Sebastian Bach hints at book tour plans

Sebastian Bach
Sebastian Bach (Image credit: Getty)

Sebastian Bach says he might launch a book tour to promote his upcoming memoir, 18 And Life On Skid Row.

The former Skid Row frontman will release the book on June 28, which he says is filled with personal anecdotes and childhood photos.

He tells Billboard: “I went through all the archives and there’s just so much in this book because this is the very, very first-ever Skid Row book.

“I know in the future there will be more books on the band Skid Row, but when I go to Barnes & Noble, there’s zero. There’s none.

“Every other band has a hundred books, Motley Crue, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith – every band has 10, 15 books. There’s none on Skid Row. So this is the first one, so I’m going to pack it full of as much info as I can because you only get one chance to make a first impression.”

Bach hints at book tour plans, adding: “My stand on that is like, do a storytelling thing with a visual component with old videos and I have all the mastered tapes from the Oh Say Can You Scream Skid Row DVD, Roadkill and all that.

“And I could show video that’s never been seen. I’m excited about doing some sort of presentation with songs and stuff like that. That would be cool.”

The singer also says he’d be interested in reprising his role as guitarist Gil in the fictional band Hep Alien in the recently revived TV series Gilmore Girls.

He says: “That would be amazing if it happened. All I can say is that reunions of any kind are exciting to think about and they happen so much for the fans – and fans dig reunions. So maybe the reunion of Hep Alien is on the horizon.”

Bach previously said he wanted to bury the 20-year hatchet with his former Skid Row bandmates after their acrimonious split in 1996.

This year the band recruited former Dragonforce frontman ZP Theart for vocal duties following the departure of singer Tony Harnell in December. They’ve not yet confirmed if he’s a permanent replacement.

18 And Life On Skid Row can be pre-ordered via Amazon.

Sebastian Bach tour dates 2016

Apr 29: Athens 40 Watt Club, GA
Apr 30: Orlando Moonstone Music Festival, FL
May 01: Mobile Soul Kitchen , AL
May 02: Orlando House of Blues, FL
May 04: Corpus Christi Brewster Street Ice House, TX
May 05: Houston Scout Bar, TX
May 06: San Antonio Alamo City Music Hall, TX
May 07: Dallas Trees, TX
May 08: Baton Rouge Lava Cantina Baton Rouge, LA
May 11: Nashville Mercy Lounge, TN
May 13: North Myrtle Beach House of Blues, SC
May 14: Charlotte Amos’ Southend, NC
May 15: Falls Church State Theater, VA
May 17: Baltimore Soundstage, MD
May 18: New York B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, NY
May 19: Philadelphia Theatre of Living Arts, PA
May 20: Sayreville Starland Ballroom, NJ
May 22: Pittsburgh Altar Bar, PA
May 24: Cincinnati Bogart’s, OH
May 25: Indianapolis Vogue Theatre, IN
May 26: Saint Charles Arcade Theatre, IL
May 27: Pryor Catch the Fever Festival Grounds, OK
May 29: Catch the Fever Music Festival Grounds, OK
May 31: Kansas City Knuckleheads Saloon , MO
Jun 01: Vega Lincoln, NE
Jun 02: Englewood Gothic Theatre, CO
Jun 03: The Depot Salt Lake City, UT

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