As reported yesterday, Sebastian Bach will be heading out on the road, touring to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Skid Row’s debut album. His current band will be playing that first album in its entirety – the first time that this has been done. Now in what appears to be a show of good will and mending of fences, Bach is inviting his former Skid Row bandmates to join him and “jam,” should they feel in the mood.
Bach, in an interview on Thursday, June 6, said, “This record is near and dear to everyone’s heart, and I’m finding this out by announcing this tour. It’s just crazy. The people are freaking out.” Bach hasn’t played with Skid Row since 1996. In his open invitation, he said, “I would like to say right here right now [to] any original member in Skid Row – the five guys are that made that record – I have an open invitation out to any of those guys, if they would like to get onstage and jam.”
While Bach said that he didn’t “foresee a reunion happening,” he said he was “throwing it out there“ to see the response. He added, “The bottom line is you only get so many ’30 years. It doesn’t roll around too often, so, would I like to celebrate it with the original members? Yes, I would. Of course, I would. We’re kind of like getting older now so we either can do it or we don’t do it.”
The significance of Skid Row’s debut album is not lost on Bach: “Around the year 2000, I was told that the first album was number four or five in the top ten-selling records in Atlantic Records history. AC/DC ‘Back In Black,’ I believe, is number one; Led Zeppelin ‘II’ is number two; Foreigner ‘4’ is number three; but our first album is either five or four or six. I don’t know if that is true today.”
If you’re thinking of attending any of the upcoming shows, according to Bach, LA might be the place to go. “We are playing two nights in Hollywood, at the Whisky A Go Go. If you come to those shows, you’ll get the first Skid Row record in its entirety. On the second night, for one night only, our band, Bobby Jarzombek [drums], Rob DeLuca [bass], Brent Woods [guitar] and myself, in Hollywood at the Whisky, we’ll play the second Skid Row album, ‘Slave To The Grind’ in its entirety.”
The tour will kick off in Nashville, TN on August 30 and will end in Pinellas Park, FL on November 2.