[NEWS] ’80S HEAVY METAL HEROES SKID ROW GEAR UP FOR 2018 AUSSIE TOURby TEO on May 16, 2018 • 3:04 pm No Comments
Multi-platinum selling band Skid Row will embark on a full Australian tour this October whilst also hitting Auckland, New Zealand. It will be the first time Australian fans get to see former Dragonforce singer ZP Theart up front and he will be joined by guitarists Snake Sabo and Scotti Hill, bassist Rachel Bolan and drummer Rob Hammersmith.
Since the band’s 1986 inception, the guys have clocked up numerous Top 10 singles, gold and multi-platinum selling albums and a #1 on the Billboard album chart. They might have conquered the world several times over, but guitarist Snake Sabo admits the success hasn’t changed him or the band, and Skid Row is focussed on making more earth shattering music. He says “I will always be that 16-year-old kid in front of the mirror, pretending to be Ace Frehley or Michael Schenker. It’s still about writing a great song with your friends, praying it connects with someone. That has never left me. That wilfulness will always exist, and there’s so much left to say!”
Now, Skid Row is gearing up to record the final instalment of the United World Rebellion trilogy. Recording new songs means capturing the signature Skid Row energy for drummer Rob Hammersmith. “That sound and energy is what resonates with people and knocks them on their ass! We have a lot of great ideas to work with, so we’re all really excited about this new music.”
As the energy for the new album and tour is reaching fever pitch, enter ZP Theart. “I’ve been a mad fan of this band since I was a teenager, and to now be a member of Skid Row, is beyond any sense of my imagination!”
Australian fans are in for a high-energy hit of heavy metal when Skid Row unleash their live shows upon us.
Thursday 18 October – BRISBANE, Eatons Hill Hotel
Friday 19 October – MELBOURNE, Prince Bandroom
Saturday 20 October – SYDNEY, Manning Bar
Sunday 21 October – PERTH, Astor Theatre
Tuesday 23 October – ADELAIDE, The Gov
Wednesday 24 October – AUCKLAND, The Studio
On sale here from 9.00am Monday 21st May 2018.
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