Glam Skanks & Their Junkshop-Glam Album 21/06/2017 13 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 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.