The Miami Dolphins announced today that legendary rock icon BRET MICHAELS, will be the headline act at the Land Shark Tailgate Stage on the AT&T Grand Plaza at Sun Life Stadium on Monday, October 4th, prior to the Dolphins-Patriots game. Opening for Michaels will be the rock & roll quartet from Boston, MA. TAB the BAND, who will perform live on-stage starting at 7:30 p.m.
Following his triumph on the latest season of Donald Trump’s reality show, Celebrity Apprentice, and after three seasons of his own VH-1 reality series, Rock of Love, Bret Michaels will take to the stage for an exclusive South Florida appearance to perform a medley of acoustic tracks, including the popular Poison classics “Something To Believe In” and “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn.” Bret Michaels’ fourth solo album “Custom Built,” was released during his recent U.S. tour with his group, The Bret Michaels Band, and features the duet with Miley Cyrus, “Nothing To Lose,” a cover of the rock group Sublime’s “What I Got,” and a version of Poison’s biggest hit “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Micheals is currently filming his new docu-series “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It,” premiering October 18th.
“Performing in front of such a passionate group of rivals fans will be an extra special experience for me,” said Bret Michaels. “After being such a long-time Pittsburgh Steelers fan, football has always been in my blood. I look forward to being part of South Florida’s biggest party!”
Grammy Award-winning singer, Kelly Rowland, will perform a number of popular tracks for the half time show from the stadium’s new nightclub venue, LIV, including “When Love Takes Over,” “Independent Woman” and “Survivor.” Kelly will be performing to commemorate NFL Breast Cancer Awareness Weekend and part of her show will include an appearance by breast cancer survivors from the Susan G Komen For The Cure foundation, who will be brought out on to the field for recognition by Kelly and those in attendance at the stadium.
NFL Breast Cancer Awareness PSAs by Kelly Rowland will also run in the stadium throughout the game.
“I am honored to perform at the Monday Night Football game between the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots,” said Kelly Rowland. “Breast cancer awareness is something particularly important to me, and I am thrilled to be working with survivors from the Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation. I believe everyone should appreciate what these women have overcome in their lives to be with us today.”
After an exciting five weeks on tour, sharing the stage with industry giants Stone Temple Pilots and Slash, in support of their new album ZOO NOISES, TAB the Band will be the opening act on the Land Shark Tailgate Stage and perform a number of tracks from the album, including the percussive “She Said No (I Love You)” and the breakneck hooks of “Bought and Sold.”
“After being on the road for weeks, playing different venues all around the country, we’re looking forward to bringing our talents to Miami, much like LeBron James, except with less height.” says TAB front man Adrian Perry. “Being a part of this event will be an incredible experience. We’re huge football fans, and it’s pretty special to contribute to the American spectacle that is Monday Night Football.”
Adrian and Tony Perry founded TAB the Band and after a life of playing and being surrounded by music, they are now being hailed as “the next big thing” as they continue to garner positive press. TAB has been heard on Howard Stern, HBO’s Entourage, CBS’ CSI: NY, FX’s The Riches, Fuel TV, ESPN and MTV’s Jersey Shore among others. The New York Post recently chose TAB as the subject of a full-page feature piece.
Having previously attracted artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Carmit Bachar of the Pussycat Dolls, Latin Grammy award-winning artists Jesse & Joy for Hispanic Heritage Month 2009, American Idol winner, Kris Allen, 2009 CMA Musician of the Year, Mac McAnally, multi-platinum artists Cheap Trick and Texan rocker, Alejandro Escovedo, the Land Shark Tailgate Stage on the AT&T Grand Plaza at Sun Life Stadium has become a much anticipated part of the Dolphins’ home-game experience.
To purchase tickets to the Dolphins-Patriots game on Monday, October 4th and its “Monday Night Football” telecast on ESPN starting at 8:20 p.m. (EST), that includes the Bret Michaels pre-game concert with TAB the Band on the Land Shark Tailgate Stage at the AT&T Grand Plaza, visit www.MiamiDolphins.com or call 1-888-FINS-TIX (1-888-346-7849).
Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization and Donald J. Trump, Owner of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that superstar musician Bret Michaels and NBC’s “Today” show co-host and correspondent Natalie Morales will host the “2010 Miss Universe Pageant” live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on August 23 (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. Orianthi, John Legend & The Roots will perform live during the competition.
International superstar Bret Michaels is an award-winning, multi platinum singer with over 70 million albums sold worldwide. Michaels is also a songwriter, producer, director and actor who was recently named season three winner of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Michaels first gained fame in the 1980s, and has produced chart-topping albums and singles ever since.
Natalie Morales joined the cast of the “Today” show in February 2006 as co-host and correspondent and she recently hosted the “2010 Miss USA Pageant.” Hispanic magazine named Morales one of the “Top Hispanics to Watch” in 2005 and one of the “Top Trendsetters” in 2003.
Orianthi, an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist, was first known for being Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist during his comeback concert series, “This Is It.” She will perform her hit song “According to You” during the swimsuit competition. Orianthi’s debut album “Believe” was released worldwide at the end of last year.
New musical collaboration John Legend & The Roots (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”) will set the tone for the evening gown portion of the telecast. Legend is the recipient of six Grammy Awards and The Roots are renowned for their soulful, eclectic approach to hip-hop, which includes live instrumentals. John Legend & The Roots will release their forthcoming album, “WAKEUP!” September 21.
“It doesn’t get hotter than being in Las Vegas during the month of August,” said Trump.” “Add more than 80 of the world’s most beautiful women converging to compete for the crown of Miss Universe along with Bret Michaels, Natalie Morales, Orianthi and John Legend & The Roots…Las Vegas is going to be scorching hot!”
The two-hour television event, comprised of contestants representing over 80 countries around the world, will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Worldwide distribution of the competition has topped over 190 countries and territories in past years.
Miss Universe 2009, Stefania Fernandez, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the live broadcast. During her reign, Fernandez has traveled the globe as an advocate for HIV/AIDS education and awareness. Miss Universe 2010 will continue this work throughout her reign.
Viewers can see images of all the contestants and vote for the 2010 Miss Photogenic Universe® at www.nbc.com. The award is given to the contestant who best exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. The winner of the online vote will be revealed during the live telecast.
Tickets to the Miss Universe Preliminary and Finals competitions at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com and at (800) 745-3000.
Rocker and winner of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” Bret Michaels, will perform his signature song “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” on Wednesday, August 4 on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Michaels’ “Rock of Love” television series is one of the most successful in VH1′s history. With three record breaking seasons under his belt, Michaels is currently embarking on several other television projects, including the upcoming VH1 show “Bret Michaels: Life as You Know It” this fall.
As front man for the legendary rock band Poison, Michaels has sold 25 million records and scored an amazing 15 chartbusting Top 40 singles, including “Talk Dirty to Me,” “Something to Believe In,” “Nothing But a Good Time” and the timeless #1 smash “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” In the new millennium Poison’s music has been featured in such big screen flicks as “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Grandma’s Boy” and “Deuce Bigelow-European Gigolo.” They continue to be one of the industry’s top-grossing concert attractions and their “20 Years of Rock” CD was a bona fide Top 20 smash. Michaels’ new CD “Custom Built” is in stores now and is the #1 independent and hard rock album on Billboard.
In its fifth season, “America’s Got Talent,” features Nick Cannon as the host and Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and Piers Morgan star as the celebrity panel of judges. Check your local listings for airtimes and be sure to catch Bret Michaels live performance on August 4th.
Bret Michaels recently joined Jimmy Buffett on stage in Detroit, MI to perform the fan favorite, “Margaritaville.” The two musicians share the stage and vocal responsibilities as the on looking crowd sings along. Watch the video on YouTube now!
