Music icon, reality TV star and life-long Type 1 Diabetic BRET MICHAELS is extending his “UNBROKEN WORLD TOUR” to include a series of HOMETOWN HEROES special events concerts. He’s bringing a multi genre combo of different artists to each town in celebration of Veteran’s Day and to kick off the holiday season. The Poison frontman (whose shows have been described as “full-on fan engaged events”) 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””) and country superstar Joe Nichols (“Tequila Makes Her Clothes Come Off,” “Sunny and 75”).
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” (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. 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 up and get back at it when life challenges you.”
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, each night of the tour will be a unforgettable party, from the music, vibe and the atmosphere, to the maximum production, (including dynamic lighting and pyro throughout). The unique billing will result in once-in-a-lifetime and never-before-seen collaborations between the acts. There will also be opportunities for up close and personal VIP concert experiences as well as some special fan surprises through the night.
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 including: