Junkshop-glam rockers Glam Skanks (www.GlamSkanks.com) are an all-female band from LA who, in addition to their , have also opened for Alice Cooper, The Skids, played as Cherie Currie’s (The Runaways) backup band, have a song in Kevin Smith’s “Yoga Hosers” movie, jammed with Joe Perry of Aerosmith and released their new album “Glitter City”.
- If “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” had a house band, it would probably be Glam Skanks.
- How it happened: From a local band to North American and UK arena tours opening for Adam Ant including Royal Albert Hall, the Carnegie Hall of the UK, where Eric Clapton played three nights later.
- What’s it like for guitarist Veronica Volume who grew up in a Hollywood-rock family (Her father is a musician and her mother is a rock photographer)?
- The real advantage of growing up Hollywood (It’s not what you think).
- Why bassist Millie wasn’t sure about joining the band until Veronica Volume and lead-vocalist Ali Cat took her to a drag night at a strip club. After that, it was love.
- Giving new meaning to “hit like a girl”: Cassie hits her drums so hard that the lugs that hold the skins on actually unscrew during gigs.
- What it means to be a skank and why the band embraces the controversial word.
- Why there are still not more women in rock and other female-empowerment issues.
- Tales from the road: When you end up in a creepy hotel with blood on the walls, a bedroom door that won’t lock and a front-desk clerk wearing plastic gloves.
- Fun fact: How Tony Barber (The Buzzcocks) and Phil King (Lush, The Jesus and Mary Chain) coined the “junkshop glam” genre..
- Fun fact: What do you say when you’re backstage with Alice Cooper and he asks to borrow your makeup?
- Fun fact: How did Glam Skanks get their name based on something they ate for dinner?
- Glam Skanks on tour in the UK
Opening for Adam Ant
Friday, 5/5, Newcastle, Arena
Saturday, 6/5, Edinburgh, Playhouse
Sunday, 7/5, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Tuesday, 9/5, Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Wednesday, 10/5, Manchester, Bridgewater Hall (Second show added)
Friday, 12/5, Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Saturday, 13/5, Birmingham, Symphony Hall (Second show added)
Sunday, 14/5, Bristol, Hippodrome
Tuesday, 16/5, Plymouth, Pavilions
Wednesday, 17/5, London, Royal Albert Hall
Thursday, 18/5, Brighton, Centre
Saturday, 20/5, Bournemouth, Int. Centre
Sunday, 21/5, Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Monday, 22/5, Ipswich, Regent Theatre
Wednesday, 24/5, Watford, Colosseum
Thursday, 25/5, Southend, Cliff’s Pavilion
Saturday, 27/5, Leeds, Arena
Sunday, 28/5, Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Additional UK solo dates
31/5, Leicester, The Shed
1/6, Rough Trade Nottingham, Nottingham
2/6, 02 Ritz, Manchester (Opening for The Skids, early show)
2/6, Club 27, Liverpool
3/6, Camden Rocks Festival, London
9/6, Nambucca, London
10/6, Department S Club, Bristol
Glam Skanks opening for Adam Ant in North America
Monday, 23/1, Washington DC, Lincoln Theatre, SOLD OUT
Tuesday, 24/1, Boston, MA, The Wilbur Theatre SOLD OUT
Sunday, 29/1, Toronto, ON, The Danforth Music Hall SOLD OUT
Tuesday, 31/1, Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre SOLD OUT
Thursday, 2/2, Portland, OR, Revolution Hall, SOLD OUT
Friday, 3/2, Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre, SOLD OUT
Saturday, 4/2, Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre
Tuesday, 7/2, San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore, SOLD OUT
Thursday, 9/2, Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda Theatre, SOLD OUT
Friday, 10/2, Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
Saturday, 11/2, Tucson, AZ, The Rialto Theatre SOLD OUT
Tuesday, 14/2, Dallas, TX, The Majestic Theatre
Wednesday, 15/2, San Antonio, TX, The Empire Theatre, SOLD OUT
Friday, 17/2, Santa Ana, CA, The Observatory, SOLD OUT
Saturday, 18/2, San Diego, CA, The Observatory North Park, SOLD OUT
Tuesday, 21/2, Philadelphia, PA, The Keswick Theatre SOLD OUT
Wednesday, 22/2, New York City, Webster Hall SOLD OUT