Bret Michaels' band is confident that the singer will join them on their upcoming tour -- but they're still preparing an emergency plan in case something goes wrong.
Sources close to the band tell us that when Bret returns, "someone in the crew will be required to provide the bus drivers with a list of every hospital from current location to next location ... addresses and all ... so in the event of an emergency, they have the info readily available."
As we previously reported, the band is hopeful that Bret will be back on stage as soon as May 26.
Bret -- who suffered a hemorrhage near his brain stem last month -- has been released from the hospital and has been making tremendous progress at a private rehab facility.
He's expected to make a full recovery.