Skid Row

From22 January 2019to11 June 2019

Skid Row

Skid Row is one of the most popular and endearing Heavy Metal bands to come out of America. The apex of the group’s career took place in the late 80s and early 90s; however they are still actively performing and recording.

The band formed in 1986, but did not have a stable line up until the following year. The group was started by New Jersey natives Rachel Bolan who played the bass and Dave “The Snake” Sabo the group’s guitarist. In addition to those founding members,the band congealed into a core lineup consisting of vocalist Sebastian Bach, guitarist Scotti Hill, and drummer Rob Affuso.

The band had gathered somewhat of a following touring small clubs throughout the east coast of the United States. The group was in a way taken under the care of Sabo’s long-time friend Jon Bon Jovi and was signed by Bon Jovi’s manager Doc McGhee. Things started to fall into place for the band after that. They entered in a record contract with Atlantic Records in 1988 and subsequently recorded their debut self-titled album with renowned producer Michael Wagener who was responsible for producing works for Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and White Lion. Soon after recording their debut the band landed a stint opening for Bon Jovi on their “New Jersey tour”.

The album came out on 24 January 1989 and was an instant success. It peaked to No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and was loaded with the following 3 top 10 hits: “18 and Life”, “I Remember You” and “Youth Gone Wild”. Since the album’s release it has sold over 5 million copies and despite critics previous tendencies to pan heavy metal albums it managed to score positive reviews.

The band hit the road again with rock giants Aerosmith and entered in the studio to record their follow up album “Slave to the Grind” with Wagener. Their sophomore release came out in 1991 and marked a stylistic change for the band. Their sound was more stark and raw and incorporated experimental styles such as speed metal. Despite the band’s deviation from the mainstream rock sound they went on to repeat the commercial success that they experienced with their first album. “Slave to the Grind” put the band at No. 1 on the American charts and saw them opening for Guns N’ Roses.

The band released their third album “Subhuman Race” in 1995. Though it would not match the success of their first two albums, it managed to chart in the top 40s. The band promoted this release by opening for Van Halen.

The lineup of Skid Row dramatically changed with the departure of lead singer Sebastian Bach. Although the band did not release an album until 8 years later, they did continue to tour. Some of their dates were with KISS. The band would go on to release one other full length album “Revolutions per Minute” and also played their biggest show ever, playing the Polish Woodstock to over 500,000 attendees.

Tuesday 22 January 2019
Skid Row
O2 Ritz Manchester, Manchester, UK

Wednesday 23 January 2019
Skid Row
O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Friday 25 January 2019
Skid Row
O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK

Friday 25 January 2019 – Monday 28 January 2019
Skid Row
Giants Of Rock 2019
Butlin’s – Minehead, Minehead, UK

Saturday 26 January 2019
Skid Row
O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK

Sunday 24 February 2019 – Friday 01 March 2019
Skid Row
Monsters of Rock Cruise 2019
Port of Miami, Miami, FL, US

Friday 03 May 2019 – Sunday 05 May 2019
Skid Row
M3 Rock Festival 2019
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, US

Saturday 04 May 2019
Skid Row
Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ, US

Friday 17 May 2019
Skid Row
Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PA, US

Saturday 18 May 2019
Skid Row
Turning Stone Resort Casino – Showroom, Verona, NY, US

Monday 10 June 2019
Skid Row
Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany

Tuesday 11 June 2019
Skid Row
Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany

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