Bret Michaels' "Life Rocks Tour' landed at Michigan City's Blue Chip Casino last weekend.
The 90-minute solo show on Nov. 9 by the Poison front man proved to be a showcase of non-stop energy, featuring favorite tunes from Michaels' solo albums as well as Poison hits.
Michaels, currently touring in support of his latest album "Jammin' with Friends," encouraged fans to stand, clap, and come up to the stage immediately after the first song and the energy never waned for the remainder of the show.
Blue Chip's Stardust Event Center was filled to capacity for the concert. The rocker, who is always quite the showman on stage, also displayed an approachable, likeable personality as he frequently shook hands with fans and regularly talked to his audience.
On the playlist were a good selection of Poison gems and Michaels' favorites including "Something to Believe In," Fallen Angel," "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," and "What I Got," by Sublime, which is the "first song" Michaels said he was able to listen to after he suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2010.
Michaels and his band, featuring Pete Evick on guitar, also delivered a strong, extended version of Poison hit "Unskinny Bop," and the Lynyrd Skynyrd anthem "Sweet Home Alabama."
Michaels' fans can catch the rocker when he brings his show to the Midwest once again on Nov. 23 in Anderson, Ind. and Dec. 19 at Mojoes in Joliet, Ill. Visit bretmichaels.com