Bret Michaels’ independent album Custom Built roars onto the Billboard Top 200 charts this week at #14 and proving that an independent artist and underdog can succeed alongside industry favorites. Michael’s is currently at #4 on the Rock Album chart as well as #1 for both the Independent Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart. Showcasing Michaels’ diversity as a singer and songwriter, the album contains tracks such as “Nothing to Lose” featuring Miley Cyrus; “Go That Far,” a club remix of the theme from Michaels’ record-breaking reality show Rock of Love; and “What I Got,” a remake of the popular Sublime song which features a new verse added by Michaels, who has been performing the song live
for enthusiastic fans all summer.
Bret Michaels is no stranger to the small screen with a multi-season hit show on VH1 but television is set to heat up in the coming weeks with multiple appearances from the rock icon. Bret appeared on Regis and Kelly (March 10th), and will appear on Joy Behar Week in Review (March 12th) and Rachel Ray on the St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) and of course NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice which premieres March 14th and runs through May 23rd.
Bret’s busy week is topped off by the singer’s birthday on March 15th! Fans can give Bret the gift of music by calling their local radio stations and requesting the new single, “Nothing to Lose.” To buy a copy visit either iTunes or www.BretMichaels.com where the 5 track CD is available featuring all versions of the single.
After releasing his new single “Nothing To Lose” ahead of schedule, thanks to a flood of attention surrounding the track, Bret Michaels headed to late night show Lopez Tonight for the first live performance of the ballad. Michaels stripped down the performance sitting under the stage lights just himself and an acoustic guitar, as the song was originally written. Witnessing the audience’s reaction to Michaels’ heartfelt performance George Lopez closed with, “That is how real rockstars do it!”
Fans of Bret can catch him on tour starting March 12th and on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice starting March 14th. “Nothing To Lose” is also available on iTunes and at www.BretMichaels.com on CD which includes all five recorded versions of the song; solo, solo acoustic, featuring Miley Cyrus, acoustic featuring Miley Cyrus and a country version also featuring the Disney starlet. “Nothing To Lose” will also be on Michaels’ forthcoming full-length Custom Built.
Mar 12 The Venue @ The Hub Fargo, North Dakota
Mar 13 Surf Ballroom Clear Lake, Iowa
Mar 15 Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque, Iowa
Mar 17 Joeâ€™s Bar Chicago, Illinois
Mar 18 LCO Casino Hayward, Wisconsin
Mar 19 Seven Clans Casino Red Lake, Minnesota
Mar 20 Seven Flags Event Center Clive, Iowa
Mar 23 The Machine Shop Flint, Michigan
Mar 25 Ameristar Casino St. Charles, Missouri
Mar 26 Ameristar Casino Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 27 Primm Valley Resort / Star of the Desert Arena Primm, Nevada
Mar 29 Oneida Casino Green Bay, Wisconsin
Mar 30 Potawatomi Bingo Casino Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mar 31 Potawatomi Bingo Casino Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apr 1 Mountain Arts Center Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Apr 2 Wildhorse Saloon Nashville, Tennessee
Apr 3 Peoria Civic Center (Rivermen Post Game Concert) Peoria, Illinois
Apr 9 Heritage Hall Ardmore, Oklahoma
Apr 9 Two Frogs Grill (Official After Party) Ardmore, Oklahoma
Apr 10 Billy Bobâ€™s Fort Worth, Texas
Apr 11 Sea World – Nautilus Arena San Antonio, Texas
Apr 17 State Farm Arena Hidalgo, Texas
Apr 24 Belterra Resort & Casino Florence, Indiana
May 2 Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, Tennessee
May 5 Grizzly Rose Denver, Colorado
May 6 Cowboyâ€™s Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 8 Route 66 Casino Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 12 Turning Stone Resort & Casino Showroom Verona, New York
May 13 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, New York
May 14 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton, New Hampshire
May 28 Hard Rock Casino Biloxi, Mississippi
Jun 5 Prairie Knights Casino & Resort Ford Yates, North Dakota
Jul 23 Dakota Rock Fest Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Aug 6 Clearfield County Fair Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Sep 3 Rib America Festival Indianapolis, Indiana
Iconic rocker Bret Michaels, lead vocalist of Poison, reality TV star, actor, and solo musician, has just released the single “Nothing To Lose.” On the track Michaels taps into his melodic prowess and knack for composing epic ballads and delivers a song that will easily find a home amongst rock, pop and country music fans. Knowing that “Nothing To Lose” had potential to cross genres Michaels recorded it a number of ways; solo, acoustic, and as a duet with Disney star Miley Cyrus.
