Skid Row Back with New EP, Spring and Summer Tour


Story by Anne Erickson

Skid Row to tour North America this spring and summer

Skid Row are on target to release a new seven-song EP, “United World Rebellion – Part 2,” on Aug. 5 via Megaforce Records, and they have a new tour to go with the new tunes. The ‘80s metal band – which features Johnny Solinger (vocals), Scotti Hill (guitar), Rachel Bolan (bass), Snake Sabo (guitar) and Rob Hammersmith (drums) — is joining up with Black Star Riders for a short U.S. run, primarily of the West Coast, which kicks off May 8 in Tucson, Ariz., at the Rialto Theatre. The trek includes a stop May 23 at this year’s Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Okla.

Skid Row will also embark on a North American headlining tour this spring, which will take them through a July 25 gig in Duncannon, Pa.

“When we put the band back together, we needed to reintroduce SKID ROW as relevant without relying too much on past success,” bass player Rachel Bolan said in a statement. “We wrote songs and hit the road.  We sunk our heart and soul into it, letting people know we weren’t doing it for lack of something better to do.”

Skid Row 2014 Tour Dates with Black Star Riders:

5/8 — Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre
5/9 — Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
5/10 — Corona, Calif., M15
5/12 — Sacramento, Calif., Harlows
5/13 — San Francisco, Calif., DNA
5/15 — Agoura Hills, Calif., Canyon Club
5/16 — San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Coach House

Skid Row 2014 Headlining Tour Dates:

5/17 — Los Angeles, Calif., The Whisky
5/18 — Hermosa Beach, Calif., Saint Rocke
5/20 — Houston, Texas, Scout Bar
5/21 — Abilene, Texas, Lucky Mule
5/23 — Pryor, Okla., Rocklahoma
5/24 — Dallas, Texas, Trees
5/25 — Lubbock, Texas, Big Purple Festival
7/9 — Rochester, N.Y., Montage Music Hall
7/10 — Cleveland, Ohio, Agora
7/11 — Newport, Ky., Thompson House
7/12 — Arlington Heights, Ill., Home Bar
7/13 — Watseka, Ill., Watseka Theater
7/17 — Peoria. Ill., Illinois State Fair
7/18 — Turtle Lake, Wis., St. Croix Casino
7/19 — Oshkosh, Wis., Rock USA
7/20 — Battle Creek, Mich., Planet Rock
7/25 — Duncannon, Pa., Tubby’s