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Carnegie Hall Friday 25th February

Posted on February 23, 2022 at 11:40 AM

Looking forward to a great night at The Carnegie Hall with the Skids acoustic show. Never played there properly so it’s another box ticked in this amazing journey.

We will be playing songs never aired live before such as Goodbye Civilian and many others which we will at last be able to play in our electric shows.

The acoustic gigs gives the lyrics a chance to breathe and me a chance to tell embarrassing stories I’ve kept locked away for many years - should be a great laugh!

Scared to Dance 2 x LP (Pre Order)

Posted on February 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Scared to Dance the debut lp from Scotland's Skids, will be re-released by Past Night From Glasgow in mid 2022. Estimated Ship Date is May/June 2022


In addition to featuring a remastered version of the original album a second LP of bonus tracks will be included making this the definitive vinyl version of Scotland's definitive punk album.


This record may have been recorded over 40 years ago but the songs resonate as much, if not more, today.


Featuring the glorious "Into The Valley" and "The Saints Are Coming" the album will be available in a number of different coloured vinyl variations. 


LNFG Members and Skids Fans can use discount code : Skids15 to save 15% CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER


The bonus tracks will be :

Charles (Single Version)


Test Tube Babies

Sweet Suburbia

Open Sound

Night And Day


T.V. Stars (Live)

New Album Announcement

Posted on February 16, 2022 at 12:25 PM

We are happy to announce work has started on a new album of original material which we intend to have ready for release by the end of the year.

Collaborating with incredible artists like Youth, Hugh Cornwall and Martin Metcalfe - all fans of the band - we already have a wonderful collection of Skids songs.

Creativity born from friendship and respect lies at the heart of this new album which we think will be one of our finest recordings.

Hopefully we will release a teaser before Easter which will set the tone for where we are headed on another new adventure.

People change but the heart and the energy that drives the band remains stronger than ever before as we look forward to a new chapter in the bands ongoing history.

Holy to the High !

The Skids

February 2022 Shows

Posted on January 20, 2022 at 2:55 PM

Friday 25th - Carnegie Hall - Dunfermline *Skids Unplugged

Saturday 26th - Mill Street Outdoors - Perth (Afternoon) Full Electric Show

Saturday 26th February - Strathearn Arts Centre - Crieff - *Skids Unplugged



Posted on January 11, 2022 at 2:35 PM


Really excited to share this with you. We can finally announce our outdoor stage and launch R-FEST.

Slap bang in front of BLACKPOOL TOWER on the promenade! Directly down from the Winter Gardens, we are building an arena with the sea on one side and the town on the other. There is capacity for 15,000, bars, food, merch and a fantastic line up.

R-FEST is a standalone festival and day tickets are available at £50 per day. However, if you are a REBELLION weekend or REBELLION day ticket holder your ticket will get you in to R-FEST Free Of Charge! (subject to capacity)

THIS IS IN ADDITION to the 300 odd bands that will appear in the Winter Gardens as usual.

R-FEST is all ages and there is re-entry available. R-FEST DAY TICKETS – guaranteed entry (via dedicated R-FEST lanes)


THURSDAY 4th AUGUST: The Levellers, The Wildhearts, Misty in Roots, Dreadzone, Ferocious Dog, Beans on Toast, Millie Manders and the Shut up

FRIDAY 5th AUGUST: The Stranglers, The Undertones, The Skids, From the Jam, Toyah, Jilted John, The Vapors

SATURDAY 6th AUGUST: Gary Numan, Peter Hook & the Light, Pop Will Eat Itself, Spear of Destiny, Chameleons, Primitives, Pete bentham & the Dinner Ladies

SUNDAY 7th AUGUST: Squeeze, SPECIAL GUEST TBA, Tom Robinson Band, Hollie Cook, Buzzcocks, TBC, I, Doris

REBELLION WEEKEND AND DAY TICKETS get you in to R-FEST, tickets are here:


The Levellers The Stranglers (Official) Gary Numan Squeeze Official

#RFest #rfest2022 #rebellion2022

The Wildhearts @mistyinroots Dreadzone Ferocious Dog Beans on ToastMillie Manders and The Shutup The Undertones The Skids From The Jam (Official Band Page) Toyah Jilted John The Vapors UK

Futurama Festival Liverpool

Posted on January 11, 2022 at 2:20 PM


Posted on January 11, 2022 at 1:05 PM

This exclusive collaboration, endorsed by Richard Jobsonand the band, features the iconic Skids logo on 4 different Tunetable size options - LP75, CD100, CD250 & CD500.

Tunetables are a unique and stylish storage solution for anyone that laments their beloved CD or record collection being banished to the loft or garage by the advent of streaming services.

Hand-built using premium quality, tour-grade flightcase hardware with a toughened glass lid section, Tunetables bring an access-all-areas vibe to any room, evoking a design aesthetic that’s steeped in live music and life on the road.

Available for pre-order now.

Bespoke commissions also available on request.

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Contact: Rob Chappelhow

T: 01525 210711

M: 07595 751753




Life Goals Podcast

Posted on November 22, 2021 at 2:40 PM

Life Goals Podcast - Part 1 Today - Part 2 Tomorrow

Richard's Pop Up Shop

Posted on November 22, 2021 at 2:05 PM

Join Richard at a Pop Up Shop on Sunday 19th December at The Old Town Barber Club, Dunfermline.

On Sale:

The New Armory Show Book

Story of the The Skids

No Bad Words

Richard Jobson Photographic Prints

A Mince Pie and Song

Look forward to seeing everyone. Thank you for the support.


Posted on November 4, 2021 at 12:55 PM

We are sorry to announce that one of the Skids’ travelling party has tested positive for Covid-19 which means that the shows scheduled for this weekend can not take place.

We are now working with promoters and venues to reschedule the shows and will announce new dates as soon as we can.

The shows affected are :

Thursday 4th - Leamington Spa (now rescheduled for Sunday 14th November 2021)

Friday 5th - Kendal

Saturday 6th - Bristol

All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled shows

Please note that the shows next weekend in Newcastle and Bilston will go ahead as planned along with the rescheduled Leamington Spa show on Sunday 14th.

We are truly sorry to announce this and apologise for any inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause for many of you. Thanks for your understanding