If you're a fan of 80's metal, you're in luck: Skid Row and Ugly Kid Joe will be playing three shows together around the country in April.

The two acts will perform at Auckland's Powerstation on April 17, Christchurch venue Churchills Live on April 19 and Wellington's James Cabaret on April 21.

New Jersey metallers Skid Row formed in 1986 and with vocalist Sebastian Bach had several hits including I Remember You. Bach left the band in 1996 and they have toured with Johnny Solinger ever since.

Ugly Kid Joe's biggest hits were Everything About You and a cover of Cat's in the Cradle in the early '90s. They broke up in 1997 but reformed in 2010.


Tickets go on sale through Under the Radar and Ticketmaster from January 29.

Skid Row and Ugly Kid Joe
April 17: The Powerstation, Auckland
April 19: Churchills Live, Christchurch
April 21: James Cabaret, Wellington

- nzherald.co.nz