Skid Row has parted ways with Swedish singer Erik Grönwall. The band’s longtime friend Lzzy Hale of Halestorm will be taking over vocal duties for the upcoming scheduled four concerts.

Grönwall has decided that the travel and rigors of the road is not conducive to his overall health and recovery, and wants to focus on a lifestyle that is more amenable for his well-being, healing and family.

Skid Row said in a statement they are “proud of what they have created, and accomplished, with Erik over the past two years” and “wish nothing but the best to him and his health. To celebrate the last two years, the band will be releasing a live album that perfectly captures the moment of time in the band’s 35-plus-year history, to be announced soon.”

Erik said, “I got the opportunity to join this incredible band six months after my treatment against leukemia. And one month after that, I was on a world tour with Skid f**** Row. Wow! It was a dream come true. However, it proved challenging touring the world with an impaired immune system, which is a result of my bone marrow transplant.

I respect and understand that Skid Row is a touring band, but since I can’t prioritize my health being in the band, I have decided that it’s better for me to step aside.

I love SKID ROW, I have nothing but respect for the guys in the band but I love and respect my health more. I’m getting stronger and healthier every day, but after consulting my doctor, I need to allow myself more time to recover, which I can’t do as the lead singer of Skid Row. That’s why I have reached the tough decision to move on.

I want to thank the guys for this incredible opportunity. And I want to thank all the Skid Row fans who accepted me as the lead singer of this iconic band. Health first!”

Skid Row shows with Lzzy Hale on lead vocals:

May 17 – Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort – Carterville, IL
May 18 – Riverside Casino & Golf Resort – Riverside, IA
May 31 – Nugget Casino Resort – Sparks, NV
June 1 – Hard Rock Live Sacramento – Wheatland, CA

Share : facebooktwittergoogle plus

14 Responses

Leave us a comment

  • Real Paul Stanley on

    Great points all. At the end of the day Skid Row was Bach. The voice, the look and the attitude. One of the greatest of all time. I can understand why he would want an equal cut. The band has not come close to the level they were at with him. On the other hand Bach’s solo material hasn’t reached the heights of his Skid Row tunes. I think these guys are meant for each other.

    • Dana on


      I agree, he is definitely one the best frontman, of the genre.

  • Charles Clinchot on

    To Grönwall, hope for the best and get well.

    I liked the new Skid Row album with him, but I do agree, Skid Row is Bach. I saw them when Ted and Skid Tow opened for the Kiss reunion tour but with a different singer did not like it. Considering how no Kiss at the Rock n Roll induction or the lack a proper Edward Van Halen tribute I don’t think we will ever see a reunion they rather not have the big bucks then I don’t see it happening.

Leave a Reply