Celebrating 30 years of Slave to the Grind, Skid Row’s sophomore blockbuster album, Sebastian Bach hit the road for a 10-week tour across the USA to play Slave to the Grind in its entirety. On Thursday night December 16, Bach brought the madness to The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood to celebrate this amazing multi-platinum record from 1991.
Detroit rockers Kaleido led by vocalist Christina Chriss have been the national opening act and got the night started with an energetic set to prime the capacity crowd. The band played “Panic in a Pandemic” which they wrote during their downtime which was a fitting song considering current times to end their set.
Sebastian Bach’s band took the stage – guitarist Brent Woods, bass player Rob De Luca and drummer Jeremy Colson and kicked into “Slave to the Grind” as Bach ran out onstage and immediately began headbanging and had the crowd mesmerized from here on out. One thing you will notice right away is that Bach’s voice still sounds pretty darn close to what it was back in the day, and he was sure to remind the crowd how good he sounds and ensure everyone there was no backing tapes.
Although Slave to the Grind was indeed played in its entirety, there were other Skid Row gems sprinkled in throughout such as “I Remember You”, “18 and Life” and of course “Youth Gone Wild” among others. Bach dedicated “Quicksand Jesus” to his wife Suzanne but not before kicking out a fan for some reason and during “18 and Life” he brought out his and band members kids onstage to help sing the chorus.
Bach still has the energy of an 18 yr old onstage and without a doubt put on a fabulous show celebrating one of the finest albums from the early 90’s. The nearly 2-hour set ended with the anthem “Get the Fuck Out” and Bach thanked everyone . . . overall a wonderful show and well worth taking the time to see if you are a Skid Row fan.
Sebastian Bach Set List:
Slave to the Grind | The Threat | Big Guns | Sweet Little Sister | Quicksand Jesus | Psycho Love | Beggar’s Day | 18 and Life | Livin’ on a Chain Gang | Riot Act | In a Darkened Room | Creepshow | Mudkicker | Shout at the Devil / Welcome to the Jungle / Back in Black Medley | Wasted Time | Monkey Business | I Remember You | Youth Gone Wild | Get the Fuck Out
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