GOSHEN — The lead singer and songwriter of Poison is returning to downtown South Bend for a concert this weekend.
Bret Michaels is performing at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Club Fever, 222 S. Michigan St, for the first time since he played a sold-out show there three years ago.
Michaels traveled with Poison on a national tour with Quiet Riot in 1986 that included a sold-out show at the historic Goshen Theater. Poison continued to tour and record, selling out shows at at New York’s Madison Square Garden and The Forum in Los Angeles with hit records including “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Unskinny Bop” and “Something to Believe In,” among others.
Michaels has expanded his show business activities to include acting, producing, directing and participating in reality shows, including “Nashville Star,” “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels,” “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Bret Michaels: Life as I Know It” and “Custom Built.” Host Donald Trump declared Michaels the winner of “Celebrity Apprentice 3” in 2010.
Michaels has emerged as a spokesman for diabetes education and has donated time to fundraising for research.
Doors for Michaels’ concert open at 6 p.m. Concertgoers must be 21 and older.
Tickets are available for $45 online at morriscenter.org and ticketmaster.com and by phone at 574-235-9190. Tickets are also on sale at Orbit Music at 805 W. McKinley Ave. in Mishawaka, Audio Specialists at 52139 S.R. 933 in South Bend and the Morris Performing Arts Center box office at 211 N. Michigan St. in South Bend.
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