SKID ROW Releases 'The Gang's All Here' Single Featuring New Singer ERIK GRÖNWALL
March 25, 2022
SKID ROW will release its new album, "The Gang's All Here", on October 14 via earMUSIC. The LP's first single, the title track, can be streamed below.
"The Gang's All Here" marks SKID ROW's recording debut with ex-H.E.A.T. vocalist Erik Grönwall, who recently joined the band as the replacement for ZP Theart.
SKID ROW recorded "The Gang's All Here" in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with FOO FIGHTERS, STONE SOUR, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, RUSH and ALICE IN CHAINS, among many others.
SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo said in a statement: "We are beyond excited to release this record. It has been a long time in the making and a lot of hard 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 fact that we start our world tour in Las Vegas with the SCORPIONS residency this Saturday at Zappos Theater makes it easy to say that SKID ROW is going to have a great year."
"The Gang's All Here" track listing:
01. Hell Or High Water 02. The Gang's All Here 03. Not Dead Yet 04. Time Bomb 05. Resurrected 06. Nowhere Fast 07. When The Lights Come On 08. Tear It Down 09. October's Song 10. World's On Fire
Grönwall sang on H.E.A.T.'s last four studio albums — "Address The Nation" (2012),"Tearing Down The Walls" (2014),"Into The Great Unknown" (2017) and "H.E.A.T II" (2020) — before exiting the group in October 2020.
Grönwall was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2021. A short time later, he wrote on his social media: "I am extremely privileged and grateful to live at a day and age where a disease like this is curable. There's been so much progress made in this field. My body is reacting well to the treatment but it's a long treatment and it's going to be the toughest challenge of my life so far, for me and my family."
Last September, Grönwall released his cover version of SKID ROW's "18 And Life" via all streaming platforms. At the time, he said about his version of the track: "This song was basically the starting point of my professional career as an artist. I performed this song during my 'Swedish Idol' audition back in 2009. 12 years later it's time to give this bad boy a try again. Here's my version of the SKID ROW song '18 And Life'."
In 2018, Grönwall debuted in the U.S. for 10 million viewers in NBC's live broadcast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's and Tim Rice's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar". Along with John Legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles and others, Erik played the key role of Simon Zealotes.
Theart, a former member of DRAGONFORCE, joined SKID ROW in 2016 following the departure of Tony Harnell (TNT, STARBREAKER).
As previously reported, SKID ROW has replaced QUEENSRŸCHE as the support act on the rescheduled dates for SCORPIONS' "Sin City Nights" Las Vegas residency. The run of shows, which was originally slated to take place in July 2020 and was later pushed back to May 2021, will now happen starting on March 26 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Sebastian Bach fronted SKID ROW until 1996, when he was fired. Instead of throwing in the towel, the remaining members took a hiatus and went on to play briefly in a band called OZONE MONDAY. In 1999, SKID ROW reformed and, after a bit of shuffling over 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 phone in April 2015, a few hours before announcing Tony Harnell as his replacement. Eight months later, Harnell exited the band and was replaced by Theart, the South African-born, British-based singer who previously fronted DRAGONFORCE, TANK and I AM I.
SKID ROW tour dates:
Mar. 26 - Las Vegas, NV- Zappos Theater Mar. 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Zappos Theater Apr. 01 - Las Vegas, NV - Zappos Theater Apr. 03 - Las Vegas, NV - Zappos Theater Apr. 07 - Las Vegas, NV - Zappos Theater Apr. 09 - Las Vegas, NV - Zappos Theater Apr. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Zappos Theater Apr. 14 - Las Vegas, NV - Zappos Theater Apr. 16 - Las Vegas, NV - Zappos Theater Apr. 30 - Ashland, KY - Paramount Arts Center May 06 - Tulsa, OK - Osage Casino May 07 - Dodge City, KS - United Wireless Arena May 08 - Columbia, MD - M3 Rock Festival May 20 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amp May 21 - Albertville, AL - Sand Mountain Amp May 22 - Grantville, PA - Hollywood Casino May 26 - Morton , MN - Jackpot Junction May 28 - Decatur, IL - Devon Amo May 29 - Coleman, MO - Coleman Veterans Memorial Park Jun. 02 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center Jun. 03 - Cincinnati, OH - Hard Rock Casino Jun. 04 - Gary, IN - Hard Rock Casino Jun. 16 - Burlington, ON - Spencer Smith Park Jun. 18 - Lampe, MO - Black Mountain Amp Jun. 24 - Milwaukee, MO - Summerfest Jun. 25 - Aurora, IL - RiverEdge Park Jul. 20 - Orange County, CA - Pacific Amp Jul. 22 - Tucson, AZ - Casino Del Sol Jul. 23 - Las Vegas, NV - Sunset Station Jul. 24 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Jul. 25 - Paso Robles, CA - California Mid State Fair Jul. 28 - Windsor, ON - Ceasars Casino Jul. 29 - Tiffen, OH - Ritz Theatre Jul. 30 - Terre Haute, IN - The Mill Amp Sep. 09 - Robinsonville, MS - Horseshoe Casino Sep. 15 - Lynn, MA - Lynn Auditorium Sep. 17 - Salamaca, NY - Senica Casino Sep. 23 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Oct. 08 - Shelton, WA - Little Creed Casino Oct. 11 - Perry, GA - Georgia National Fair Oct. 13 - Kingston, NY - Ulster PAC Oct. 14 - Bethlehem, PA - Wild Creek Casino Oct. 15 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino