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SKID ROW bassist RACHEL BOLAN to sit out European shows due to “urgent family matter”


SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan will sit out some of the shows on the band’s European tour due to “an urgent family matter.” Filling in for him at those concerts is SKID ROW‘s guitar tech Casey Sproatt, who previously stepped in for guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo last October for some of the shows on its U.K. tour after Sabo tested positive for COVID-19. Sproatt also played guitar for SKID ROW in April 2022 when Scotti Hill was forced to miss the band’s concert in Ashland, Kentucky after contracting COVID-19.

On Saturday (June 10), SKID ROW released the following statement via social media: “TO THE SKID ROW FAITHFUL! Rachel Bolan will not be performing on some of the shows on the European tour due to an urgent family matter. He hopes to join the tour as soon as possible.”

Fan-filmed video of SKID ROW‘s June 10 concert at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden — featuring Sproatt on bass — can be seen below.

SKID ROW‘s latest addition, Swedish-born singer Erik Grönwall, famously went from auditioning for the competition show “Swedish Idol” back in 2009 by singing a cover of SKID ROW‘s “18 And Life” to now fronting the band.

Grönwall joined SKID ROW as the replacement for ZP Theart, who had been in the group for more than six years.

In March 2022, SKID ROW released its first single with Grönwall“The Gang’s All Here”. The song is the title track of the band’s latest album, which arrived in October via earMUSIC.

SKID ROW recorded most of “The Gang’s All Here” in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with FOO FIGHTERSSTONE SOURHALESTORMEVANESCENCERUSH and ALICE IN CHAINS, among many others.

“The Gang’s All Here” track listing:

01. Hell Or High Water
02. The Gang’s All Here
03. Not Dead Yet
04. Time Bomb
05. Resurrected
06. Nowhere Fast
07. When The Lights Come On
08. Tear It Down
09. October’s Song
10. World’s On Fire

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