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

     

 

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