Win A Ticket For Sebastian Bach @ B.B. King Blues Club On 5/18/2016

Poster - Sebastian Bach at BB Kings - 2016

The Details: Sebastian Bach is forever going to be known as the voice of Skid Row and with so many commanding tunes from their catalog under his belt I say that is damned fine. The lead singer has been a solo artist for many years now and still leaves his diehard fans breathless after each and every show. He’ll be releasing a memoir soon which I can hardly wait for and now he is on tour once more and paying a visit to one of our favorite venues, the great B.B. King Blues Club. The tour will also feature Santa Cruz as direct support and they are one of the hottest new bands out of Finland – trust me. All of this stuff makes me happy to announce that thanks to the marketing team at the venue, some PiercingMetal Fans will be hitting this gig for free. Check out the details for this contest below.

When and Where: Wednesday, May 18th at B.B. King Blues Club (237 West 42nd Street)

To Participate: It’s without question that Sebastian is an exciting Rock personality and has numerous albums that many fans cite as their favorites. With this in mind please just give me three things about his albums, a favorite song or concert experience that is high on your rating scale and why this is the case. Make this good reading because the stuff remains on the website and can likely inspire new fans as well. Now since there are likely newbies in the mix that want to be a part of the fun, those people can get me three solid reasons why they must be at the show. If you want some brownie points and feel like throwing in a little about Santa Cruz then do that also. I will not mind. Just make it a little interesting and more than “because he rocks dude” because that is just too un-original and boring. I’ll be responding to the comments that I like most right below their answer. This is for a single ticket only and no plus one requests can be honored. Sorry.

– Enter only enter once. The comments are moderated and will not appear immediately after submission.
– Number them for ease of knowing if you followed the instructions or not if I’ve asked for a list.
– Please enter your full real name in the comment form along with an email address that you can be reached at if you win. This is necessary for listing purposes. Please do NOT put this information in the comment itself out of privacy concerns.
– Only enter if you can and will attend the show should you win and it’s logistically possible for you to do so. Essentially if you live a couple of hundred miles away we don’t think you’re coming here for a show in NYC.
– Subscribe to the comments and check back to see the responses so you know if you won or not.
– Make sure you are entering a NEW comment and not replying to another contestant’s entry as that makes notifying you difficult should you be marked as a winner.

Bring it on as this one will close by noon on day of show or when allotment has been depleted.

Restrictions: All of the PiercingMetal contests are open to our loyal readers, Facebook Page likers and Twitter Followers but that being said we are still looking for the new names first. Don’t let that stop you from entering of course but we do keep track based on the overall demand for this stuff at this point. We want EVERYONE to have a chance to enjoy a show on the provider and PiercingMetal but if you just won a contest recently you will likely not have a chance for this one. Please note that Anonymous or Guest comments will not be approved.

If You Win This Contest: If you are marked as one of the winners for this contest, here is how to claim the ticket. On the night of the show go to the venue podium and ask for the House Guest List. Please bring proper identification (driver’s license, passport, NYC ID card) and your name will be checked off that list for you to enter. If you encounter any difficulty, please politely ask for an onsite manager and cite how this contest was done in coordination with venue Marketing and You can also expect an email to the provided address reminding you of the win so make sure that is listed as a safe domain to receive notes from.

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19 thoughts on “Win A Ticket For Sebastian Bach @ B.B. King Blues Club On 5/18/2016”

  1. If you didn’t know, Sebastian Bach is one of the most well-known singers to come out of the 80’s hard rock movement. There’s a lot of reasons for it, but my main three are exemplified below. Whether it’s starring in Jesus Christ Superstar on broadway, palling around with Axl Rose, or is about to release his first book “18 and Life on Skid Row”, the former Skid Row front man has done a lot of things since leaving his band. That being said, let’s get started:

    1. For starters, Skid Row’s brilliant debut album was my introduction to the band. It was also one that faced a curse that had Skid Row trapped in with the Poison’s and Pretty Boy Floyd’s of 80’s “rock” due to “18 and Life” and “I Remember You”. When you really sit down to digest the entire work of art, “Skid Row” is still an awesome album with tons of memorable hooks on “Big Guns”, shreddy guitar leads on “Midnight/Tornado”, and a some powerful vocal performances throughout all eleven tracks.

    2. Skid Row fans are well aware of the multi-platinum album success that is “Slave to Grind”, the snottier, heavier, and grittier 1990’s final hard rock slam from Sebastian’s time in Skid Row, that being my favorite Skid Row record “Subhuman Race” stepped aside from the poppier metal stylings to take on an even more punk edge, and it’s glorious. What really makes this disc stand out for me however, is the superb vocal performance of Sebastian Bach. Without him and Snake Sabo’s guitar solos, “Subhuman Race” would just be another in a copy and paste throw away album of 90’s hard rock garbage. Fingers crossed that Baz includes a few gems from this criminally underrated release on Wednesday!

