Last night Bret Michaels played to a record breaking crowd at Arizona Bike Week. Michaels, who recently returned from Abu Dhabi where he performed for and hung out with military personnel, honored veterans in attendance by bringing them on-stage to recognize them last night. In addition, Michaels donated $10,000 to benefit our nation’s veteran heroes. – Team Bret
Bret Michaels To Throw Mega Concert To Kick Off Arizona Bike Week & Honor Local Veterans
Poison front man, reality TV star, & Celebrity Apprentice winner, Bret Michaels will kick off Arizona Bike Week with a mega concert at WestWorld in Scottsdale, on Wednesday April 5th, in which he will be honoring local veterans both on stage and with a donation.
Michaels, a son of a veteran, is an Arizona resident. He is an avid biker, both street & dirt. Michaels states, “It is an honor to kick off Arizona Bike Week and I promise I will be bringing a great party vibe and be playing all the Poison and solo hits. To me, a day of good music, good people and good riding is great for the soul”. Michaels, who has sold over 40 million records and still holds the record for VH1’s highest rated shows “Rock of Love” and “Life as I Know it”, is also known as a philanthropist, having been inspired by his lifelong battle with insulin dependent diabetes. Michaels, who has had Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 6, also suffered a life threating brain hemorrhage and was treated at the Valley’s own St. Joseph Barrows Hospital. After a subsequent heart surgery at Barrows & his recovery from both illnesses, Michaels went on to build the Bret Michaels Hospitality and Music Room, an uplifting waiting area for patients and their families at the hospital. He continues to visit patients & donate items to the room.
Michaels, who took his solo band to forward operating bases in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait to play for the men and women of our armed forces, will be honoring local veterans and bringing them on stage during his performance at Arizona Bike Week. Having come from a family of veterans, some who received purple hearts and some killed in action, Michaels says, “I cannot thank these men and women enough for their patriotism, personal sacrifice and the freedom we all get to enjoy. I intend to throw a huge party during my bike week performance and awesome concert, that everyone can enjoy & I look forward to seeing you all there.” In addition to the huge party Michaels says he is bringing, organizers of Arizona Bike Week say that Michaels has committed to making a donation to the Veterans Charity on site at the event.
Arizona Bike week is held at WestWorld in Scottsdale. Michaels’ opening night performance takes place at 9pm on Wednesday April 5th. More information can be found at BretMichaels.com and at AZBikeWeek.com.
“Hangin’ With The Real Heroes”
Recently Bret and his band made a surprise stop in Abu Dhabi. More photos, videos and stories to come, but we wanted to show the real heroes of our country having an awesome time.
Bret would like to say thank first and foremost to General Charles Corcoran and Colonel Craig Juneau for an giving he and his crew such an incredible welcome. Thank you for treating us so graciously with giving us the opportunity to play for such amazing people.
“These soldiers sacrifice so much of their time and put their own life in harms way. What an honor to land and meet all of these great people then throw a party of biblical proportions. I love our troops, country and the world. Thank you to the amazing and beautiful people of Abu Dhabi” stated Bret. – Team Bret
Good luck to Bill Goldberg & Brock Lesnar. Have an awesome title match at Wrestlemania. Both of you are awesome!
BretMichaels.com Photo Of The Day: Bill Goldberg joining Bret onstage. – Team Bret
As a lifelong sports fanatic, Bret is fired up for Opening Day and the start of the MLB season. This means baseball, America’s favorite pastime is upon us! That being said, today we re-visit an always hot topic this time of year where we ask you the question, “which team do you think has the best chance of making it to the World Series?”
Share your comments using the hashtags #MLB #Baseball #SpringTraining #OpeningDay on Bret’s Official Facebook and Twitter pages.
While in town to be honored by the mayor of Butler, PA who declared “Bret Michaels Day”, Bret took batting practice at Pittsburgh Pirates home game at PNC park last season with good friend and Buccos centerfielder Andrew McCutchen. After watching the way Bret hit the ball, “The Cutch” playfully mentioned that Bret hit the ball better Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. A great day all in good fun.
– Team Bret