Starting Friday at 12:30 p.m., tickets for Bret Michaels' "Roses & Thorns Tour" at The Theatre in Westbury on May 13 will go on sale at livenation.com.

For those with access to a computer, experienced in hitting the "refresh" button, and looking to save a couple bucks, Friday's open sale is the place to go. However, for the Bret Michaels diehards looking to assure themselves a ticket before the show sells out, there is a way to score seats earlier, albeit at a premium.

Now, at New York Tickets Online, various seats are available ranging from $73 to $359, depending on how close you want to be when Michaels belts out "Every Rose Has its Thorn."

While the "presale" price certainly is a step up from Friday's ticket sales (starting at $49.50), the combination of Westbury's limited capacity and Michaels' large, loyal following could make Friday's online release a crapshoot.

At the show, the Poison frontman-turned-solo artist-turned-reality star is expected to play a mix of his old Poison songs, some new solo stuff, and some other popular covers.

For more information on the event, click here, and for a complete listing of events at the Westbury theater, visit ExploreLI.

And for the above-mentioned Michaels groupies . . .

advertisement | advertise on newsday

PHOTOS: Bret Michaels at the Tonys

AP Photo