[lastfm]Bret Michaels[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Lynyrd Skynyrd[/lastfm] will hit the road together this summer. The two acts will kick off a tour in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 10.
Michaels said that he is excited to tour with one of his favorite bands of all time.
“There is no doubt that Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of my all time favorite rock and roll bands,” he said in a statement. “I have been friends with them a long time, so I am honored that Skynyrd has asked me to join them on their tour this summer.”
Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant echoed Michaels’ enthusiasm.
“The band and I have been friends with Bret for years and are looking forward to finally getting to tour with him,” he said. “It’s going to be a kick-a*s show complete with new music, plus all the fan favorites.”
Michaels says that he will be playing a wide variety of songs that span his long career, including hits from his days with Poison and “Nothing To Lose,” his recent duet with Miley Cyrus.
.38 Special is scheduled to open for the two acts at all shows except the gig on June 25 in Chicago.
Confirmed tour dates are listed below
June 10 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
June 13 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 17 – Birmingham, AL – Verizon Wireless Music Center
June 18 – Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
June 19 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 20 – Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Beach Amphitheater
June 24 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 25 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
June 26 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
July 1 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
July 2 – Holmdel, NJ – P.N.C. Bank Arts Centre
July 3 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 8 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 9 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
July 10 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
July 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
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