New SKID ROW vocalist Erik Grönwall says that he met his bandmates in individual for the primary time 4 days earlier than they performed their first present collectively.
The Grönwall-fronted model of SKID ROW made its dwell debut Saturday evening (March 26) at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & On line casino in Las Vegas, Nevada because the help act on the rescheduled dates for SCORPIONS‘ “Sin Metropolis Nights” residency.
SKID ROW‘s nine-song set included its new single, “The Gang’s All Right here”, which was made obtainable on Friday, March 25. The track is the title monitor of the band’s upcoming album, which is able to arrive on October 14 through earMUSIC.
On Sunday (March 27), Erik took to his social media to share a photograph of the brand new SKID ROW lineup, and he included the next message: “First present performed! Met these pretty gents for the primary time this Tuesday. Rehearsed in Vegas Wednesday and Thursday. And did the primary present yesterday. First time on stage in two years and right here I’m with my favourite band @officialskidrow.
“Fuck me. Appears like I have been hit by @miketyson . Time to relaxation after which off to the studio tomorrow to trace some extra vocals for the brand new album. Can somebody get me in contact with Steven Spielberg to debate the script for SKID ROW the film?”
SKID ROW‘s setlist for the primary live performance was as follows:
01. Slave To The Grind
02. Huge Weapons
03. 18 And Life
04. Piece Of Me
05. Livin’ On A Chain Gang
06. Monkey Enterprise
07. I Keep in mind You
08. The Gang’s All Right here
09. Youth Gone Wild
Fan-filmed video is on the market under.
Grönwall joined SKID ROW because the alternative for ZP Theart who not too long ago left the group after a six-year stint.
SKID ROW recorded “The Gang’s All Right here” in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has beforehand labored with FOO FIGHTERS, STONE SOUR, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, RUSH and ALICE IN CHAINS, amongst many others.
SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo stated in an announcement: “We’re past excited to launch this document. It has been a very long time within the making and lots of onerous work has been put into it by the band and our producer Nick Raskulinecz. The addition of Erik has lifted the songs to new heights. Add all this to the truth that we begin our world tour in Las Vegas with the SCORPIONS residency this Saturday at Zappos Theater makes it simple to say that SKID ROW goes to have an awesome 12 months.”
Grönwall sang on H.E.A.T.‘s final 4 studio albums — “Tackle The Nation” (2012), “Tearing Down The Partitions” (2014), “Into The Nice Unknown” (2017) and “H.E.A.T II” (2020) — earlier than exiting the group in October 2020.
Grönwall was recognized with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2021. A short while later, he wrote on his social media: “I’m extraordinarily privileged and grateful to dwell at a day and age the place a illness like that is curable. There’s been a lot progress made on this subject. My physique is reacting effectively to the therapy however it’s a protracted therapy and it may be the hardest problem of my life to date, for me and my household.”
Final September, Grönwall launched his cowl model of SKID ROW‘s “18 And Life” through all streaming platforms. On the time, he stated about his model of the monitor: “This track was mainly the place to begin of my skilled profession as an artist. I carried out this track throughout my ‘Swedish Idol’ audition again in 2009. 12 years later it is time to give this dangerous boy a strive once more. This is my model of the SKID ROW track ’18 And Life’.”
In 2018, Grönwall debuted within the U.S. for 10 million viewers in NBC‘s dwell broadcast of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s and Tim Rice‘s musical “Jesus Christ Famous person”. Together with John Legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles and others, Erik performed the important thing function of Simon Zealotes.
Theart, a former member of DRAGONFORCE, joined SKID ROW in 2016 following the departure of Tony Harnell (TNT, STARBREAKER).
Sebastian Bach fronted SKID ROW till 1996, when he was fired. As an alternative of dropping out, the remaining members took a hiatus and went on to play briefly in a band referred to as OZONE MONDAY. In 1999, SKID ROW reformed and, after a little bit of shuffling through the years, featured a lineup consisting of Bolan and guitarists Sabo and Scotti Hill, alongside drummer Rob Hammersmith and singer Johnny Solinger. SKID ROW fired Solinger over the cellphone in April 2015, just a few hours earlier than saying Tony Harnell as his alternative. Eight months later, Harnell exited the band and was changed by Theart, the South African-born, British-based singer who beforehand fronted DRAGONFORCE, TANK and I AM I.
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