When SHARK became aware that the glam metal band Poison was scheduled to perform at the 2008 Greeley Stampede Rodeo, we immediately contacted drummer and co-founder Rikki Rockett.
Rockett is a dedicated animal advocate and he was shocked to learn that Poison had been booked to play for an event as abusive as a rodeo. After viewing recent rodeo abuse footage and carefully considering the information, Rockett declared that he would not play at any rodeo events in the future. Read Rikki Rockett's full statement below.
The resulting furor is being played out in Colorado and national media, and on the heels of Matchbox Twenty's cancellation at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, is likely making other rodeo entertainers and sponsors think twice about associating with cruelty.