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Skids Convention 2018

Posted on March 9, 2018 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We are delighted to welcome you all to our hometown for a special weekend of one off events you do not want to miss.

Over the weekend you will get a chance to:

* Watch and hear Burning Cities played Live in it's entirety for the one and only time

* Walk through the Skids Exhibition at Dunfermline Carnegie Museum with the band

* Watch the premiere of Documentary as we embarked on our 40th Anniversary tour around the UK

* Listen to extracts from Richard's new autobigraphy 'Into The Valley' and Q&A

* Live acoustic session with the back catalogue and band talking about the song structure and how they were born

* Meet up for a Gin with the band in The Old Town Barber Club

There will be many more opportunities over the weekend to meet up and chat with the band in a relaxed environment as well as special one off memorabilia commissioned for the Convention.

Tickets are available now:…/the-skids-convention-201…/8114485

Just Announced

Posted on March 7, 2018 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Skids & Big Country

Summerhall Courtyard - Edinburgh

Tuesday 19th June 2018

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The Speed of Life

Posted on February 25, 2018 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

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The Speed of Life will also be available from the merchandise stall at shows and the convention.

Scared to Dance - Released 39 Years ago Today

Posted on February 24, 2018 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Skids announce first ever convention in Dunfermline

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Photo courtesy Jim Payne

MAY can’t come soon enough for fans of Dunfermline legends The Skids after the band announced their first ever convention.

For one weekend only, they will be able to meet their heroes in an intimate hometown setting to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary.

The convention starts on Saturday, May 19, coinciding with the opening of a special exhibition at Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries which will showcase the history of the now five-piece.

Two live shows will be performed at PJ Molloys on both the Saturday and Sunday, with lead singer Richard Jobson reading extracts from his new novel, Into the Valley, and taking questions at the galleries.

The first showing of The Skids documentary, which followed the band on their 40th anniversary tour around the UK, will also be screened throughout the weekend.

The Old Town Barber Club in Maygate will also be converted into a gin bar, with drinks being served on the Sunday.

Jobson told the Press in January of the convention: “This is going to be such a great event for our fans and ourselves. We’re really looking forward to the shows, exhibition, documentary and the gin bar as well.

“The whole street from PJ’s down to the barbers, with the library in between, will be brilliant. It’s a very exciting time. If you had told me years ago that this convention would be happening after a 40th anniversary tour and a new album, I wouldn’t have believed you.

“Burning Cities has been received so well, and I feel that fans have connected with the songs very quickly. It’s intense and fun for us to play.”

Both Calum Miller and Calum Traynor, of PJ Molloys and Weekend Revolution, are involved in organising the convention.

The former said: “It’s such an exciting time for Skids fans. Their 40th anniversary comeback has been hugely successful and they’ve received nationwide acclaim for not only the tour, but their new album, too.

“The Saturday night gig in PJ’s will be the one and only time they play Burning Cities in it’s entirety from start to finish.

“This is for all the fans that are loving seeing the band play live after all these years in a completely different way. They’ll be able to get up-close and personal with the band, speak to them and see them in this new light.

“The whole band will be accessible over the weekend, socialising in Dunfermline’s bars and restaurants and just having fun with their fans; that’s the crux of this weekend.

“This is an opportunity to hang out with the band for one great weekend.

"Both Calum and myself are honoured to be a part of this Skids family. Growing up in Dunfermline, we’ve followed their music for years and to have them rehearse in PJ’s now, it’s incredible for us.

A full schedule of the May 19/20 weekend is available, along with tickets, online at Ticketweb.

Tickets cost £50 and exclusive merchandise will be sold on both days.

Isle of Wight Festival 2018

Posted on February 12, 2018 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Isle of Wight Festival 2018 - Get Ready - Skids are Coming

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Glasgow St Pauli and United Glasgow

Posted on February 11, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

United Glasgow Football Club and the Glasgow St Pauli Supporters Club proudly present a night of outstanding live music this coming August. The profits of the concert will be split between United Glasgow FC and the Scottish Refugee Council

The Skids' Richard Jobson will compere the event and will perform an exclusive solo set on the night, following on from sold out shows all over Scotland and fresh from a summer gig at the Kelvingrove Bandstand with the rest of the band.

Los Fastidios, The Wakes and Mick Hargan & the Vintage Apollo's will also perform on the night with more still to be added.

Where: Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QN

When: 5th August 2018 5pm - 11pm

Tickets will go on sale for £15 on Wednesday 28th February from UGFC, GSP and Tickets Scotland.

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Posted on February 11, 2018 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 Friday 24th August 2018

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The first Dunedin Chapter Rally was held in 1997. Apart from one year, it has been held in Aviemore on the last weekend in August.

It is run by Dunedin HOG Chapter in partnership with Edinburgh Harley Davidson, Dunedin’s sponsoring dealership.

The rally attracts over 10,000 visitors to the Aviemore and Speyside area during the weekend. Year on year the Rally has grown from strength to strength and attracts headline acts as well as local entertainers.

We work with the local community to put on what has been described as the best Chapter run HOG Rally in Europe.

16 Years of Alcohol

Posted on February 9, 2018 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Richard Jobson will be signing copies of his book "16 Years of Alcohol" @ Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline between 3.00pm and 4.30 pm on Friday 9th February 2018.

Skids Convention 2018

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We are delighted to announce the inaugural Skids Convention taking place in Dunfermline on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May.

This is a great chance to meet with the band and get to know more about The Skids.

The event is limited to 300 tickets and will go on sale on Saturday 10th Feb at 10am via Ticketweb.

There will be a small pre sale at the Glen Pavilion gig tomorrow night.