Bret Michaels Adds Texas Bike Rally to 2008 Rock of Love Tour: Tickets on Sale Now for Gonzales Thunder Rally Rock Festival and Bike Rally, Oct. 10-12, in Gonzales, Texas

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General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster for this year’s inaugural Gonzales Thunder Rally, a three-day rock festival and bike rally Oct. 10-12 at JB Wells Park in historic Gonzales, south of Austin, east of San Antonio, featuring special guest Bret Michaels of Poison and VH-1 “Rock of Love” fame.

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This event is going to transform Gonzales and the region into a live music mecca. The citizens of Gonzales are extremely enthusiastic that an event of this size is being held in their city. Gonzales is central to Austin, San Antonio and Houston – it's a super location for music events.

The festival, which has already booked AXE and Great White and is busy booking others for Oct. 10, welcomes special guest Bret Michaels, Poison frontman and star of VH-1's "Rock of Love" reality show, which just finished its second season. Bret's new CD "Rock My World" is in stores now. Poison has sold 25 million records and had 15 Top 40 singles. The Gonzales Thunder Rally was added to Bret's VH-1 Presents Rock of Love Tour 2008 – he's headlining Saturday, Oct. 11. Electric Ocean opens.

General Admission tickets: $45 for all 3 days Backstage VIP tickets: $295 – 3-day event pass includes VIP parking, VIP section near the main stage, private restroom and bar, complimentary food and event T-shirt. VIP tickets are automatically entered to win autographed merchandise and artist meet-and-greet drawings. "When I talked to Bret about our plans for the Gonzales Thunder Rally, I got the feeling he was just as pumped and excited about the event as we were," said Ben Pigott, Gonzales Thunder Rally brainchild. "People have no idea what's in store for them. This show will be awesome!"

Gonzales Thunder Rally organizers Rock Festival Productions expect 20,000+ bikers and concertgoers from central and south Texas to make the trip to Gonzales in October, a month known for its great riding weather. A portion of festival proceeds benefits Norma's House in Gonzales.

"This event is going to transform Gonzales and the region into a live music mecca. The citizens of Gonzales are extremely enthusiastic that an event of this size is being held in their city. Gonzales is central to Austin, San Antonio and Houston – it's a super location for music events."

More about Norma's House: Norma's House (The Gonzales Regional Children's Advocacy Center) is one of 61 child advocacy centers in the state of Texas. Norma's House helps children that are victims of abuse and/or neglect by offering a safe, child-friendly environment where children may tell of their abuse.

Rock Festival Productions is currently looking for national and Texas-based corporate advertising sponsors. Several packages at a variety of dollar levels are available, including sponsorship of Bret Michaels.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Find Bret Michaels' biography, performance video and pictures on http://www.GonzalesThunderRally.com.

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