Shellabration Inc. is incredibly excited to announce Bret Michaels as headliner for Shellabration 2022. Slated for Saturday, June 11th on the Fort Dodge Soccer Association Fields at Roger Sports Complex, the show will include Molly Hatchet as special guest plus Fort Dodge’s Lone Tree Revival rounding out the lineup. In celebration of twenty years of Shellabration, we wanted to put on a party (and oh what a party it will be)!
Rising to global stardom as the frontman of Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, Bret Michaels helped define the rock n’ roll scene on the Sunset Strip. Their massive success includes selling over 30 million records worldwide producing scores of hit singles like “Nothing But A Good Time”, “Talk Dirty To Me”, “Unskinny Bop”, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, “I Want Action”, “Fallen Angel”, “I Won’t Forget You”, “Stand”. “Ride the Wind”, “Your Mama Don’t Dance”, “Look What the Cat Dragged In” and “Something To Believe In”. Equally as successful, Bret’s career also charted its own course with multiple solo albums including the most recent single entitled “Unbroken”. For additional information about the artist and his career, check out www.bretmichaels.com.
When this multi-talented performer isn’t touring, he can be found both in front of and behind the camera as a director, producer and a reality TV superstar. His first foray into reality TV brought the record-breaking “Rock of Love with Bret Michaels” franchise to VH1, one of the most successful shows in the network’s history. Following three successful seasons of the show, he teamed up with VH1 for the docu-series “Life As I Know It” setting even more records. Bret has also starred in and won NBC’s hit show, “Celebrity Apprentice”. Coming into the show as the underdog, his tenacity and business sense helped him win the series in 2010, raising well over $300,000 for Diabetes research. Michaels latest television endeavor, “Rock My RV with Bret Michaels” will see Michaels and his team revamping and redesigning dilapidated RV’s in true rock star form and style. The show will begin airing on the Travel Channel in May.
As if having one national act on the bill wasn’t enough, this year’s Shellabration event will also include Molly Hatchet as direct support. Formed in Jacksonville, FL, in 1971, the band is known for its Southern Rock sound. The peak of their commercial success came between 1978-1984 releasing hits like “Flirtin’ With Disaster”, “Dreams I’ll Never See”, “Whiskey Man”, “Gator Country” and “Satisfied Man”. “Having Molly Hatchet in the lineup will be a trip back in time for me, said Shellabration President, Jim Reed. I remember shagging the drag in Fort Dodge back in 1980. Flirtin’ With Disaster would come on the radio and you’d hear it up and down Central Avenue from every Camero and TransAm. 80’s music rules. Ah, the memories”, reminisced Reed. Rounding out the lineup will be local favorites, Lone Tree Revival.
Tickets for Shellabration 2022 go on sale online Saturday, March 26th at 12AM (midnight Friday, 3/25). They will initially only be available online at www.ticketweb.com.
Tickets will also be available for purchase locally at Hy-Vee in Fort Dodge beginning Saturday, April 16th. Additional retail outlets will be announced later. They will cost $40 in advance and increase to $50 beginning on Monday, May 30th leading up to the show on Saturday, June 11th. Kids 12 years of age and under are admitted free and all tickets are general admission with festival style seating.