Sebastian Bach’s last tour that got cancelled due to Covid-19 was first with only theaters and no clubs
Former Skid Row lead vocalist Sebastian Bach was recently interviewed by Justin Kirkland for Esquire. The singer spoke about his frustrations with the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Back in mid-December 2019, Bach announced North American dates for the second leg of the 31st Anniversary Tour to celebrate Skid Row‘s debut album.
In terms of how he is doing, Bach indicated (with slight edits): “Never worse, you know. Music doesn’t exist anymore, let alone rock and roll. No music exists, so for Sebastian Bach, that’s not very much fun. Though I have tried as hard as I can not to lose my fucking mind.”
Bach added: “There’s no end in sight, and I know it’s cliché… but I don’t know what day or time it is. I can’t even make a Zoom call happen. I check and I’m like ‘What’s on my schedule today? Hm, I have nothing to do with the rest of my life.’ That’s my fucking schedule, unless something changes. So then I go, ‘Holy shit, I’m in a bad fucking mood,’ so I put my phone down and press do not disturb, and I’ll go out in my garden, which is the most soothing place to me in all of this madness. I am fortunate enough that I can walk around in nature, and I do not take that for granted.
People comment on my page, “Hey motherfucker. Don’t even fucking try it when I’m in a fucking one bedroom apartment, and then you have a pool and shit. Shut the fuck up,” and I’m like, “You are right. You are 100 percent right.” But I am not built to not sing. I have to say, the seed was planted when I was eight years old. It’s like my fucking brain, after all this time, is turning into mush. I don’t know if people can relate to that. There’s no end in sight. Actually! There is! November 3. On November 3, we can vote the reality show experiment out. We can fucking end it.”
With respect to how the Covid-19 pandemic has personally impacted him, Bach revealed: “One of the hardest things to do is come out of a successful band and be a successful solo artist. It’s one of the hardest tricks to pull off in music, and I got kicked out of Skid Row in 1996. I had no choice—who the fuck is gonna come see me play? So I’ve toured and toured and toured and toured and toured, and finally, this tour that was supposed to happen now was my first tour of all theaters, no clubs. Every show, I had finally fucking gotten out of one level and venues where they have bathrooms and dressing rooms. And then it all gets canceled! And yeah, I could postpone, but until there’s a vaccine? What the fuck? We can’t do this. So we’re all trapped in our house, and all we can do is vote for science. Vote for school. Vote for rock and roll.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Sebastian Bach at Esquire‘s website.