Poison's original members have reunited for a lengthy North American tour with Def Leppard and Tesla that kicked off Saturday in Manchester, New Hampshire. Poison bassist Bobby Dall tells ABC Radio that he's expecting to have nothing but a good time on the trek, which is scheduled through a July 25 concert in Indianapolis.
"[I'm] looking forward to having a lot of fun, seeing all the fans, playing with all the bands," the veteran rocker says. "We're selling out everywhere, and it's gonna be a lot of flash-bang-boom-pops, so to speak."
Regarding how he feels about hitting the road with Poison's tour mates, Dall declares, "Well, this'll be our third time on tour with Def Leppard, and I have not one bad thing to say about any member of either band. They are [all] fantastic people."
Bobby reveals that Poison's set will be "a greatest-hits show…with a few twists." One of those twists, he reports, is a bass solo he put together especially for the trek, the first one he's done in more than 20 years.
In addition to the dates supporting Def Leppard, Poison has scheduled about nine headlining shows, the band's first headlining gigs featuring its original lineup in almost 10 years.
Bobby says that at those concerts, "We'll play the same show that we play with Def Leppard, and then we'll play another two or three [songs to] stretch it out."
Meanwhile, for Poison fans wondering about the health of drummer Rikki Rockett, who's had been battling oral cancer, Dall tells ABC Radio, "[H]e appears to be in remission [and] everything is going very well for Rikki."
Here are all of Poison's upcoming tour dates; all shows with Def Leppard and Tesla unless otherwise noted:
4/12 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
4/14 -- Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
4/15 -- Uniondale, NY, Nassau Coliseum
4/17 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
4/19 -- Green Bay, WI, Resch Center
4/21 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
4/22 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Sanford Premier Center
4/24 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
4/26 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
4/27 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena*
4/28 -- Raleigh, NC, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek*
4/29 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
5/2 -- Tuscaloosa, AL, Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
5/3 -- Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphitheatre
5/5 -- Charlottesville, VA, John Paul Jones Arena
5/6 -- Cherokee, NC, Harrahs Cherokee Event Center*
5/7 -- Huntington, WV, Big Sandy Superstore Arena*
5/9 -- Albany, NY, Time Union Center*
5/24 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
5/26 -- Rapid City, SD, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center*
5/27 -- Grand Forks, ND, Alerus Center*
5/29 -- Colorado Springs, CO, Broadmoor World Arena
5/31 -- Bozeman, MT, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
6/2 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
6/3 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome
6/6 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena
6/7 -- Spokane, WA, Spokane Arena
6/9 -- Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
6/10 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center
6/12 -- Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center
6/13 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena*
6/14 -- Ontario, CA, Citizens Bank Arena
6/16 -- San Diego, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
6/17 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
6/19 -- West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
6/21 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center**
6/22 -- St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**
6/24 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**
6/25 -- Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Music Center**
* = Poison headlining show
** = Tesla will not perform.
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