    3. While Sebastian’s first solo album “Angel Down” may not be considered “brutal” by today’s standards, it really is a HEAVY record. Had this album been the follow-up to Skid Row’s “Slave to Grind”, you might want to wonder if it would have taken the band further up the ladder of success. Without giving a complete analysis, “Angel Down” is a guitar driven heavy metal album that is just as energized and important as the music he curated with Skid Row.

    I don’t have any memories of seeing Sebastian in concert. So, if I do win a ticket for this sweepstakes, Wednesday will be the first of hopefully many as I will raise my fist in the air for the original voice of Skid Row and one of Sebastian’s personal favorite newer hard rock bands, Santa Cruz as well!

    1. Alright Ian, you’ve convinced me. Congratulations on winning one of our tickets to see Sebastian Bach at B.B. King Blues Club and congrats also on this being a first time for you. Please refer to the “If You Win This Contest” part of the post to know the full details on how to claim it.

  2. A Sebastian Bach concert is always a great experience for many reasons.
    1. He is without a doubt one of the best vocalists to ever sing rock/metal music. His voice is immediately identifiable with its brilliant combination of aggressive power and emotional expressiveness.
    2. He has great material to work with. I see recent artists lean heavily on his Skid Row material, and with good reason. It’s rock n roll at its best, powerful anthems, heartfelt ballads and everything in between. I saw Skid Row with Tony Harnell a fee months ago, and as good as Harnell is, nobody is better with this material than Bach.
    3. Bach is a great live performer . he controls the crowd like the pro he is, and makes great songs feel even greater. I do have an odd memory of the last time I saw him live , when a drunken fight developed in front of stage, during Monkey Business, haha. He stopped mid song, told them to behave , had one guy removed ,and continued as usual.
    He could not have picked a better opening band than Santa Cruz (what is with Scandi bands bands and Spanish geography btw?? One of my favorite new melodic rock bands is the oddly named State of Salazar from Norway). They really bring the sleazy melodies and shred away any “rock is dead ” thoughts you might’ve had.

    It’s almost immediately the first thing that comes out of the mouth of a non-metal friend when I mention the name Sebastian Bach, as all of them seem to be obsessed with trailer park boys (for the record, a fantastic show). They then go on to quote everything he said on the episode (including his feud with Patrick Swayze), and wonder if he’s really like that in real life. It’s easily to see Sebastian’s appeal even to those who don’t know his music: He is one of the most colorful, loud, and raucous personalities in music, with a frame like a giant, a personality like an over excited kid at his first KISS concert, and voice like an air horn siren. Sebastian was one of the earliest Heavy Metal singers of whom I was in complete awe of, and truly understood the concept of “rock star”. Here are some of my favorite memories I have of the man and his music.

    1. The first I saw of Sebastian or Skid Row was actually on a Saturday night live rerun from the 90’s. At that point, I was just a newbie metal head, only exposed to some of the more popular radio metal bands at the time. I was into Ozzy and Metallica for sure, but had rarely ventured out of bands like Rob Zombie or System Of A Down. When they showed Skid Row as the musical guest, I remember thinking, damn, these guys look badass. It wasn’t an act or posing, these guys were M-E-T-A-L. When their set finally came, I remember Sebastian starting off with a scream that demanded my attention. At that point, most singers I was a fan of sang at a lower register, this was a powerhouse of such I had never heard before! Skid Row dominated, and their sound, their image, and most importantly, their singer had me captivated. It was the first (and only that I remember) episode that the musical guest came out and did a skit with the crew as Adam Sandler did an Axl rose impression screaming bedtimes stories to children! Baz came out to do a duet with Sandler of the A-B-C song ( I swear, look it up), and once again completely stole the show. The performance had me so impressed I went and bought the self-titled CD the next day. It was one of the first steps to a larger world in my heavy metal education.

    2. Years later, I awaited the release of Sebastian’s solo album Angel Down. This record, which had a lineup that featured Mike Chlasciak and Steve DiGiorgio, was in development for years, and the news that it was finally to be relapsed the day before my birthday and right before winter break from college seemed too good to be true. I remembered going to best buy right after class, cash in hand, knowing it was finally here. I bought it, and rushed back to my dorm, where my roommate (also into metal), was equally carious to hear what Baz had going on. A small dilemma ensured when we saw the album had a dual sided poster, on one side, a picture of Mike and Baz hanging out, on the other side, Sebastian doing his best Robert Plant type post. He wanted the photo with mike, I wanted the latter. I agreed to let him win, as he would be looking at it more from his side, but all the while, we were blasting angel down, and it was just what we had hoped for. Baz with Skid Row always straddled that line between hard rock and metal, this was far more towards the metal side. We listened to angel down on the way back home, screaming our heads off trying to imitate Sebastian on “American Metal Head.” Years later, I still have the poster up on my wall.

