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Burning Cities

Posted on November 25, 2016 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (2)


Pre-order the first album from The Skids in 35 years on CD + LP, alongside exclusive merchandise & UK tour VIP upgrades.


http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-skids-burning-cities

Richard Jobson Exclusive

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (1)

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.

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.


Bruce Watson

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Looking forward to playing with the skids again. Always felt we should have done more shows after the 30th anniversary.

Will be great to dust of the old Yamaha guitars and HH amplifiers to make a wonderful racket.

40 years later, who would have thought......


Bruce

 


Jamie Watson

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Ahoy! Can't wait for the tour to start. We have currently been in the studio rehearsing and WOW, what a buzz! So looking forward to touring with the guys again and meeting some of you along the way at the gigs.

It's going to be one to remember!

Jamie.

 


Bill Simpson

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Cal, thank you for your continuing support and dedication to www.the-skids.com. I am pleased the site is continuing and is being refreshed.


I'd also like to thank everyone who contributed recently, well done to you all.


We're all buzzing with excitement and can't wait for next May. I could never imagine I'd be touring with The Skids again, after all it's only 38 years since my last one!.


Thanks to everyone involved especially Bruce and Jamie for managing to fit everything in around their busy BC schedule.


I am sure everyone will have a blast next year, fans and band alike. It's gonna be exciting and it's gonna be fun!


Roll on 2017 and to Days in Your Town.


Bill

 


Help Crowd Fund Richard Jobson's New Book

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Speed of Life


The Synopsis


Two time travelling Aliens arrive on Earth searching for the truth behind the words, music and changing faces of their hero David Bowie.


In their quest for the meaning of human creativity through Bowies work they are exposed to a word of self-destruction and loneliness.


London, Los Angelos, Berlin and New York show them the beauty and the horror of the modern world and introduces them to the human beings greatest quality, love.


Part Pop culture Sci-Fi thriller part love letter to David Bowie, The Speed of Life is a quiet meditation on the unreachable mystery and power of music.


MAKE A PLEDGE @


https://unbound.com/books/the-speed-of-life


 

Skids are coming

Posted on September 11, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING SHOWS


MANCHESTER 02 RITZ - 2ND JUNE 2017

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/the-skids-40th-anniversary-show-tickets/248651


CAMBRIDGE - JUNCTION - 15TH JUNE 2017

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/the-skids-tickets/248773


LONDON - ROUNDHOUSE - 16TH JUNE 2017

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/the-skids-tickets/248777


BRIGHTON - CONCORDE 2 - 17TH JUNE 2017

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/search/?keyword=THE+SKIDS


NEWCASTLE - 02 ACADAMEY - 23RD JUNE 2017

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/the-skids-tickets/248965


DUNFERMLINE - GLEN PAVILION - 30TH JUNE 2017

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/the-skids-tickets/248581



More Skids Dates Confirmed

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (1)

More details coming soon...

 

Cambridge Junction 15th June

https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/skids-cambridge/

 

London Roundhouse 16th June

https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/skids-london/

 

Brighton Concorde 17th June

https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/skids-brighton/


Skids confirm Rebellion Festival 2017

Posted on August 27, 2016 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)


 

THE SKIDS - confirmed for REBELLION 2017!

We're really excited to announce that THE SKIDS will be playing Rebellion next year as part of a few select shows to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. A band that we're always asked for, have been on our 'wants' list for ages and one who have never played for us before (which gets harder each year!). There's going to be a lot of happy people with this announcement!

 

Early bird tickets are already on sale and are available from www.rebellionfestivals.com/shop

 

We're not even back in the office yet after recovering from this years festival and we're already booking some amazing bands for 2017. With everyone keen to know how we're going to top this year, we hope to bring you more exciting bands over the coming months. Thanks as ever for your positive support.

Skids Fans Website Skids Richard Jobson

 



40th Anniversary Tour 2017

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

More details to follow.....................................................


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