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“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.


MARCH 2023

Friday 17th 100 Club, London (John Connor) SOLD OUT

Saturday 18th 100 Club, London (John Connor) SOLD OUT

Sunday 19th Queens Hall, Nuneaton John Connor

Friday 24th The Garage, Glasgow, John Connor

 Saturday 25th Academy, Manchester John Connor

Sunday 26th The Fleece, Bristol John Connor

MAY 2023

Friday 5th Pizza Express Old Holborn Richard Jobson and Rusty Egan Q&A


Saturday 27th Stone Valley South John Connor

JUNE 2023

Friday 9th DD Birdwell Barnsley (Barney) 

Saturday 10th DD - The Welly Hull, (Martyn Rudd)

Wednesday 14th  DD - Beat Generator Dundee

Thursday 15th DD - Mac Arts Centre Galashields 

Friday 16th The Armoury Show - Barnoldswick 

Saturday 17th The Armoury Show - Sign of the times Hertford  (John Connor)

Friday 23rd DD - Stone Valley North County Durham (John Connor)


Saturday 24th DD - Old Fire Station Carlisle (John Connor)

Sunday 25th DD - Alexanders Live - Chester

Wednesday 28th DD - The Cavern, Liverpool (Agmp)

Thursday 29th DD - The Cluney Newcastle (John Connor)

Friday 30th DD - Dunfermline Abbey Album Launch

JULY 2023


​Saturday 1st DD - PJ Malloys, Dunfermline

Thursday 6th DD - Concorde Brighton  (John Connor)

Friday 7th DD - Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth (John Connor)

Sunday 9th DD - The Brit Bar Weston Super Mare

Friday 14th DD - Club 85 Hitchin (Pad Resents)

Saturday 15th DD - The Crauford, Milton Keynes

Sunday 16th DD - The Powerhause Camden, London

Saturday 22nd The Armoury Show -  Kubix Sunderland John Connor


Saturday 5th Acoustic Skids Abingdon rugby club, OX14 5TJ Charity event for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Friday 25th Thunder in the Glens Festival, Aviemore

Sunday 27th Stone Valley Midland Nottingham John Connor


Friday 15th Richard Unavailable


Fri 13 Swindon, MECA Special guests to From The Jam

Sat 14 Reading, Hexagon Special guests to From The Jam


Fri 10 Wolverhampton, KK's Steel Mill Special guests to From The Jam

Sat 11 Coventry, HMV Empire Special guests to From The Jam

Tue 14 Australia Tbc

Wed 15 Australia Tbc

Thur 16 Australia Tbc

Fri 17 Australia Tbc

Sat 18 Australia Tbc

Sun 19 Australia Tbc

Mon 20 Australia Tbc

Tue 21 Australia Tbc

Wed 22 Australia Tbc

Thur 23 Australia Tbc

Fri 24 Australia Tbc

Sat 25 Australia Tbc

Sun 26 Australia Tbc


Fri 1 Guildford, G Live Special guests to From The Jam

Sat 2 Bedford, Corn Exchange Special guests to From The Jam

Fri 8 Hastings, White Rock Theatre Special guests to From The Jam

Sat 9 London, Indigo at the o2 Special guests to From The Jam


Sat 20 Cambridge, Corn Exchange Special guests to From The Jam

Fri 26 Edinburgh, Queens Hall Special guests to From The Jam

Sat 27 Perth, Concert Hall Special guests to From The Jam

MARCH 2024

Sat 16 Norwich, UEA LCR Special guests to From The Jam

Fri 29 Cardiff, The Great Hall Special guests to From The Jam

Sat 30 Llandudno, Venue Cymru Special guests to From The Jam

APRIL 2024

Fri 5 Lincoln, Engine Shed Special guests to From The Jam

Sat 6 Manchester, o2 Ritz Special guests to From The Jam

Fri 12 Leeds, Beckett University Special guests to From The Jam

Sat 13 Nottingham, Rock City Special guests to From The Jam

Fri 26 Aberdeen, Music Hall SSpecial guests to From The Jam

MAY 2024

Sat 27 Glasgow, Barrowlands Special guests to From The Jam

Fri 3 Newcastle, City Hall Special guests to From The Jam

Fri 17 Liverpool, Eventim Olympia Special guests to From The Jam

Sat 18 Belfast, Limelight Special guests to From The Jam




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