerts coming to Palmdale Amphitheater this summer include the Freedom Celebration & Fireworks featuring The Alley Cats and Soul City Band on Saturday, June 30, and The Lao Tizer Band with Incendio on Saturday, July 14. Other acts and dates will be announced shortly.
The Palmdale Amphitheater is sponsored by Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Hilton Garden Inn, Opportunities for Learning, Heritage Sierra Medical Group, Ventura Graphix, Vince’s Pasta & Pizza, Waste Management of Antelope Valley, and Valleywide Dental.