Crüe, Poison announce future tour

The “Clash of the Drunken Titans” tour is expected to deliver.

Candice Wheeler

Mötley Crüe and fellow ’80s hair-metal band Poison recently announced their 40-date summer tour, where they will go head-to-head for what will be Mötley Crüe’s 30th anniversary and Poison’s 25th.
The two bands have never toured together, and the fact that this decision was even finalized is a shock, given past comments made by Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx.
Sixx vowed Mötley Crüe would never tour with Poison, stating in a 2004 interview, “There are followers and leaders. I’m not into followers.”
When Sixx was first asked “who rocked harder in the ’80s: Mötley Crüe or Poison” he replied effortlessly by calling the interviewer an “asshole.”
I’m sure “who made guyliner look more badass: Bret Michaels or Sixx” would have received the same response.
The Michaels vs. Sixx fight has potential, but it’s likely that Poison will just end up fighting each other, Michaels joked on Piers Morgan Tonight. Let’s hope they can make it through “Talk Dirty to Me” without repeating the famous 1991 backstage brawl between Michaels and Poison guitarist C.C. Deville.
I guess we’ll get our answers to both this August — assuming each of these middle-aged rockers make it through the three-month tour in one piece.
“Hell yes I can handle this tour,” 47-year-old Poison front man Michaels said when asked about his physical condition. He had a brain hemorrhage last April, as well as heart surgery this past January.
Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil — recently out of jail after serving time for a DUI — will be reuniting with the band as well.
The collaboration that’s being called “the rock tour of the summer,” includes a show in Minneapolis set for June 24th.
As a member of the Mama’s Fallen Angel’s fan base myself, I’m confident the tour will be, in fact, “nothin’ but a good time.” As for Michaels vs. Sixx, my money’s on Michaels. It’s the bandanna, man.