The concept of pairing the two household names may seem out of left field but the two come together beautifully on the track. “Bret and I had a great time in the studio together just hanging out and making music,” Miley was quoted saying. “He’s so passionate about music and it shows. I think it’s such a rad collaboration because it shows that two artists that seem so different on the outside can come together and organically create something that we are both proud of.”
With the Internet buzz around the track, Michaels sat down with US Magazine to set the record straight, for anyone who was questioning the lyrical content of the song and Miley’s participation on it, “I never sat down and said, ‘Look at the content. Look at the lyrical content… There is nothing I have to be defensive about,” he said, “I just thought it was a beautiful song.”
All five versions of the country-rock ballad “Nothing To Lose” are now available on CD at the singer’s website and the single featuring Miley Cyrus just hit iTunes on Tuesday March 2nd! To get the latest info on Bret Michaels, including his upcoming appearance on Celebrity Apprentice visit his official website www.BretMichaels.com!
In what will be one of the biggest nostalgic concert tours of the summer, Def Leppard will tour with Poison and Cheap Trick. Tickets go onsale Friday March 6th (http://www.livenation.com) unless you’re a Citi card member (you can buy tickets on March 4th then). There are several reasons to go to these shows. You can catch three cool classic bands at a decent price. Bret Michaels might make you his “Rock of Love” or you can go and catch more cougars than a zoo inspector!
“I’m very pleased that we are coming back to North America,” said Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott. “We’re gonna be touring with some new friends and some old friends and can guarantee it will be the Rock Tour of the summer.”
“There is nothing better than an epic summer concert and this tour is a dream come true for rock ‘n’ roll fans. It will be a night of a thousand hits with three hard-charging rock bands on the road together,” said Poison front man and star of VH1′s top-rated “Rock of Love Bus” reality show Bret Michaels.
You can also buy some VIP tickets to the tour through I Love All Access at www.iloveallaccess.com.
DEF LEPPARD TOUR DATES
23-June Camden, NJ
25-June Cuyahoga Falls, OH
26-June Darien Center, NY
28-June Scranton, PA
30-June Mansfield, MA
01-July Holmdel, NJ
03-July Saratoga Springs, NY
04-July Toronto, CAN
07-July Hartford, CT
08-July Wantagh, NY
10-July Burgettstown, PA
11-July Virginia Beach, VA
12-July Bristow, VA
15-July Cincinnati, OH
17-July Tinley Park, IL
18-July Milwaukee, WI
20-July Maryland Heights, MO
21-July Kansas City, MO
23-July Noblesville, IN
24-July Clarkston, MI
07-August Raleigh, NC
08-August Charlotte, NC
10-August Nashville, TN
11-August Birmingham, AL
13-August West Palm Beach, FL
14-August Tampa, FL
15-August Atlanta, GA
18-August New Orleans, LA
19-August Houston, TX
21-August Dallas, TX
22-August Tulsa, OK
24-August Englewood, CO
25-August Salt Lake City, UT
28-August Albuquerque, NM
29-August Phoenix, AZ
30-August Irvine, CA
02-September Mountain View, CA
03-September Sacramento, CA
05-September Las Vegas, NV
06-September San Bernadino, CA
For more info, go to www.defleppard.com