SKID ROW has postponed the third North American leg of “The Gang’s All Here” tour with BUCKCHERRY until early next year.
Earlier today (Wednesday, September 13),SKID ROW released the following statement via social media: “Due to utmost concern for the health and well-being of one of our own, SKID ROW‘s lead vocalist, Erik Grönwall, the band has made the decision to move the third leg of their highly anticipated US and Canada tour originally scheduled for October 2023 to March 2024.”
Erik said: “I want to apologize to all the fans, promoters, BUCKCHERRY and the SKID ROW team and to my band mates. Due to the stem cell transplantation I did on August 12, 2021 my immune system is still partially impaired, which can result in longer time before clearance of infections and also impaired fitness during infections. It will get better with time and all I can do until then is roll with the punches and ensure I have a better balance in terms of touring.”
SKID ROW‘s fourth leg of “The Gang’s All Here” tour in December with BUCKCHERRY is still scheduled as planned.
SKID ROW added: “Both SKID ROW and BUCKCHERRY deeply value the support of their fans, promoters and everyone involved in the shows, and understand that this change may inconvenience some people. To those who have purchased tickets, we kindly ask for your patience as all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds will be available for those who cannot attend the rescheduled shows. Thanks for your understanding and continued loyalty. You are truly the best!”
BUCKCHERRY commented: “We in BUCKCHERRY send all our support and best wishes to Erik for a speedy recovery and can’t wait to get the gang back together for the December run.”
Grönwall, who auditioned for the competition show “Swedish Idol” back in 2009 by singing a cover of SKID ROW‘s “18 And Life”, joined SKID ROW in January 2022 as the replacement for ZP Theart. Theart, who had been in the group for more than six years, played his final gig with SKID ROW in February 2022 before being officially given the boot.
Erik was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2021 and was declared cancer free six months later after receiving a bone marrow transplant.
This past Sunday (September 10),SKID ROW was forced to cancel its performance at the Lynn Auditorium in Lynn, Massachusetts due to an unspecified bandmember’s illness.
In May, SKID ROW canceled several dates on its Australian tour, as well as a Japanese tour, because of Grönwall‘s flu-like symptoms.
SKID ROW‘s four-date Australian tour was originally slated to take place in December 2022 but was rescheduled due to guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo‘s neck surgery.
In June, SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan sat out some of the shows on the band’s European tour due to “an urgent family matter.” Filling in for him at those concerts was SKID ROW‘s guitar tech Casey Sproatt, who previously stepped in for 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.
SKID ROW‘s latest album, “The Gang’s All Here”, arrived last October via earMUSIC. The group recorded most of the LP in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has previously worked with FOO FIGHTERS, STONE SOUR, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, RUSH and ALICE IN CHAINS, among many others.
Due to utmost concern for the health and well-being of one of our own, Skid Row’s lead vocalist, Erik Grönwall, the band has made the decision to move the third leg of their highly anticipated US and Canada tour originally scheduled for October 2023 to March 2024. pic.twitter.com/aQQB9ROUcl
— Skid Row (@OfficialSkidRow) September 13, 2023
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