It’s a good thing Spandex stretches, as metalheads of yesteryear will want to dust off that skintight attire and ready the hairspray for the summer’s Glam Slam Metal Jam 2001 — an extensive, 41-date tour featuring Poison, Warrant, Quiet Riot and Enuff Z’Nuff, among others.
Scheduled to kick off May 23 in Amarillo, Texas, the quadruple bill heads through the South before swinging through the Northeast in early July, according to a Poison spokesperson. Confirmed dates for the trek end north of the border, August 5 at Minnedosa, Manitoba’s Little River Rockfest, a four-day festival that also includes fellow retro hitmakers Styx, Survivor, the Knack and Dr. Hook, according to a Rockfest spokesperson. More dates are expected to be added to the outing, the Poison spokesperson said.
Selected dates will feature Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil, Great White and the Bulletboys, the spokesperson confirmed.
Poison are touring with original members singer Bret Michaels, drummer Rikki Rockett, bassist Bobby Dall and guitarist C.C. DeVille behind last summer’s Power to the People, their eighth studio album. The group’s recently recorded new single, “Rock Star,” can be heard on their official Web site, www.poisonweb.com. On June 5, Poison make their DVD debut with Greatest Video Hits, a collection of videos, interviews and backstage footage.
Warrant toured with Poison in 1990, and singer Jani Lane, guitarist Erik Turner and bassist Jerry Dixon are hoping to revisit that outing’s old glory. The band is putting the finishing touches on its fifth studio album, expected to be released in September, according to their manager.
Quiet Riot — with the Metal Health lineup of 1983 — Kevin DuBrow (vocals), Rudy Sarzo (bass), Carlos Cavazo (guitar) and Frankie Banali (drums) — will release their 10th full-length LP, Guilty Pleasures, on May 29, according to Banali. Enuff Z’Nuff are touring in support of their 10th and most recent album, last year’s 10.
The Glam Slam Metal Jam 2001 itinerary, according to Poison’s spokesperson:
- 5/23 – Amarillo, TX @ Amarillo Coliseum
- 5/24 – El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
- 5/26 – Schertz, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (w/ Vince Neil, Great White and the Bulletboys)
- 5/27 – Spring, TX @ C.W. Mitchell Pavilion (w/ Vince Neil, Great White and the Bulletboys)
- 5/28 – Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre
- 5/30 – Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
- 5/31 – Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
- 6/2 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Mars Music Amphitheatre
- 6/3 – Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
- 6/5 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
- 6/6 – Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
- 6/7 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
- 6/9 – Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
- 6/10 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Amphitheater
- 6/13 – Wilmington, DE @ Kahuna Club/Kahunaville
- 6/15 – Hartford, CT @ ctnow.com Meadows Music
- 6/16 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Performing Arts Center
- 6/17 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Six Flags P.A.C.
- 6/19 – Manchester, NH @ Singer Family Park
- 6/20 – Scranton, PA @ Coors Light Amphitheater @ Montage Mountain
- 6/22 – Green Bay, WI @ Oneida Casino
- 6/23 – West Fargo, ND @ Red River Valley Fair
- 6/27 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Sandstone Amphitheatre
- 6/29 – Bottineau, ND @ Wild Rose Ridge Amphitheatre
- 7/1 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
- 7/3 – Tinley Park, IL @ New World Music Theatre
- 7/4 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
- 7/6 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheater
- 7/7 – Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
- 7/8 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
- 7/19 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
- 7/20 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
- 7/21 – Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheater
- 7/22 – Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion @ Star Lake
- 7/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
- 7/25 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
- 7/27 – Dubuque, IA @ Dubuque County Fair
- 7/28 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Riverport Amphitheatre
- 7/29 – Antioch, TN @ AmSouth Amphitheatre
- 8/04 – Huron, SD @ South Dakota State Fair
- 8/05 – Minnedosa, MB @ Little River Rockfest