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Skid Row To Release CD, DVD This Summer; Tour Dates With Poison

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Monday, May 5, 2003 @ 3:25 PM


Skid Row Gets Ready To Release

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Skid Row Releases Long-Awaited Studio CD Thickskin And Documentary DVD in Summer 2003

Extensive Summer Tour with Poison & Vince Neil Planned, Alongside Select Headlining Performances

Multimillion-selling hard rock band Skid Row is set to explode in 2003 with an impressive string of projects including the upcoming release of the long-awaited studio album Thickskin, a documentary DVD about the making of the album and a fully packed summer tour schedule with Poison and Vince Neil and headlining shows.

Vocalist Johnny Solinger, guitarist Snake Sabo, guitarist Scotti Hill, bass guitarist Rachel Bolan and drummer Phil Varone are thrilled with Thickskin. It will be released independently in the United States on Skid Row Records this summer in either July or August; details are still being finalized.

"Thickskin has been two years in the making. We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first Skid Row record for Johnny and Phil," says Bolan. "It took a long time to record due to the fact that we had to do it in short bursts because we were touring a lot the past several years. We were on the road with Kiss and then we did the Rock Never Stops tour last summer.

"We were writing while we were on the road, and then when there was a tour break we'd write some more and then record. It required a lot of hard work. It was kind of like learning to drive in the middle of a demolition derby!"

Skid Row kept working on the new songs that the songwriting core of Bolan and Sabo composed, and even debuted some of them live.

The 12 songs on Thickskin include: "New Generation," "Ghost," "Swallow Me (The Real You)," "Born a Beggar," "Thick is the Skin," "See You Around," "Mouth of Voodoo," "One Light," "I Remember You Two," "Lamb," "Down from Underground" and "Hittin' a Wall."

Thickskin is a vicious, aggressive album with a contemporary vibe, yet it maintains the killer melodic hooks that made earlier albums like Skid Row and Slave to the Grind and their songs "Youth Gone Wild," "I Remember You," "18 and Life" and "Monkey Business" all monster hits.

"We didn't consciously strive for a modern sound, nor did we intentionally try to copy what we've done in the past. Thickskin turned out naturally. We still listen to everything just like we always have -- whatever's new out there and the old albums by our favorite bands that influenced us in the first place," Bolan explains.

Two years in the life of Skid Row are chronicled in the DVD Under the Skin - The Making of Thickskin. It's scheduled for release in May and it will give fans a tantalizing taste of Thickskin.

"A friend of ours named Fabio Jafet worked for CBS News and won a lot of Emmys and he had the idea about making a documentary. He covered everything from when Johnny joined the band, to the Kiss tour, to the making of 'Thickskin.' He shot 40 hours of tape over two years and condensed it for a one-hour DVD, says Bolan. "He was around quite a bit, but after awhile you forgot he was there.

"On this DVD you get interviews and some previews of the ‘Thickskin’ CD as well as footage of us in the studio. In a way, it ends up kind of like a music video. There is a lot of great bonus footage too. It shows us out of our musical environment."

For all the latest Skid Row news about Thickskin and Under the Skin - The Making of Thickskin visit www.skidrow.com.

Upcoming tour dates with Poison and Vince Neil include:

05/23/03 Mankato, MN Midwest Wireless Center
05/25/03 Tinley Park, IL Tweeter Center
05/28/03 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
05/30/03 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
05/31/03 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
06/01/03 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheatre
06/03/03 Toronto, ON, Canada Molson Amphitheatre
06/04/03 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake PAC
06/06/03 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
06/07/03 Maryland Heights, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
06/08/03 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
06/10/03 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
06/11/03 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theatre
06/12/03 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance (Skid Row only)
06/13/03 Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger/Jones Beach
06/14/03 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
06/15/03 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
06/17/03 Toledo, OH Promenade Stage Park
06/20/03 Columbus, NE Twister Bar (Skid Row only)
06/21/03 Sioux City, IA Sioux City Auditorium
06/24/03 Casper, WY Casper Events Center Arena
06/26/03 Boise, ID Big Easy Concert House
06/27/03 Idaho Falls, ID Sandy Downs
06/28/03 Missoula, MT Western Montana Fair
07/03/03 Universal City, CA Universal Amphitheatre
07/05/03 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel - The Joint
07/06/03 Santa Clara, CA Redwood Amphitheatre
07/11/03 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
07/12/03 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
07/16/03 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete St. Amphitheatre
07/18/03 Beaumont, TX SETEC Amphitheatre
07/19/03 Spring, TX C.W. Mitchell Pavilion
07/20/03 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center
07/24/03 LaCrosse, WI Rockin' The Ridge
07/25/03 Dubuque, IA Dubuque County Fair
07/26/03 Goddard, KS Wheatland Jam

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