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THE SKIDS

“Memories fade, but some linger for a reason. The Skids  was the definitive part of my early life. A brilliant adventure into the world of creativity and adulthood”, reflected Richard Jobson recently, “ I was a kid when I joined the band in 1977 – 16 years old. By the time the adventure had run aground, I was a dazed and confused young man. We were fearless in the beginning, always trying new things and not afraid to be different in a musical world that was beginning to sound very derivative and safe. Contrary to the reports from people who were never near the centre of the band, Stuart Adamson and I got on very well – in fact for a long time we were very close. I enjoyed writing with him – he was generous and incredibly adaptable to my unmusical ideas. The Skids were not just another punk band – we were creatively ambitious as well as being close to the core beliefs of our hard-won fans. But most importantly we loved playing live. Taking these memories and replanting them into 2017 has not been easy. How do you do it? How should it sound? Are we little more than a heritage band? These were the questions rattling around my head as I tried to find a way to celebrate the bands 40th anniversary. The answers ended up being very simple – Don’t over think it – Just do it. Enjoy every minute of it. Play the songs like it might be the last time. Give it everything. And then…there’s the new stuff! The beginning of something new rather than the end of something old.”

SOMETHING OLD… The Skids formed in 1977 in their home town of Dunfermline, Scotland by Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson, Bill Simpson & Tom Kellichan. After releasing an independent single the band were played by John Peel, supported The Clash in concert and then were signed to Virgin Records in 1978. Their first singles were ‘Sweet Surburbia’,The Saints are Coming’ and ‘Into the Valley’ - the latter reaching the UK Top Ten in early 1979.

Their seminal debut album ‘Scared to Dance’; came out in 1979 and was quickly followed by two chart singles – ‘Masquerade’ and ‘Working for the Yankee Dollar’. Both singles were taken from the Bill Nelson (Be Bop Deluxe) produced second album ‘Days in Europa’. The album also featured new member Rusty Egan of Rich Kids & Visage fame after the departure of Tom Kellichan. The band released two more albums ‘The Absolute Game’ (1980) and ‘Joy’ (1981) before splitting. Stuart Adamson went on to have worldwide success with his new band Big Country.

The Skids briefly reformed in 2007 to celebrate the band's 30th Anniversary with concerts in their native Scotland at T in the Park and in their hometown of Dunfermline.

Richard Jobson - Vocals

Bill Simpson - Bass/Vocals

Bruce Watson - Guitar/Vocals

Mark Brzezinski - Drums

Jamie Watson - Guitar/Vocals

#CURRENT TOUR DATES

DECEMBER 2021

Friday 17th O2 Glasgow (JC) with Big Country

Saturday 18th ​Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline (Callum) with Big Country

JANUARY 2022

Friday 7th Richard unavailable

Saturday 8th Richard unavailable

 

Tuesday 18th The Music and Arts Centre, Barnoldswick

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Wednesday 19th 229 Club, London (AGMP)

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Thursday 20th Harpenden Public Halls (AGMP)

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Friday 21st The Carnegie Dunfermline (AGMP)

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Saturday 22nd Main Stage, Mill Street , Perth. Outdoor Stage : Bring Gloves 

Time to be confirmed (Afternoon Set)

Saturday 22nd Crieff - Richard Jobson Intimate evening show

 

Sunday 23rd Big Burns Supper, Spiegeltent, Dumfries

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

 

FEBRUARY 2022

 

Thursday 17th The Chapel, Salisbury 

 

Friday 18th London Eventim Apollo

Special guest to The Damned Original Lineup 

MARCH 2022

 

Tuesday 1st The Fleece Bristol (jJC) Reshed from 2021

 

Friday 25th Cottingham Civic 

 

Saturday 26th Scarborough Punk Festival 

APRIL 2022

Monday 4th The Crooked Billett, Stoke Row near Henley

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Tuesday 5th The Crooked Billett, Stoke Row near Henley

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Wednesday 6th The Crooked Billett, Stoke Row near Henley

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Saturday 16th Futurama Festival, Liverpool with New Model Army, Peter Hook and The Light, Theatre of Hate

 

Saturday 23rd Scotland Calling near Edinburgh (John Connor)

Friday 22nd  La Belle Angele Edinburgh

An Acoustic Audience with Richard Jobson and Bruce Watson 

Saturday 23rd Scotland Calling near Edinburgh (John Connor)

Friday 29th The Pavillion Whitby Solid Entertainments

 

Saturday 30th Grimsby Yardbirds Solid Entertainments

MAY 2022

Sunday 1st The Drill Lincoln Solid Entertainments

Friday 27th Dublin Button Factory, Ireland

Saturday 28th Belfast Limelight, Ireland

Sunday 29th Breakout Festival Kircaldy (Resheduled from 2021 with Big Country)

 

JUNE 2022

 

Friday 3rd Brewery Arts Kendal (JC)

 

Saturday 11th Food in the Park Festival - Blair Atholl

 

Friday 24th Oran Mor, Glasgow (JC)

Saturday 25th The Peacock Sunderland (JC)

JULY 2022

 

Friday 1st Sign of The Times Festival South SKIDS (JC)

Friday 15th Sign of The Times Festival North SKIDS (JC)

Saturday 16th 1865 Southampton (JC)

 

Saturday 30th Troon Concert Hall Weekend Festival with Big Country

AUGUST 2022

 

Friday 5th Festival confirmed Blackpool to be announced

 

Saturday 27th Thunder in the Glens Aviemore with Big Country

SEPTEMBER 2022

Friday 23rd (John Connor)

Saturday 24th Northumberland Univercity (John Connor)

OCTOBER 2022

Thursday 6th Epic Studios, Norwich Reshed from  2021

 

Friday 7th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (John Connor)

Saturday 8th The Phoenix, Exeter (John Connor)

Friday 14th Academy, Manchester (John Connor)

Saturday 15th Islington Acade,y, London (John Connor)

Friday 21st Lemon Tree Aberdeen (John Connor)

Saturday 22nd Garage Glasgow (John Connor)

Friday 28th The Brudenell, Leeds (John Connor)

 

Saturday 29th Concorde, Brighton (John Connor)

NOVEMBER 2022

Friday 11th La Belle Angel Edinburgh (John Connor)

Saturday 12th Boiler Shop Newcastle (John Connor)

Sunday 13th The Picture Dome Holmfirth (Barney)

Friday 18th  (Jon Connor)

Saturday 19th (Jon Connor)

DECEMBER 2022

Friday 16th Scotland TBC Jon Connor

Saturday 17th Scotland TBC Jon Connor

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT 

PETER BARTON

T 07712 628 366

email peterbartonmanagement@gmail.com