July 6, 2000:
Cinderella, Dokken and Slaughter readied a crowd of nearly 6,000 people for a dose of Poison.
When Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, Bobby Dall and C.C. DeVille took to the stage at the Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center, they treated fans to hits like “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Something To Believe In” and “Unskinny Bop,” plus songs from their latest album, “Power to the People.” The glam-rock group capped the show with an encore of “Talk Dirty To Me.”
Tickets for the show started at $20 and went up to $35.
Poison continues to rock in 2017. Lead singer Bret Michaels released a single titled “Jorja Bleu” on May 5, and the band is currently on tour with dates scheduled till the end of June.
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 15 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast