UPDATE #2: Reports are coming in that vary as to what is wrong with Bret Michaels.
Some are saying Michaels had an adverse reaction to a medication, others are saying the singer has laryngitis and there are also multiple reports of the Poison frontman testing positive for Covid.
As of press-time, there has been no official statement from the band, other than Bobby Dall, Rikki Rockett and C.C. DeVille walking out on stage earlier tonight (June 30th) and telling fans Bret was sick and not able to play the show in Nashville.
To make note, Poison have officially released a message to ticket holders earlier today who had purchased a meet & greet with the band in Nashville, and the message stated due to someone in the Poison touring party having Covid, the meet & greet portion of their evening would be canceled for the Nashville show. (see image below).
The message also stated the band would perform as scheduled, but that has since been proven to be false, as the band did cancel.
UPDATE: Fans are now reporting that Nissan Stadium in Nashville is being evacuated due to lightning strikes in the area.
Stay tuned as things are very fluid for the whole show at this point, in addition to Poison being pulled from the bill.
UPDATE #2: Fans at the show have now confirmed, that the other members of Poison have come out to make the announcement, that Bret Michaels is sick and Poison will not be performing.
Metal Sludge would like to wish Bret a full and speedy recovery.
Stay safe everyone.
Metal Sludge — Exclusive Breaking News from Metal Sludge… Poison will not perform tonight as frontman Bret Michaels has tested positive for Covid.
A source has informed Metal Sludge that Poison have pulled their gear from the stage because Michaels is sick with Covid.
The Stadium Tour hits Nissan Stadium in Nashville tonight and in short-time, the fans will see the show, but without the Glam, Slam, Kings of Noise… Poison.
Tonight will feature: Classless Act, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Def Leppard and Motley Crue.
Stay tuned for an official announcement from the bands.
The remaining dates for The Stadium Tour are below.
June 30 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
July 2 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
July 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium
July 8 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
July 10 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
July 12 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 14 – Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium
July 15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ball Park
July 17 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Field
July 19 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Stadium
July 21 – Denver, CO @ Coors Field
August 5 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
August 6 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
August 8 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
August 10 – Orchard Park, NY @ Highmark Stadium
August 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
August 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
August 16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lucas Oil Stadium
August 19 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
August 21 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
August 22 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
August 25 – Glendale, AZ @ State Farm Stadium
August 27 – Inglewood, CA @ SoFi Stadium
August 28 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
August 31 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
September 2 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place
September 4 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium
September 7 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
September 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ Allegiant Stadium