DEF LEPPARD 2020 Stadium Tour News (Bret Michaels Health Update)
Def Leppard's 2020 Stadium Tour partner and Poison front man Bret Michaels has shared some news about his health.
Bret posted news of his health issues on his official website.
He has a rotator cuff injury and will also undergo treatment for skin cancer.
He also assured his fans that all will be well.
Bret has Type 1 Diabetes and talked about his many health issues in a December 2019 interview following the tour press conference. Read the statement and quotes below.
You may recall Joe Elliott himself suffered a similar rotator cuff injury during a break in the 2003 X/Ten tour whilst playing a football match in Dublin.
The Stadium Tour begins on 21st June 2020 in San Antonio, TX at the Alamodome which holds 72,000 people and will see Mötley Crüe closing.
A 30th show was added recently along with a fifth act on the bill.
Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe are joined by Poison, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts and new openers Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts.
Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Poison attended a press conference to announce the tour in Los Angeles on 4th December 2019.
Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.
Visit the Album News section for more news on new music (based on band member quotes).
Bret Michaels/Poison - Website Update 16th January 2020
Medical Update & Message From Bret Michaels
"After a very recent kickoff to the new year, physical & MRI it has been brought to my attention that I have torn my right shoulder rotator cuff which would answer the question why it looks like a lump or bone was sticking out of my right shoulder."
"A little more complex I will also have to undergo a procedure to remove skin cancer that was detected after a recent biopsy."
"I’m in the hands of incredible specialists who are both positive for great outcomes. It may slow me down a bit at the beginning of the year, but if God willing I promise this year will be awesome."
"Just a few less solo shows & special events until I get this all squared up. As always continuing great diabetic maintenance to keep on rocking in 2020!"
News Source - bretmichaels.com
Best wishes to Bret for a full recovery!.
Bret Michaels/Poison - December 2019 Interview Quotes
Tour Being Announced
Bret Michaels - "I gotta tell ya I'm beyond, beyond excited this is incredible. First of all to see CC, Rikki and Bobby. We've known each other forever, our whole lives. To be out here on a tour with Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Joan Jett."
"You could feel the energy in this room and the energy of all of us just getting together upstairs and partying. We're ready to go this summer. And I'm gonna say this. So important that the fans understand. I could not be more grateful and thankful."
"And we are bringing a show. A whole night at a stadium and nothing but hits."
No one's enjoying this more then you
Bret Michaels - "As you could see I'm really. Like I'm jumpy right now. My energy is bursting. I wish I was on stage right now. Like walking in here and seeing everybody and seeing the band it's incredible."
"And honest to god I'm not kidding you when I say my thankfulness and gratefulness of all the fas letting us do what we love to do which is be out playing music. We're gonna bring it. It's gonna be a party."
Bret Michaels - "As a Type 1 diabetic I take five injections a day since I've been six years old, the blood tests. And I thank my Mom and Dad for being inspirational. They started the first diabetic youth camp in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It saved my life not just physically but emotionally and mentally."
"And I was the only kid in my school district that had it at that time. And so this has been incredible, that battle plus the Brain haemorrhage and heart surgery. I said no matter what. I said thank you to so many people out there that have kept me on the good side of the dirt. And rocking and out there having a great time."
"Surviving and thriving because you wanna survive it but then you wanna thrive and rock and make it a party. And also to be able to rock and roll has kept me young and my kids and so it's great."
Life Rocks Foundation
Bret Michaels - "With my Life Rocks Foundation I'm trying to take all that energy and use it for nothing but good. Nothing but good. Every singe city play in, both solo on the Unbroken world tour, and then taking a day off to come here and do this. And then going out with Poison on The Stadium Tour. Every single city we play in we donate money with great charities in that city."
"So we get to rock hard. Party hard. Have a great time, but we leave something awesome behind."
Bret Michaels - "To be able to received the humanitarian of the year award was an incredible moment in my life."
Tommy Lee - "We're going on a f**kin' stadium tour dude. That's what I'm talking about."
Bret Michaels - "That's all I'm sayin'. I don't need to say more. We're going on a f**kin' stadium tour."
Def Leppard - 2020 North American Tour Dates
Sunday, June 21 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ Alamodome - (4:30pm - MC)
Tuesday, June 23 - KANSAS CITY, MO @ Kauffman Stadium - (4:30pm - DL)
Thursday, June 25 - ST. LOUIS, MO @ Busch Stadium - (4:30pm - DL)
Saturday, June 27 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium - (4:30pm - MC)
Monday, June 29 - NASHVILLE, TN @ Nissan Stadium - (4:30pm - DL)
Thursday, July 2 - CINCINNATI, OH @ Great American Ballpark - (4:30pm - MC)
Friday, July 3 - CLEVELAND, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium - (4:30pm - DL)
Tuesday, July 7 - MIAMI, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium - (4:30pm - MC)
Thursday, July 9 - ORLANDO, FL @ Camping World Stadium - (4:30pm - DL)
Saturday, July 11 - CHARLOTTE, NC @ Bank of America Stadium - (4:30pm - MC)
Tuesday, July 14 - ARLINGTON, TX @ Globe Life Field - (4:30pm - MC)
Wednesday, July 15 - HOUSTON, TX @ Minute Maid Park - (4:30pm - DL)
Sunday, July 19 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Oracle Park - (4:30pm - DL)
Thursday, July 23 - SAN DIEGO, CA @ Petco Park - (4:30pm - MC)
Saturday, July 25 - PHOENIX, AZ @ State Farm Stadium - (4:30pm - DL)
Sunday, August 9 - ATLANTA, GA @ SunTrust Park - (4:30pm - DL)
Tuesday, August 11 - HERSHEY, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium - (4:30pm - MC)
Thursday, August 13 - BUFFALO, NY @ New Era Field - (4:30pm - DL)
Saturday, August 15 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Citizens Bank Park - (5pm - MC)
Sunday, August 16 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ PNC Park - (4:30pm - DL)
Tuesday, August 18 - MILWAUKEE, WI @ Miller Park - (4:30pm - MC)
Thursday, August 20 - DETROIT, MI @ Comerica Park - (4:30pm - DL)
Saturday, August 22 - WASHINGTON DC @ Nationals Park - (4:30pm - MC)
Sunday, August 23 - FLUSHING, NY @ Citi Field - (5pm - DL)
Tuesday, August 25 - BOSTON, MA @ Fenway Park - (4pm - MC)
Wednesday, August 26 - BOSTON, MA @ Fenway Park - (4pm - DL)
Friday, August 28 - CHICAGO, IL @ Wrigley Field - (4pm - DL)
Sunday, August 30 - DENVER, CO @ Coors Field - (4:30pm - MC)
Wednesday, September 2 - SEATTLE, WA @ T-Mobile Park - (4:30pm - DL)
Saturday, September 5 - LOS ANGELES, CA @ SoFi Stadium - (4:30pm - MC)
List includes show times and headliner info.
Visit the 2020 Tour section for all the show pages.
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