Skid Row named a new vocalist just days before their live debut with the band.
Erik Gronwall was previously the lead singer of Swedish rock band HEAT after winning the national award Swedish idol game show in 2009. He also had a leading role in the version of Jesus Christ Superstar aired by NBC in 2018, alongside Alice Cooper and others.
The 34-year-old’s first outing with Skid Row comes in the form of ‘The Gang’s All Here’, the title track from their upcoming album. The song will be released tomorrow.
He will next lead the veteran band in the opening act for Scorpions at their Sin City Nights residency in Las Vegas which kicks off this weekend at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Gronwall replaces ZP Theart, who joined Skid Row in 2016. “This is a new era for Skid Row,” a statement said. “With a new album, a new single and a world tour, we’ve added a new voice.” “I hereby declare the circle of all fucking circles complete,” Gronwall said, referring to his Swedish idol audition, which led him to sing “18 and Life” by Skid Row. (Gronwall also published a cover from the band’s 1989 hit last year.)
The band will tour North America with Warrant, beginning April 30, with support from Quiet Riot, Winger, and Lita Ford on various dates. The gang is here – Skid Row’s sixth album – arrives October 14th.
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