Skid Row Announce March 2018 UK/Ireland Tour

Skid Row have announced a March 2018 UK/Ireland tour with Toseland. This run will include one special co-headlining date with Night Ranger at London Shepherds Bush Empire on March 11.

Tour Dates:

03/02 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy
03/03 – Belfast, Ireland – Limelight
03/05 – Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC
03/06 – Inverness, Scotland – Iron Works
03/07 – Newcastle, England – O2 Academy
03/09 – Sheffield, England – Corporation
03/10 – Pwllheli, North Wales – Hard Rock Hell AOR Festival
03/11 – London, England – O2 Shepards Bush Empire (feat. Night Ranger)
03/12 – Hull, England – Welly
03/14 – Manchester, England – Academy 2
03/15 – Cardiff, Wales – Cardiff Uni Y Plas
03/16 – Liverpool, England – Hangar 34
03/17 – Coventry, England – Casbah
03/19 – Norwich, England – Waterfront
03/20 – Bristol, England – O2 Academy
03/21 – Brighton, England – Concorde 2
03/22 – Nottingham, England – Rock City

Sebastian Bach Dsicusses Failed Skid Row Reunion

Sebastian Bach recently guested on “Let There Be Talk” and offered some more insight into the failed Skid Row reunion. Interestingly, he said that the band actually had a whole tour planned with various festival dates, but in the end “it just didn’t happen.”

Bach said the following [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“We were talking about putting a reunion [of the classic SKID ROW lineup] together, but we couldn’t even handle a group text. [Laughs]. It was, like, after a couple of texts… fucking just… misery. [Laughs] I’m, like, ‘Can we get in a fucking room? ‘No. That’s out of the question.'”

“How [did the reunion talks] start? I’m not gonna name names, ’cause Lord knows it’s enough of a mess. [Laughs] ‘Hey, we wanna talk about maybe getting back in the same room together. Let’s see if we can do this.’ [And I’m, like], ‘Right on! This is gonna be simple, man. This’ll be great.’ And then I’ll read on Blabbermouth the singer of DRAGONFORCE is the guy [they chose to sing for SKID ROW]. And then I’ll text, ‘What the fuck’s up, man? Really? What happened with this?’ [And they would be, like], ‘Oh, no, no, no.’ [And I said] ‘Well, then why [doesn’t] your manager call my manager?’ So then their manager won’t talk to me and they won’t talk to my guy. So what the fuck’s going on? And then there’s gigs booked… We had gigs — we had like a whole tour this summer at all those [festivals like] Rock On The Range. It was all gonna happen, but then it just didn’t happen. You would have to do an interview with those guys [to find out why].

“Another thing is, part of my sense of humor is, like, I’ll say something funny, that I think is funny, that they’ll take not funny. I mean, I could go into more detail, but I don’t know if I should.

“The last contact I had with ’em, they did a gig down in Texas, SKID ROW opening up for [’80s pop star] Tiffany. And I didn’t think it was true, ’cause somebody sent me a poster on Twitter. And I thought it was fake, ’cause it was ’80s night — Tiffany, Flavor Flav and SKID ROW, with the SKID ROW logo on there. I go, ‘This is not true.’ So I sent it to [‘That Metal Show’ co-host] Eddie Trunk. He goes, ‘That’s bullshit.’ So then I did a gig in [New] Jersey and this guy came up backstage. He goes, ‘Yeah, I’m Rachel’s [Bolan, SKID ROW bassist] best friend.’ I go, ‘Dude, please, can you ask him what the fuck is up with this?’ Then the next morning I woke up and it was, like, ‘You’re ripping me apart to my friends.’ And I go, ‘Dude, I’m just fucking asking a question? Is this true, is this not true? I’m not ripping anybody apart.’ I’m, like, ‘Are you guys opening for Tiffany?’ It’s a question that I could maybe ask, being [that] when people see the SKID ROW logo, most of them think I’m gonna be there. So maybe that’s something I could maybe address. That was the last contact I had with ’em. This is all happening at the time of the GUNS N’ ROSES reunion, where I’m jamming onstage with GUNS N’ ROSES. We could probably maybe do a gig with them — maybe. It could have possibly happened. But, again, that would require the completion of a group text, and that’s fucking way too crazy. [Laughs] Like, agreeing on a thread of a text. That’s impossible.”

Skid Row Officially Welcome ZP Theart (Ex-Dragonforce) To The Band

It looks like Skid Row have officially welcomed ZP Theart (Ex-Dragonforce) to the band. Rachel Bolan made the announcement during the band’s January 14 show in Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada.

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Bolan said the following:

“I wanna make this announcement finally formal. He’s been with us for a year, our new lead singer, ZP Theart. We’re going in the studio soon to make a new record. We love this guy. He just lives too far away. We’ve gotta get him to move to the States, but that’s coming down the road.”

Theart later added the following on his Facebook page:

“This bands music was the soundtrack to the largest part of my younger years and many a crazy adventure. Now I get the chance to re-live all of them for a hour and a half every night! I am beyond honoured to be given this opportunity. Think I’m a bit jealous of my actual self”

Skid Row Discuss Departure Of Tony Harnell

Yesterday, Tony Harnell (ex-TNT) revealed that he had quit Skid Row. The band has now issued a statement about the situation, which you can read below.

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“To the Skid Row faithful,

As you may know, Tony Harnell quit the band yesterday. We found out about his decision the same way all of you did, via his post on social media. He had posted that he was no longer in the band before informing the band personally.

The last we spoke with Tony was on December 17. He was in the hospital being treated for ‘bronchitis with asthmatic symptoms.’ We were all very concerned and offered any assistance we could to help him get healthy. Due to his condition, we were forced to cancel our show in Chicago on December 19. The next time we heard anything was his post yesterday.

That being said, we are all moving forward and wish Tony the best in his future endeavors.

Lastly, amidst all of the rumors and speculation, there has been no talk of a reunion [with former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach] nor are we opening for Guns N’ Roses.

That’s it for now. We’ll keep you updated as best we can.

“Thanks for your support and understanding. See you in 2016!”

Skid Row Part Ways With Johnny Solinger/Welcome Tony Harnell

Skid Row have parted ways with vocalist, Johnny Solinger. During an interview with Eddie Trunk, the band announced that Tony Harnell (ex-TNT) will now handle the vocal duties for the group. In his own statement, Solinger claimed to have left to focus on his solo career, but according to Blabbermouth, Dave “Snake” Sabo and Rachel Bolan have since revealed that he was fired.

Skid Row have since issued the following press release: