The new SKID ROW lineup — featuring former TNT singer Tony Harnell — will play the following shows during the coming months:
May 22 - Living Sky Casino - Swift Current, Canada
May 23 - Dakota Dunes Casino - Saskatoon, Canada
May 27 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
May 28 - Canyon Club - Agoura Hills, CA
May 30 - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
Jun. 12 - Little River Casino - Manistee, MI
Jun. 13 - Harley Fest - Sterling Heights, MI
Jun. 19 - Krautfest - Franksville, WI
Jun. 27 - Greely Stampede - Greeley, CO
Jul. 18 - Deerfoot Inn & Casino - Calgary, Canada
Jul. 24 - The Centre At Moncton Casino - Moncton, Canada
Jul. 31 - Skogsröjet Festival - Rejmyre, Sweden
Aug. 01 - Helgeafestivalen 2015 - Knislinge, Sweden
Aug. 15 - Northwoods Rock Rally - Glen Flora, WI
Sep. 04 - Hard Rock Hotel - Las Vegas, NV
Sep. 05 - Hard Rock Café Lake Tahoe - Stateline, NV
Oct. 24 - Motofiesta - Leon, Mexico
As previously reported, SKID ROW has re-recorded its classic song "18 And Life" with Harnell. The new version of the track can now be streamed and downloaded for free using the ReverbNation widget below.
In a recent interview with Canadian rock journalist Mitch Lafon of the "One On One With Mitch Lafon" podcast, SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan stated about the band's split with singer Johnny Solinger after fifteen years: "It was evident [that it was time for us to go our separate ways]. There were certain things going on out on the road that kind of set us thinking… Things had been going on for a little bit."
He continued: "At certain times, you just get the feeling someone isn't putting a hundred percent into things. And SKID ROW is very important to the rest of us. And we wanted to carry on with quality performances and quality songs, so we decided to make a change."
Regarding how Tony Harnell came to be SKID ROW's new singer, Rachel said: "We've known Tony for years — literally, probably since the beginning of our career. And although I wasn't a big TNT fan, I was a Tony Harnell fan, as [were SKID ROW guitarists] Snake [Dave Sabo] and Scott [Scotti Hill]."
He continued: "When we made the decision to ourselves that we were gonna start looking, Tony's name came up. And I was, like, man, it's so funny, 'cause a couple of years ago, I was up in New Jersey for Christmas and I met with Tony in New York and I had dinner with him and another friend. And we just started talking. And he's, like… He goes… We'd known each for a long time, but at that point we hadn't spoken for a while. He's, like, 'I hear you guys are doing good things. How's it going?' I said, 'It's going pretty cool.' He goes, 'Man, you guys should have called me when you got a new singer [back in 1999].' And I guess that kind of popped up in the back of my head when we knew we were gonna make a change. And we immediately got in touch with Tony."
Asked if SKID ROW is working with Harnell on a "trial" basis or if Tony is "the guy" for the long haul, Rachel said: "He's the guy. I mean, that's where we're at in our heads. It's not a temporary thing. But, you know… [laughs] if get gets sick of us and leaves, then that'll be a different situation. But things are going really well now. And we're very excited. We're very excited about our future, very excited about getting on the road."