Bret Michaels To Perform at Tecate Light Saturday Rock-N-Roar Concert!
LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 5, 2013) – Rock and Roll icon Bret Michaels will star in the Tecate Light “Rock-N-Roar” Concert, Saturday night, April 20 at the 39th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The concert, which begins at approximately 6:45 p.m., is free to all race ticket holders.
A “man of many hats” – musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, reality TV star and philanthropist – Michaels got his start as lead singer for the party rock band “Poison,” which had ten singles in Billboard’s Hot 100, including a No. 1 hit, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and has sold over 30 million records.
He has since gone on to record several chart-topping solo albums, including the soundtrack from the 1998 film “A Letter From Death Row,” in which he wrote, directed and also starred.
Michaels has appeared in several films and TV shows, was a judge on the highest-rated season of “Nashville Star” and starred in three seasons of VH1’s smash-hit reality show “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels,” which inspired his successful solo album, “Rock My World” and three number one videos for the songs “Go That Far,” “Fallen” and “Driven.”
He was also the winner of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice 3,” and was featured in his own reality docu-series, “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.” The show spawned his highest-charting solo album to date – “Custom-Built” - which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock charts.
"As a race fan and major car and motorcycle enthusiast I am honored to be asked to play the concert at this year's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Saturday, April 20th,” said Michaels. “I have been to the Grand Prix several times and it was awesome. I promise I’ll bring a concert and party that will rock your world."
In January, Michaels released a new single, “You Know You Want It” from his upcoming album, “Good Songs And Good Friends,” featuring collaborations with some of the top artists from a variety of genres and, in May, his new TV show, “Rock My RV” will debut on The Travel Channel.
A lifelong diabetic, Michaels has devoted considerable time and energy to helping others. Aside from being a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association, Michaels also sponsors his own “Life Rocks Foundation,” which supports a wide variety of charities involving diabetes, childhood cancer, military support and pets.
Saturday ticket prices at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, featuring the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, IZOD IndyCar Series qualifying, Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge and Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series race, start at $47 for a general admission ticket. Tickets for the entire three-day weekend, which includes seven exciting races, range in price from $70 for general admission to $130 for a ticket that includes Saturday and Sunday reserved seating in grandstand upper levels. Pre-paid parking packages are also available, along with handicapped seating, IndyCar Paddock passes, Super Photo tickets and a wide variety of Hospitality Club packages.
Fans can select and pay for their seats, parking and paddock passes online at gplb.com. Tickets can also be ordered by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 82-SPEED, and callers can request a printed ticket brochure that includes a circuit map, ticket prices, order form and other information. Also featured on gplb.com is the latest Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach news, downloadable ticket brochure and racetrack information, photos and ongoing announcements of special race week activities.
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