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Multi-platinum selling band SKID ROW will embark on a full Australian tour this October whilst also hitting Auckland New Zealand. It will be the first time Australian fans get to see former Dragonforce singer ZP Theart up front and he will be joined by guitarists Snake Sabo & Scotti Hill, bassist Rachel Bolan and drummer Rob Hammersmith!
Skid Row started in 1986 when a group of New Jersey kids, armed with their punk and metal attitude, and a collection of riff-heavy, high-octane songs, set out to conquer the world, one concert at a time. This determined and focused approach proved to be an unquestionable success, as the group went on to clock up numerous Top Ten singles, Gold and multi-Platinum selling albums and a Number 1 on the Billboard album chart. In other words, the world was theirs.
They might have conquered the world several times over, but guitarist Snake Sabo admits the success hasn’t changed him or the band, and Skid Row are focused on making more earth shattering music. He says: “I will always be that 16-year-old kid in front of the mirror, pretending to be Ace Frehley or Michael Schenker. It’s still about writing a great song with your friends, praying it connects with someone. That has never left me. That willfulness will always exist, and there’s so much left to say!”
Now, SKID ROW is gearing up to record the final instalment of the United World Rebellion trilogy. Recording new songs means capturing the signature SKID ROW energy for drummer Rob Hammersmith. “That sound and energy is what resonates with people and knocks them on their ass! We have a lot of great ideas to work with, so we’re all really excited about this new music.”
As the energy for the new album and tour is reaching fever pitch, enter ZP Theart. “I’ve been a mad fan of this band since I was a teenager, and to now be a member of SKID ROW, is beyond any sense of my imagination!”
The Fever Pitch is sure to be reached as SKID ROW unleash all that energy and hit Australia and NZ this October!
Skid Row Australian and NZ Tour Dates:
Thursday 18th October BRISBANE Eatons Hill Hotel
Friday 19th October MELBOURNE Prince Bandroom
Saturday 20th October SYDNEY Manning Bar
Sunday 21st October PERTH Astor Theatre
Tuesday 23rd October ADELAIDE The Gov
Wednesday 24th October AUCKLAND The Studio
Tickets on sale 9:00am Monday 21st May 2018
Sweden’s premiere purveyors of thrash metal meets sleaze rock, Hardcore Superstar will be touring Australia this June!
Having last toured Australia waaay back in 2008, HCSS are ready to make it up to their fans for a decade of lost time in a big way!
Fusing a base of hard, aggressive heavy metal with the catchy, melodic and decadent hard rock of glam’s glory days, Hardcore Superstar’s self coined ‘street metal’ is made for the stage!
It’s music from the heart. Fist pumping, anthemic rock with tasty licks, big bass and bigger drums!
The band will be bringing all their bombastic hits like Wild Boys, Beg For It, Above The Law, C’mon Take On Me that will get the room shaking as well as their expert level power ballads like Someone Special and Standing On The Verge which will have phones (and some old school lighters) in the air.
Busting out of Gothenburg with their 1998 debut album, Superstar gave a respectful nod to the generation of LA rockers who came before them while mixing it up with their current day contemporaries.
The result was It’s Only Rock N’ Roll and it can be confidently called a game changer, giving birth to a whole new hybrid genre.
From there the band delved into the American classic rock sound of the 70’s paying homage to the bands that influenced the bands that influenced them!
Now armed with some vintage rock vibes to add to their thrash/glam arsenal, HCSS became an even greater force to be reckoned with, opening up for AC/DC across Europe.
By the mid 2000’s the band moved slightly away from their core sound and dabbled in some Brit rock and Misfits style punk before circumstances lead to them going on an extended hiatus.
During the break the guys worked on restoring a house that one of them inherited. Blasting out Appetite For Destruction, Dr Feelgood and Among The Living on repeat and with a cheeky grin, they knew what needed to be done.
They went back to their roots and refined their sound to be the bastard child of them all and that’s been the Hardcore Superstar way ever since!
With a their recently released single, Have Mercy On Me, from album number 11, You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Rolldue in September this year, Hardcore Superstar in 2018 are as potent as ever.
Four tattooed guys in denim and leather, rocking out like brothers hellbent on a good time.
Come and join the fun!
Thursday, June 14: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday, June 15: Prince Bandroom, Melbourne
Saturday, June 16: Wooly Mammoth, Brisbane
Sunday, June 17: Fowler’s Live, Adelaide (Lic AA)
Tickets onsale, Monday, February 26 @ 9.00am
Official Event Page
Los Angeles rock and rollers the Bulletboys will tour Australia for the very first time this May!
Emerging from the LA glam rock scene at its zenith with more blues licks than lipstick, Bulletboys have been a mainstay of the rock scene for the past 30 years.
Formed by frontman Marq Torien after stints in King Kobra and a then unsigned Ratt, Bulletboys hit the ground running with their Platinum selling 1988 self titled debut which featured the now seminal classics
Smooth Up In Ya, Hard As A Rock, and their rocking cover of For The Love Of Money.
While being part of the scene, it was Torien that set the band apart from the pack, with vocals and showmanship that drew comparisons to everyone from David Lee Roth through to Terence Trent Darby.
Throughout their three decade career, Bulletboys have released 11 studio albums, evolving with the times whilst maintaining that hard rock edge that brought them to the forefront in the late ’80s.
Album number twelve, From Out Of The Skies will be released in 2018 and will finally see the band play to their long waiting Australian fans!
Marq and the ‘boys invite you to come and experience one of the most consistent and rockin’ live bands up close and personal for the first time on Australian shores this May!
Joining Bulletboys on all shows are Melbourne’s hardest working and hardest hitting rockers, Dellacoma
Thursday, May 3: Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Friday, May 4: Cherry Bar, Melbourne
Saturday, May 5: Fowlers Live, Adelaide (Lic AA)
Sunday, May 6: Frankies Pizza, Sydney
Tickets onsale, Thursday, February 15 @ 9.00am via
Official Event Page