Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver

Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom played host to one of Canada’s favourite heavy metal front men on Friday night when Sebastian Bach brought his Home Away from Home tour to town. Surprisingly it was the first time that Bach had played at the venue, and based on the enthusiasm of the sold-out crowd in attendance it was long overdue.

The set proved to be a good mix of songs from Bach’s time fronting Skid Row, as well as some more recent numbers from Bach’s solo outings. Crowd favourites like 18 and Life had the audience pumped right from the start. Bach touchingly took the time to remember Anthony Bourdain and John Dunsworth (Mr Lahey) before playing I Remember You.  This was just one moment, that stood out in many interactions with the fans on the evening, which lead to Bach continuing to have the popularity that he has with fans.

Altogether it was a great night of rock music, and for many it was a fun trip down memory lane.

The tour continues this week, with one more data in BC (Kelowna) before continuing the trek across Canada.

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Check out our images from the show below.

Photos: Stewart Johnstone

Celebrated rocker Sebastian Bach is recognized globally as a vocalist, television star, actor and beyond! Bach hit the spotlight in the late 1980’s as the iconic frontman for mainstream heavy metal / hard rock act Skid Row. Since his departure from Skid Row in the mid 90’s, Sebastian Bach still remains one of the most relevant rock figures in pop culture today, with three solo records, network television appearances on MTV, VH1 and CMT, guest appearances on Gilmore Girls, Trailer Park Boys, Californication and other popular television shows, and several acting stints on and off Broadway. Bach’s most recent album, Give ‘Em Hell impressively, landed on the U.S. Top Hard Rock and Top 200 Billboard charts, proving his prowess decades after his initial debut. Bach’s Harper Collins memoir 18 And Life on Skid Row was released in 2017. He also appeared in the recent seasons of the Gilmore Girls and Trailer Park Boys in Fall 2017 via Netflix.