    3.My final Sebastian memory is to date, the one time I saw him live. Jones beach, the lineup was Poison, Dokken, and Sebastian. I had seen poison twice before, so I was mainly going for Dokken and Sebastian. After listening to Skid Row and Dokken records in the parking lot with some friends and adult beverages, we made our way to the arena. At that time, Jones Beach was a dry venue, and many people had decided to stay in the parking lot and continue to drink before poison, or hadn’t arrived yet. False Metal! My friends and I would have none of that as we took our seats in anticipation of Sebastian. However, the view was none too impressive. Not only were are seats far away from the stage, the crowd looked thin and relatively quiet. I was worried this was going to bring Baz’s mood down, and the last ting I wanted was to see a less than excited Sebastian Bach! I need not have worried however, as before the into music had started playing, you heard that loud, distinct voice “WOAH! WAKE THE @#%& UP NEW YORK!” He had jumped on stage, before his band, intro music and the lights went down, to get the crowd to his liking. The audience roared back, and the night began with some monkey business. As is the case on record, his voice was dominating, and he still carried the same enthusiasm I saw on SNL all those years ago, with his personality as loud as his voice, even from all the way in the back. He was far more impressive than either band as he delighted us with a collection of Skid Row hits mixed in with his new album, lighting up a ¼ filled stadium as if he was headlining a sold out night at MSG.

    With all this talking and praising Sebastian, why must I be going to this show?

    1. Santa Cruz – what the hell is going on in Finland? Between these guys and reckless love, it seems like the 80’s are alive and well. Obama even just remarked on Finland and Heavy Metal! I need to see how these guys can throw down with the big boys of rock.

    2. This show offers a more intimate look at Baz, as he’ll be playing some stripped down versions of his classic hits. If Manowar say all men play on ten, and spinal tap only play at 11, Baz is easily always on 12! However, this offers a rare glimpse of him in a light I’ve never seen, and I’m curious to see how he brings that same type of intensity without the raw power.

    3. Finally, I must be at the show because like Sebastian, I am indeed, a SAVAGE ANINAL! (I was waiting to see how long it was going to be before I included this one in).

    In conclusion, Sebastian has left some great tunes and memories with me over the years, and I’d like to continue making more, which I why I hope to see him this Wednesday. The last thing I want is to be alone in a darkened room, I need to get the @#$% out, and say Here I am, the youth gone wild!

    1. Holy mackerel Max, that was one of the most comprehensive replies that I have ever seen so congratulations my Metal friend you are seeing Sebastian Bach on Wednesday night at B.B. King Blues Club. Please refer to the part of the contest marked “If You Win This Contest” for the full details on how you claim this at the show.

  4. 1. First and foremost, Bach isn’t a nostalgia act like so many others from his era. He’s not going up there just singing Skid Row hits and resting on his laurels. His 3 solo albums are right up their with classic Skid Row material in terms of quality, and he plays these songs live and they get a great reaction. “Kicking & Screaming” in particular is an amazing album.

    2. I’ve seen Bach live 7 times (twice opening for GNR, 5 times headlining) and he’s the consummate showman and performer. He’s also great with his fans after shows and in more intimate settings I’ve gotten to meet him and he’s taken time to hang out. He’s a very genuine, down-to-earth guy.

    3. Last but certainly not least, and I’m sure mentioned by everyone else, his voice is still incredible! I don’t know how it’s held up so well all these years, but when he belts out “Youth Gone Wild” it’s basically 1989 again and it sounds exactly like the vocals on the track. After seeing Vince Neil and others from that era in the past few months (I won’t get too negative here but it was rough), I have a new appreciation for how Bach can keep going like this, looking and sounding the same.

    I’ll throw in that I saw Santa Cruz open for a Swedish power metal band called Amaranthe at Gramercy Theater almost exactly a year ago (May 2015) and I really enjoyed them. They look like kids but the lead singer has a powerful voice and I look forward to seeing them again and learning a bit more about them. Hopefully they have a new album to promote on this tour.

    1. Hey Steven, that’s all some good stuff so how about you check out the Bach show at B.B. King Blues Club on Wednesday. Check out the “If You Win This Contest” part of the post for the full on details on how to claim it.

  5. 1. First time I saw Sebastian Bach was at Lamour on Thanksgiving after Skid Row found him they Mark Weiss and a Metal Edge contest.
    2.I have seen Bad solo and with Skids around 15 times.Bad always kills it live.
    3.I been a supporter of all Bass project and can’t wait for the book.

