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Poison, Cheap Trick team for summer tour heading to Atlanta


Break out the hairspray – Poison is returning to the road this summer.

The “Poison…Nothin’ But a Good Time 2018” tour finds the guitar-cranking rockers – the original foursome of Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, CC DeVille and Bobby Dall - sharing a bill with Cheap Trick and Pop Evil.

They’ll swing through Verizon Amphitheatre on June 5.Tickets are $25-$99.50 and will go on sale at 11 a.m. Feb. 9 through and the venue box office.

Each band is also offering its own VIP/meet and greet package (visit, and for details).

Poison visited Atlanta last May for a blast of a show with Def Leppard and Tesla , while Cheap Trick hit Chastain with Foreigner and released one of the best Christmas albums of 2017.

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Fri 5/18 Irvine, CA Five Points Amphitheatre

* Sat 5/19 Las Vegas, NV The Joint

* Sun 5/20 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort

Tue 5/22 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre

Wed 5/23 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Fri 5/25 Kansas City, KS Sprint Center

* Sat 5/26 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Thu 5/31 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheatre

* Sat 6/2 Dallas, TX Toyota Pavilion at Irving Music Factory

* Sun 6/3 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

* Tue 6/5 Atlanta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre

Thu 6/7 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

* Fri 6/8 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

* Sat 6/9 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

* Sun 6/10 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

* Tue 6/12 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center

Wed 6/13 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheatre

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.