Sebastian Bach will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s self-titled debut album by performing the LP in its entirety during shows on his upcoming U.S. tour.
“In 1989 we put out the first record Skid Row,” Bach said in a statement posted on his Facebook page. “Thirty years later, people still dig the music we created in a garage all those years ago.”
The singer is clearly excited about the performances, noting that “it’s going to be fun to do something that has never been done live before!”
Five years ago, Bach blasted his former Skid Row bandmates for their inaction on the album’s 25th anniversary. This time around, the rocker took matters into his own hands. The 30th-anniversary tour will kick off in Nashville on Aug. 30, with dates scheduled through November. Tickets go on sale Friday. You can see all the tour dates below.
Released in January 1989, Skid Row’s self-titled effort catapulted the New Jersey hard rockers to worldwide stardom. The album sold more than 5 million copies in the U.S. alone, with the singles “18 And Life,” “Youth Gone Wild” and “I Remember You” earning heavy rotation on radio stations and MTV.
Much of the songs’ distinctive energy can be attributed to Bach, whose powerhouse vocals made him one of the most recognizable frontmen of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.
Though 1991’s follow-up album Slave to the Grind was another commercial triumph, Skid Row were never able to duplicate the success of their debut. Bach left the group in 1996 following internal arguments over musical direction.
Since then, the singer has been involved in various projects, including Broadway productions, reality television appearances and solo records.