Watch: Power Goes Out During SEBASTIAN BACH's Concert In Minnesota
July 31, 2022
Power went out during Sebastian Bach's concert in Minnesota last week.
The former SKID ROW singer and his solo band were playing the SKID ROW classic "Piece Of Me" on July 22 at the Mid-Summer Music Fest in Menahga when the stage suddenly went dark, forcing Bach and his fellow musicians to halt the performance for a few minutes as the roadies and the stage hands scrambled to correct the problem.
In the comments section below the YouTube video of Bach's performance, the technician who says he was "running lights" for the event, explained what happened, writing: "The generator literally blew up, we turned it on again and it started bouncing up and down about 2 feet high, we switched to a backup generator that was the same size."
Mid-Summer Music Fest is a rock music festival held on 150 acres four miles outside of Menahga, Minnesota.
Other artists who performed during this year's Mid-Summer Music Fest included BUCKCHERRY, BLACK STONE CHERRY, FIREHOUSE and POWERMAN 5000.
Last fall, Bach returned to the stage for a tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of SKID ROW's double-platinum, acclaimed album "Slave To The Grind". The trek kicked off on September 25 in Waterloo, New York and wrapped in San Diego, California on December 17.
Back in 2018, Bach told Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station that he was going to ink a deal with a U.S.-based heavy metal record label that would help him make a "career-defining" new solo album.
Bach hasn't released a full-length disc since "Give 'Em Hell", which came out in 2014. Like its predecessor, 2011's "Kicking & Screaming", the disc was released through Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian label which specializes in what's commonly called AOR, a term that once signified a popular radio format ("album-oriented rock") but nowadays applies to acts whose airplay is marginal.
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 bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarists Dave "Snake" 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 ex-TNT vocalist Tony Harnell as his replacement. Eight months later, Harnell exited the band and was replaced by South African-born, British-based singer ZP Theart, who previously fronted DRAGONFORCE, TANK and I AM I. Theart was fired from SKID ROW in February and was replaced by Erik Grönwall, who was previously a member of the Swedish hard rock band H.E.A.T.