Sebastian Bach at Saint Andrew's Hall. Photo: Ami Nicole ACRONYM

Sebastian Bach Relives the ’80s at St. Andrew’s Hall

Sebastian Bach and WLLZ brought the ‘What Have I Got To Lose’ tour to St. Andrew’s Hall on June 4, reliving the 80’s as well as some new music, with special guests Classless Act.

 

CLASSLESS ACT

 

 

These guys put on a hell of a show. While we weren’t familiar with their songs, their energy and caliber of performance was top-tier. During their third song, they covered Britney Spears’ famed song “Toxic,” and it was funny to see people of all ages rocking out to the timeless tune. They have a Dirty Honey or Rival Sons type of vibe, which fit perfectly with what was to come at the end of the night, but adds more of a modernistic flair to their set.

 

Check out their music here, including that cover, which they’ve recorded and released on streaming:

 

 

SEBASTIAN BACH

 

 

For the sake of journalistic integrity, we’re going to be honest here. Sebastian Bach puts on a great performance. His vocals are still pretty solid, and we’re sure that hearing some iconic Skid Row songs like “Slave To The Grind” and “18 and Life” were a joy for the fans in the audience. However, much of the audience probably felt shame for being Skid Row fans, as Bach chastised many of the crowd for wearing Skid Row attire to the show.

 

To be absolutely frank, out of the songs we were present for, after every track, Bach complained about people in the audience wearing their Skid Row shirts, including one guy he repeatedly kept pointing to in the front row. Laced with F bombs, he would say things in the vein of “You mean that f**king band that kicked me out?” He also took aim at how many replacement singers his former band has gone through since he was removed as lead singer.

 

While we didn’t catch him directly throwing shade at Lzzy Hale of Halestorm who just wrapped up some dates fronting the band, the vibe was more bitter than some 30-day-year-old black coffee on a tour bus. Needless to say, Bach has some things he obviously needs to get off his chest, but I’m not sure therapy-via-crowd is the right way to handle it.

 

He also aired his grievances of how MTV no longer plays music videos and notes how much they played ‘Ridiculousness,’ including mocking one of the female hosts’ laughter on the show by imitating her. He also brought up how he can’t see the setlist but refused to wear reading glasses “like David Lee Roth,” and introduced his son on the drums, following that up with how “his son had been to Detroit before as a stain on his pants back in the ’80s.”

 

Despite these interludes, fans still threw up the horns in the crowd, cheered him on, and even sang almost the entire verse of “18 and Life” before Bach chimed in to re-start the track. As I photographed the show from the audience, I talked to many who had been big fans of the band since the 80’s, so we at least hope those Skid Row fans had fun.

 

If you’d like to catch Sebastian Bach on tour, here are the remaining tour dates:

JUN 5 WED

Majestic Theatre @ 7:00pm

JUN 7 FRI

The Forge @ 7:00pm

JUN 8 SAT

Arcada Theatre @ 7:00pm

JUN 9 SUN

The Rust Belt @ 7:00pm

JUN 11 TUE

Wooly’s @ 7:00pm

JUN 12 WED

Bourbon Theatre @ 7:00pm

JUN 14 FRI

Sunshine Studios Live @ 7:00pm

JUN 15 SAT

Summit Music Hall @ 7:00pm

JUN 16 SUN

Sunshine Theater @ 7:00pm

JUN 18 TUE

Diamond Ballroom @ 7:00pm

JUN 19 WED

The Hall @ 7:00pm

JUN 21 FRI

The Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall @ 7:00pm

JUN 22 SAT

Scout Bar @ 7:00pm

JUN 23 SUN

The Rock Box @ 7:00pm

JUN 25 TUE

Rialto Theatre @ 7:00pm

JUN 27 THU

The Majestic Ventura Theater @ 7:00pm

JUN 28 FRI

Observatory @ 7:00pm

JUN 29 SAT

House of Blues San Diego @ 7:00pm

JUL 20 SAT

Fremont Street Experience @ 7:00pm

Ami Nicole is a Concert + Festival Photographer and Music Journalist who has covered multiple artists of all genres in digital media and in Radio to 60+ stations across the U.S. Some of the acts she's photographed include The Smashing Pumpkins, My Chemical Romance, Billie Eilish, Snoop Dogg, Bring Me The Horizon, Shinedown, and more. See her full portfolio on ACRONYMIS.com.

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