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Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale To Fill-In With Skid Row In Light Of Erik Grönwall’s Departure


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Skid Row have announced the departure of their vocalist Erik Grönwall, who had been fronting the band since 2022. In his place at the group’s immediate live concerts will be Lzzy Hale, vocalist/guitarist for multi-platinum hard rockers Halestorm. Grönwall has opted to exit the band in light of his continued road to recovery back from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

A statement issued by the band and Grönwall today (March 27th) reads as follows:

“Today Skid Row and Erik Grönwall jointly announce that Erik will step down as the vocalist for Skid Row. Longtime friend Lzzy Hale of Halestorm will be taking over vocal duties for the upcoming scheduled four concerts. Erik 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 is proud of what they have created and accomplished with Erik over the past two years and we 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 this moment of time in the band’s 35+ year history, to be announced soon.

‘I got the opportunity to join this incredible band 6 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!” /EG”

Hale added:

“I’m stepping in for a few dates as the lead singer of Skid Row! What an honor to call them my friends and a privilege to be sharing the stage with them! Erik, I wish you all the magic on your next adventure.

Now… which leather pants to wear?!!”

The band’s concerts with Hale on vocals include:

05/17 Carterville, IL – Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort
05/18 Riverside, IA – Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
05/31 Sparks, NV – Nugget Casino Resort
06/01 Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live

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