Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following update:
"Well, what can I say. What a long, strange trip it's been.
"As I type this, I just cannot believe that I am announcing to all of you that yes, we will be going on the road with GUNS N' fucking ROSES in my hometown country of Canada in January and February of 2010!!!!
"Wow. It felt really, really good to type that sentence.
"It's time to sit back and realize, hey, we have been doing this a long time. From GUNS N' ROSES taking us on tour in North America and Europe in 1991, Australia and New Zealand in 1993, taking us out again in America, Europe, and Canada in 2006, Axl Rose and myself recording 'Sorry' for 'Chinese Democracy' and 'Back In The Saddle', '(Love Is) A Bitchslap' and 'Stuck Inside' for my album 'Angel Down', taking us out again in Australia and New Zealand in 2007....
"Are you noticing a theme here? Loyalty? Friendship? Commitment? Passion? For rock n' roll. For life. For fun. For you, the rock fans who make it all possible. For the love of music, having a good time, and kicking out the motherfucking jams.
"Of course, none of this would be possible without the vision and generosity of one single man: Mr. Axl Rose. A man I am so unbelievably proud, and fortunate, to call my friend. A man whose unwavering voice, lyrics, and vision have been the soundtrack to our lives for more than 20 years now.
"I cannot wait to stand at the side of the stage every night, waiting for my favorite song, 'Street Of Dreams', to come around in the set. I cannot wait for the camaraderie, fun, and sense of purpose the road brings. I cannot wait to scream my fucking guts out into a microphone in the biggest cities, on the biggest stages, that my hometown country has to offer. I can't wait to see all my friends and family at the shows in Canada.
"One thing's for sure: I don't have to wait long!!
"C'ya soon Canada!! It's time to rock again!! I love it."
SEBASTIAN BACH and DANKO JONES will support GUNS N' ROSES on the following dates:
Jan. 13 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
Jan. 16 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
Jan. 17 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
Jan. 19 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
Jan. 20 - Regina, SK - Brandt Centre
Jan. 24 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum
Jan. 25 - London, ON - John Labatt Centre
Jan. 27 - Montreal, PQ - Bell Centre
Jan. 28 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Jan. 31 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
Feb. 01 - Quebec City, PQ - Colisee Pepsi
Feb. 03 - Moncton, NB - Moncton Coliseum
Feb. 04 - Halifax, NS - Metro Centre
Bach's current solo band includes guitarist Nick Sterling, drummer Bobby Jarzombek and bassist Rob DeLuca. Playing second guitar with the former SKID ROW frontman will be either Johnny Chromatic or Charlie Bellmore.
Sebastian recently collaborated with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta on several tracks for Bach's new solo album, with Nick and Charlie Bellmore of the Connecticut band PHANTOMS assisting during the pre-production process. The singer has also written material with John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON).
Bach is best known for selling 20 million albums as the former lead singer of SKID ROW. He has gone on to star on Broadway and television, including five seasons on CW's "Gilmore Girls", as well as hit shows on VH1, MTV and CMT. Bach's most recent studio project was "Angel Down", his first solo album since 1999. The record features 14 songs with a guest appearance by GUNS N' ROSES front man Axl Rose on three cuts, including a blistering version of AEROSMITH's "Back In The Saddle".