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Sebastian Bach Issues Open Invite to Skid Row Members to Join 30th Anniversary Tour

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That 30th anniversary tour Sebastian Bach announced earlier this week — at which he’ll play Skid Row’s landmark debut record in full with his current solo band — is the next best thing to a full-on classic-era Skid Row reunion. The best thing, of course, would be… well, you get the point.

Now Baz has upped the ante by issuing an open invite to his former band members to join him on stage during the tour, presumably in some kind of “special guest” role for a song or two. Speaking to radio host Eddie Trunk yesterday, June 6th, Mr. Bach said this:

“I would like to say right here right now [to] any original member in Skid Row — there’s five people in the world that can say that. We all know who the five guys are that made that record. I have an open invitation out to any of those guys, if they would like to get onstage and jam. I don’t foresee that happening, but I’m throwing it out there.

“The bottom line is you only get so many ’30 years’s. It doesn’t roll around too often — a 30-year anniversary. So, would I like to celebrate it with the original members? Yes, I would. Of course I would. But who knows if I’m gonna get hit by a truck tomorrow. So we’re kind of like getting older now. So we can either shit or get off the pot [laughs], I think the saying goes.”

While the gesture might seem honest at first glance, it’s ultimately a bit manipulative. By issuing the open invite — which he figures will never be accepted — the other members of the band will all be made to look bad regardless of any role Bach might have in the band’s icy 20+ year rift.

Then again, here I am writing about it, so… maybe the point was just to generate press, and if so, mission accomplished.

Dates for the nine-week (!) trek, which kicks off in late August, are posted below:

Aug. 29 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge
Aug. 30 – Anderson, S.C. @ William A Floyd Amphitheater
Aug. 31 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Amos Southend
Sept. 2 – Huntsville, Ala. @ Side Tracks Music Hall
Sept. 3 – Columbus, Ohio @ Skully’s
Sept. 4 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Phantasy
Sept. 6 – Stafford Springs, Ct. @ Palace Theater
Sept. 7 – Block Island, R.I. @ Ballard’s (afternoon show)
Sept. 9 – Laconia, N.H. @ Granite State Music Hall
Sept. 10 – Hampton Beach, N.H. @ Wally’s
Sept. 11 – Portland, Maine @ Aura
Sept. 13 – Harrison, Ohio @ The Blue Note
Sept. 14 – Flint, Mich. @ The Machine Shop
Sept. 15 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Intersection
Sept. 18 – Kansasville, Wis. @ 1175
Sept. 19 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Delmar Hall
Sept. 20 – Lombard, Ill. @ Brauer House
Sept. 21 – Dubuque, Iowa @ Q Casino
Sept. 22 – Lexington, Ky. @ Manchester Music Hall
Sept. 25 – New York, N.Y. @ Sony Hall
Sept. 26 – Harrisburg, Pa. @ XL Live
Sept. 27 – Lynchburg, Va. @ Phase 2
Sept. 28 – Waterloo, N.Y. @ The Vine at Del Lago
Sept. 29 – Warrendale, Pa. @ Jergel’s
Oct. 1 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse
Oct. 3 – Wichita, Kan. @ WAVE
Oct. 5 – Golden, Colo. @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse (Outdoor)
Oct. 6 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
Oct. 10 – Ramona, Calif. @ Ramona Mainstage
Oct. 11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Whisky A Go Go (Night 1)
Oct. 12 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Whisky A Go Go (Night 2)
Oct. 17 – Roswell, N.M. @ Liberty Theater
Oct. 18 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 19 – Waco, Texas @ The Backyard
Oct. 20 – Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Oct. 22 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
Oct. 23 – San Antonio, Texas @ Aztec Theater
Oct. 24 – Corpus Christi, Texas @ House of Rock
Oct. 25 – Lafayette, La. @ The District
Oct. 26 – Miramar Beach, Fla. @ Village Door Music Hall
Oct. 28 – Miami, Fla. @ KISS Kruise Pre Party @ Double Tree
Oct. 30 – Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock
Oct. 31 – Savannah, Ga. @ Victory North
Nov. 1 – Ft. Myers, Fla. @ The Ranch
Nov. 2 – Pinellas Park, Fla. @ England Brothers Park

[via Blabbermouth]

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