|In 1986 SKID ROW was born in a garage somewhere in Toms River, N.J. Like a bastard child of a thousand maniacs, they relentlessly pounded the New Jersey club circuit; packing houses wherever they performed.
Fast forward to 1989, SKID ROW’s self titled debut album goes on to sell over 5 million copies in the U.S.A., along with a tour that takes them around the world.
In 1992 the band releases their second record “SLAVE TO THE GRIND” which debuts at #1 on the Billboard charts, making them the first Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band to do so. The album rockets to multi-platinum status. This is also followed by a massive world tour.
In 1995 band relationships severely strain, but they reluctantly go into the studio to record what was thought to be their final release “SUBHUMAN RACE”. Soon after, the band parted ways.
That was until late 1999 when founding members Rachel Bolan, Scotti Hill, and Snake Sabo decided that SKID ROW meant far too much to them to let the music fade into rock obscurity. There were changes to be made – the question was “who”. Enter Texan singer Johnny Solinger. With a new front man in place the band needed a rock solid drummer. They turned to Atlanta native Dave Gara.
In 2000 SKID ROW landed the coveted opening slot on the KISS “Farewell Tour”. The tour of tours. It brought SKID ROW‘s music back to the hungry masses. Since then the band has logged a few hundred thousand bus miles and some hundreds of shows during which the band was busy writing new songs for their CD “Thickskin” that was released in 2003. That album put SKID ROW‘s past in perspective and future in place.
In 2006 SKID ROW released “Revolutions Per Minute”. This reunited the band with producer and long time friend Michael Wagener who produced their first two records. The band is playing and touring all over the world in 2009… And sees them return to Australia for the first time in 16 years, since supporting Guns’n’Roses in 1993.
Thursday October 8th – MELBOURNE – Palace Theatre – 18+
w/ Pegazus & Wikked Bliss
Friday October 9th – BRISBANE – The Tivoli – 18+
w/ Ink & Pegazus
Saturday October 10th – SYDNEY – Enmore Theatre – All ages
w/ Ink & Wikked Bliss
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