SEBASTIAN BACH TO SUPPORT GUNS N’ROSES ON CANADIAN TOUR
October 30, 2009
Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach is set to support Guns N’Roses during their 2010 Canadian tour.
Sebastian states, “Well, what can I say. What a long, strange trip it’s been. As I type this, I just cannot beleive that I am announcing to all of you that yes, we will be going on the road with GUNS N’ FUCKING ROSES IN MY HOMETOWN COUNTRY OF CANADA IN JANUARY & FEBRUARY OF 2010 !!!!
It felt really, really good to type that sentence.
It’s time to sit back & realize, hey, we have been doing this a long time. From Guns N’ Roses taking us on tour in North America & Europe in 1991 , Australia & New Zealand in 1993, taking us out again in America, Europe, & Canada in 2006, Axl Rose & myself recording ‘Sorry’ for ‘Chinese Democracy’ & ‘Back In The Saddle’, ‘(Love Is) A Bitchslap’, & ‘Stuck Inside’ for my album ‘Angel Down’, taking us out again in Australia & New Zealand in 2007….are you noticing a theme here? Loyalty? Friendship? Commitment? Passion? For Rock N’ Roll. For Life. For Fun. For You, the Rock Fans who make it all possible. For the love of music, having a good time, & kicking out the motherfucking JAMS.
This tour of Canada means so much to me on so many levels. I grew up in Canada. It was always my dream to play the big concert stages in Toronto. To me, playing Air Canada Centre twice in 3 years, 21 years after my first album came out, is so above & beyond my childhood dreams, it really is hard to fathom. Hamilton, London, Moncton, Halifax: I HAVE NEVER PLAYED ANY OF THESE CITIES IN MY LIFE! After touring the world for 25 years , it is astonishing to me that there are still cities that I have never played. Turns out there’s alot! Montreal: I have been waiting to come back & sing for you since 1992 !! It blows my mind that I have not played Montreal since 1992. The last show I played in Montreal was with Pantera opening up the show. I distinctly remember the crowd in Montreal at the Skid Row / Pantera show in 1992 as being one of the most vociferous / ferocious / intense / loud / craziest crowds I have ever had the pleasure of rocking out with in my entire career. When I sometimes think of the greatest crowds
I have ever seen, the greatest , coolest times of my life, the last moment of leaving the stage in Montreal in 1992 & facing the rockers of Montreal that night, always comes to mind. So does the Air Canada Centre show in 2006. The reception Toronto gave my band that night is something I will never, ever forget. The fact that we get to do it all again, so soon, is just fucking excellent. Calgary, Winnepeg, Quebec City: You completely rocked at the 2006 shows. I watched these full concerts on proshot video (check it out for yourself on the ‘ROADRAGE’ DVD) & there is no way Canada could be more into the music than they were on the 2006 tour. Or can you top it ???? Hey we sure will have fun trying right !! Ha!!
Of course, none of this would be possible without the vision & generosity of one single man: Mr. Axl Rose. A man I am so unbeleivably proud, & fortunate, to call my friend. A man whose unwavering voice, lyrics, & vision have been the soundtrack to our lives for more than 20 years now. I cannot WAIT to stand at the side of the stage every night, waiting for my favorite song ‘Street Of Dreams ‘ to come around in the set. I cannot wait for the camaraderie, fun, & sense of purpose the Road brings. I cannot wait to scream my fucking guts out into a microphone in the biggest cities, on the biggest stages, that my hometown country has to offer. I can’t wait to see all my friends & family at the shows in Canada. One thing’s for sure: I don’t have to wait long!! CYA SOON CANADA !! IT’S TIME TO ROCK!! AGAIN!! I love it.”
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Guns N’ Roses and Sebastian Bach 2010 Canadian tour dates:
Jan. 13 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
Jan. 16 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
Jan. 17 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Jan. 19 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
Jan. 20 – Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
Jan. 22 – Thunder Bay, ON @The Roxy Sebastian Bach headline show)
Jan. 24 – Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
Jan. 25 – London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
Jan. 27 – Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre
Jan. 28 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Jan. 31 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
Feb. 1 – Quebec City, PQ @ Colisee Pepsi
Feb. 3 – Moncton, NB @ Moncton Coliseum
Feb. 4 – Halifax, NS @ Metro Centre