253 5th ave. N
Saint Petersburg, FL
8:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Bret Michaels latest tour is making a stop at The Palladium along with Pitbull Toddler, which features 102.5 The Bone's very own Cowhead, Galvin and John Brennan, on Friday, November 15th!
Multiplatinum global superstar Bret Michaels latest tour makes a stop at The Palladium at St. Petersburg College in downtown St. Petersburg on Friday, November 15th at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 28th at noon at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office. Pitbull Toddler, lead by 102.5 The Bone’s Cowhead, will open the show.
Bret Michaels has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record-breaking touring sales, Reality TV stardom, legendary songs that have sold over 32 million records, product endorsements as well as being a devoted philanthropist, all supported and followed by three generations of loyal fans.
Rising to fame as the front man of Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, he helped define the rock ‘n’ roll scene on the Sunset Strip. Their massive success includes selling over 30 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles. Equally as successful, Bret’s solo career has charted its own course with multiple solo albums. His album, Custom Built, topped the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock list. His new CD, Bret Michaels: Good Songs and Great Friends, was released in June of this year and features a myriad of legendary artists, who just happen to be great friends of Bret's. The album contributors are a who’s who list including Joe Perry (Aerosmith) Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Buffett, Ace Frehely (KISS), Michael Anthony (Van Halen) and members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few.
His talent, business acumen and natural candor have solidified him as "a cultural touchdown" in the words of Viacom CEO Judy McGrath, making him one of the most sought after performers, interviews and speakers across multiple platforms and keeping him on the road for each of the last seven years, for nearly 300 live performances, speaking engagements, charitable concerts and private engagements yearly. His 2012 Get Your Rock On Tour culminated with yet another string of sold out shows ending on New Year's Eve. Having already made numerous performances and appearances in 2013, his schedule will once again see the singer on the road until the end of the year.
Bret's constant creativity and drive has helped him build his Michaels Entertainment Group in to a one-man, 100 million dollar empire. Whether it is creating the Pets Rock Collection for the retail giant PetSmart, partnering with Dean Guitars and designing his first ever signature Bret Michaels' series guitar, promoting healthy living with Good Chime or launching his number one selling Diet Trop a Rocka with Snapple, Michaels is always producing something new. This summer will bring the release of new items for the Pets Rock Collection, Michaels' signature Rock Bands and his Thorns and Roses Cologne.
Opening the show will be Tampa Bay area favorite and winners of multiple Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Awards are Pitbull Toddler. Formed out of the popular Cowhead Show, heard daily on 102.5 The Bone from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., members Cowhead (Bass), Galvin (Drums), John Brennan (Guitar/vocals), Pete Larios (Guitar) and Josh Maloney (Vocals), have been performing for nearly a decade in separate projects throughout the area. Backed by heavyweight sponsors like Budweiser and Dean Guitars, Pitbull Toddler brings and infectous combination of blues/metal driven originals and popular covers.