Poison’s Bret Michaels Shares His Thoughts On What Will Be The “New Normal” For Concerts
May 22, 2020 @ 9:30am
Bret Michaels was supposed to spend his summer on the road with his band Poison along with Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. And while the tour hasn’t been postponed yet, a decision is expected no later than June 1st.
Michaels recently shared with TMZ his thoughts on the current state of live concerts, saying, “I take it very serious. . . The big picture: it’s gotta be healthy and safe for the fans, the bands, the crew, the first responders, the promoters, all food service, everyone that’s working there . . I think putting a concert on for people is great if people are gonna respect it and they can do it.
“For me, the minute I know it’s a go and we can do this and it’s safe and it’s responsible, I’m there. . . The dream is it goes back to the old normal. You don’t have to stop in the middle of ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’ and go, ‘Hold on. There’s six of you getting together. Step aside.’ Let’s be honest — that’s gonna be tough. But we all may have to step up to the new normal for a while.”
Michaels also went on to add, “So what we’re gonna have to do is — and this is the hardest thing for a rocker to say — we’re gonna have to find a balance and a compromise of respecting each other. So, there’s that balance, but there’s also that compromise that I need to see a sporting event. If they have to be six chairs away to watch a baseball game, a football game, a basketball game, hockey — I’ll do it, if that’s what I have to do. . . But it’s gonna be tough, ’cause me as a singer, I want everyone crushed up there, mosh pit and singing, partying and having a great time. But, we’re gonna all be as responsible as we can, until we can step back into back to the ‘old new normal.'”