Vocalist Tony Harnell has confirmed that he has parted ways with SKID ROW, less than a year after he first joined the band. Harnell wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday (December 29): “I’m sorry to inform everyone that I’m no longer the lead singer for SKID ROW. I thank the fans for their love and support!”
Harnell made his live debut with SKID ROW on May 22 at Living Sky Casino in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada.
He officially joined SKID ROW in April as the replacement for Johnny Solinger, who was the band’s frontman for the past fifteen years.
In an interview with Canadian rock journalist Mitch Lafon of the “One On One With Mitch Lafon” podcast, SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan stated about the band’s split with Solinger: “It was evident [that it was time for us to go our separate ways]. There were certain things going on out on the road that kind of set us thinking… Things had been going on for a little bit.”
He continued: “At certain times, you just get the feeling someone isn’t putting a hundred percent into things. And SKID ROW is very important to the rest of us. And we wanted to carry on with quality performances and quality songs, so we decided to make a change.”