Skin: Why We’re Back For High Voltage
Skin have explained why they’re playing the High Voltage Festival, despite doing a farewell tour at the end of last year.
Says guitarist Myke Gray:
“We were all gutted at the way the tour in December 2010 finished. We were all so sick, Nev (McDonald, vocals) had lost his voice, we all had sore throats and fever and the weather made it nearly impossible to make the shows. Our roadcrew was amazing, and the fans that braved the elements kept us going. But we didn’t perform as well as we could and it has left us with a feeling of unfinished business.
“So when High Voltage asked to perform at their festival we jumped at the chance to make things right. It’s an amazing line up, with some of our heroes. The other reason for playing is that it is an opportunity to play to people that have never heard Skin before, and as an unsigned band it is very hard to get exposure in magazines or be played on the radio.
“We would like to say thank you to all the Skin fans that have stuck with us through thick and thin, without you we are nothing. We will do everything we can to deliver the performances you deserve. These will be the only shows this year and probably ever, but to echo Nev’s words: ‘never say never’!”
Skin will warm up for their main stage appearance at the High Voltage on Saturday, July 23 with shows at Nottingham Rock City July 21, Pontypridd Municipal Hall 22.
Find out more at http://www.skinfreak,co.uk/