    1. Alright Kevin that was brief and to the point and I don’t see you as a recent winner on any gives so congratulations on winning one of our tickets to see Sebastian Bach at B.B. King Blues Club. Please refer to the “If You Win This Contest” part of the post to know the full details on how to claim it.

  6. Long story short (because I could go on an on), here it is:

    1. Sebastian Bach is one of the greatest vocalists out there. His dedication for anything he gets himself involved is far driven than any other singer / musician I’ve seen. From starring in musicals on Broadway (which I met him after Jeckyll & Hyde), from television appearances and his music career. He owns up to anything he does.

    2. He is wonderful with his fans and appreciative for the longevity his career has brought him. He pays respect to other bands and singers that he has the honor of playing with and that says a lot about the character of someone.

    3. I’m from Staten Island, can come to the show and have loved his music since seeing the boys from NJ and Sebastian start out. I think it’s fantastic that he’s found true love the second time around and I would love this chance. Also, thanks for the opportunity for everyone else to see for themselves what a great singer / musician Sebastian Bach is.


    1. Hi Sheri, that was great so congrats because you are going to see Sebastian Bach on Wednesday night at B.B. King’s, in order to know how to claim your ticket just refer to the part of the post marked “If You Win This Contest” because all of the details are in there.

  7. Hey Guys,

    Thanks for this! Sebastian Bach is one dude that keeps on rocking ALWAYS. Here’s why I deserve to win:

    1) I grew up listening to them and even got to appreciate other bands from seeing Skid Row play. I first noticed Pantera because they opened up for Skid Row.

    2) Sebastian Bach is one down to earth guy. Met him in Old Bridge, NJ one time and he was a real cool guy and even asked questions about what music I liked besides his. He has a voice that doesn’t stop and he trains his voice, not like some other singers that have let themselves go.

    3) I would love a chance to see him again and rock out and enjoy the night. I really want to see Santa Cruz also. I heard such great things about this band.

    Hope I win!!

    1. Oh Paul, EVERYONE deserves to win despite that not always being possible but that shouldn’t worry you because you have also won one of our tickets to see Sebastian Bach at B.B. King Blues Club on Wednesday night. Please refer to the “If You Win This Contest” part of the post to know the full details on how to claim it.

  8. Okay my friends, I think I should close this contest up because I don’t have any more tickets and I don’t want to disappoint too many submissions. This contest for Sebastian Bach is 100% officially closed so please no more entries as they will not be approved. Congratulations to our winners who were each notified under their entry. The details for this prize is located in the contest post under “If You Win This Contest” and its pretty straight forward. I’ll be at the show as well and ready to rock out. Santa Cruz is a new favorite of mine and they go on early so do not miss a note or you will be kicking yourself for that oversight. Feel free to say hello if you see me around just make sure I am not taking photos or anything.

  9. Along with Guns N’ Roses, Skid Row have been one of my favorite bands for as long as I’ve been able to store memories. I recall watching Skid Row music videos on MTV at the age of five. During my early teen years, I recall practically worshipping Sebastian Bach because of his attitude and vocal abilities. Although my vocal style is vastly different and my range is nowhere near his, Baz has been one of my main influences in terms of showmanship and stage presence. His prowess as a frontman is second to none.

    I could go on for ages about how talented and influential Sebastian Bach is, but I’ll narrow it down to three key reasons why seeing Sebastian Bach live is a must.

    1. Sebastian Bach always gives the fans what they want. He knows that his legacy is untouchable, and he delivers a set list loaded with classic material. Unlike some bands (Iron Maiden, I’m looking at you), Baz doesn’t try to cram an hour worth of new material down your throat while you wait for your favorite song(s). I took a peek at the setlist from an earlier date on this tour. He gets his newer material out of the way early in the set, and then ends it off with a seemingly endless string of classics.

    2. He still has the pipes. Even 27 years after the release of Skid Row’s debut album, you can still expect Baz to hit every note on a nightly basis. He’s a true professional, and he has taken care of his voice over the years. He never has the band downtune, and he never takes extended breaks (you won’t see a ten minute drum solo). A Sebastian Bach show is just a constant stream of fury.

    3. Sebastian Bach is a metal legend, and Skid Row played huge arenas in their prime. To be able to see Sebastian Bach up close and personal at an intimate venue like BB King’s is a true privilege, and no one should pass up this opportunity. I’m sure it was amazing seeing Skid Row in a hockey arena back in the early 90s, but to see those same songs in a club in New York with Baz standing ten feet in front of you is an experience that can’t be matched. If you miss this, you’re a fool.

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