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Skid Row Added to Rock Gone Wild 2009

ALGONA, IOWA (November 11, 2008) - It makes sense that the "youth gone wild" would play Rock Gone Wild! New Jersey rockers Skid Row will play the inaugural Rock Gone Wild festival in Algona, Iowa August 20-23, 2009. Tickets are available now.

In the beginning, there were five guys that set out to make a name in the music world. It didn't take long for said boys to become men among an already crowded 80s Metal scene. They didn't play by the rules, and they didn't care: Skid Row was destined for success. Success indeed: the band's self titled debut and follow-up Slave to Grind are both multi-platinum. Since that time, Skid Row has continued to make records and tour tirelessly. These days, Johnny Solinger fronts the band - with more energy than ever. Expect a live set to feature classic hits and newer songs from the albums Thickskin and Revolutions Per Minute. Skid Row are Johnny Solinger (vocals), Rachel Bolan (bass), Dave "Snake" Sabo (guitar), Scotti Hill (guitar) and Dave Gara (drums). You already know Park Avenue leads to Skid Row. In August 2009, Algona, Iowa turns into Skid Row!

Rock Gone Wild fans are able to purchase tickets at all three price levels: platinum, VIP and general admission. Platinum ticket holders are allowed exclusive access to the Sinners Lounge. The Sinners Lounge features buffet style lunch, dinner and nightly snacks daily; liquor and beer, soft drinks and water - all to enjoy in an air conditioned tent. The Sinners Lounge is the perfect nightclub setting for all rock fans! Platinum ticket holders sit in the first ten rows. Just 250 tickets remain at this price level.

VIP ticket holders also get special Rock Gone Wild privileges. These ticket holders will sit in rows 11-30, enjoy buffet style lunch, dinner and late night snacks daily, plus beer, soft drinks and water. VIP fans will enjoy their food and drink in air-conditioned tents. General admission tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, please visit

Rock Gone Wild
will take place at the Freedom Park festival grounds, located at 2507- 160th Avenue in Algona, Iowa. On-site camping packages are available. The Rock Gone Wild grounds will feature a general store for last minute purchases.

Skid Row joins Kix, Great White, Dangerous Toys, Helix, Saigon Kick, Rhino Bucket and Junkyard to the already announced Rock Gone Wild lineup. Visit or each Tuesday for a new band announcement. Headline acts to be named soon!

Rock now. Rock on. Rock wild.


Reader Comments (3)

Wow am I glad you didn't write that, Allyson. That's SO cheesy!!
November 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermom2ross
Well, I'm excited that Skid Row is playing. But, I hope that this doesn't impact Sebastian Bach refusing to play. I enjoy Bach and his band, much more than Skids with Johnny. But, I'm not complaining 'cause I will get to hear "Youth" and "Monkey Business". I'm just being greedy because I would like to hear it twice while I'm in Iowa!

November 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTodd
Rock Gone Wild is shaping up to be one hell of a festival! Thanks for the reports Allyson.
November 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn

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