Hard rocking multi-platinum outfit Skid Row are getting ready to return to the UK for their first full headline run since 2014.

During the band’s forthcoming tour Skid Row will be making an eagerly anticipated return to the North East of England for their first appearance in the region since 1995. Back then the group were touring with in support of their seminal album Subhuman Race and performed in front of a packed out crowd at the legendary Mayfair Ballroom. This time around the Geordie faithful will have the opportunity to catch the New Jersey Rockers at the O2 Academy Newcastle on Wednesday 7th March.

They might have conquered the world several times over, but guitarist Snake Sabo admits the success hasn’t changed him or the band, and Skid Row are focused on making more earth shattering music. He says: “I will always be that 16-year- old kid in front of the mirror, pretending to be Ace Frehley or Michael Schenker. It’s still about writing a great song with your friends, praying it connects with someone. That has never left me. That willfulness will always exist, and there’s so much left to say!”

Furthermore, Skid Row will be performing a special one-off co-headline show in London with Night Ranger at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Sunday 11th March.

Joining Skid Row throughout all dates of their tour will be main support Toseland led by the band’s multi-talented former superbike world champion James Toseland. Having retired from racing in 2011 due to injury James has gone on to lead a successful music career. With now two albums under their belt Toseland has been touring the UK relentlessly with numerous headline runs and a whole raft of high profile festival appearances including sets at the likes of Download, Ramblin’ Man Fair, Winterstorm and Wildfire, to name but a few.

A recent addition to this already star-studded bill sees one of the UK’s finest emerging rock bands Bad Touch joining this already stellar line-up. Speaking of the forthcoming tour Bad Touch’s lead singer, Stevie Westwood went on to say that. “Skid Row are a legendary rock band and it will be fantastic to perform in front of their fans. We cannot wait to show their fans what Bad Touch are made of.”

* Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.co.uk.

Skid Row UK Tour Dates:

O2 ABC Glasgow – Monday 5 March*

Inverness Iron Works – Tuesday 6 March

O2 Academy Newcastle – Wednesday 7 March*

Sheffield Corporation – Friday 9 March

Hard Rock Hell Festival – Saturday 10 March

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Sunday 11 March – Co-headline show with Night Ranger*

Hull Welly – Monday 12 March

Manchester Academy 2 – Wednesday 14 March

Cardiff Uni Y Plas – Thursday 15 March

Liverpool Hanger 34 – Friday 16 March

Coventry Kasbah – Saturday 17 March

Norwich Waterfront – Monday 19 March

O2 Academy Bristol – Tuesday 20 March*

Brighton Concorde 2 – Wednesday 21 March

Nottingham Rock City – Thursday 22 March

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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