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The Armory Show

Posted on June 8, 2022 at 11:55 AM

Not long now, Armory Show The Cluny Newcastle, Friday 10th June

Tickets- https://www.seetickets.com/.../armory.../cluny-2/1494675

See you there.


Breakout Festival Cancelled

Posted on May 20, 2022 at 3:05 PM

Hometown Dunfermline Gig

Posted on May 9, 2022 at 11:50 AM

All shows are special but they don't get any better than a hometown show. Join us on13th May in Dunfermline for a "not to be missed" show with Skids, Big Country and The Armory Show.

There are less than 50 tickets left, be quick, see you all on Friday.

After The Storm

Posted on May 9, 2022 at 11:35 AM

The two events scheduled for Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July 2022 featuring From the Jam, Big Country and The Skids have been postponed in agreement with the bands and rolled into a single event at the same venue on Sunday 27th November 2022. This new Sunday only event, "After the 'Storm" will be part of the wider WinterStorm Rock weekend and be priced at £45 but the transfer of your tickets will be done at NO EXTRA CHARGE. If you wish a full refund please follow the process in the email.

We apologise for the changes but believe that this is the correct decision for the bands, ourselves and the event itself.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Limited Edition Skids Scotland Calling T-Shirt

Posted on April 21, 2022 at 3:45 PM

Scotland Calling Limited Edition T-Shirt

Available only at Scotland Calling Show 23rd April 2022

Scotland Calling 23rd April 22

Posted on April 21, 2022 at 3:35 PM

The Saints are Coming

Posted on April 21, 2022 at 3:30 PM

• A 6CD set collecting together four live shows from the reunited Skids including one from their acoustic tour plus their 2019 acoustic studio album, ‘Peaceful Times’

 

• Plus their nine track 2007 Radio Clyde session that includes a cover of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band’s ‘Vambo’.

 

• With each CD presented in a newly designed wallet and the booklet features a new interview with singer Richard Jobson, who says in the sleeve notes “we don’t want to do it if it’s not fun for us and not fun for the audience. I think you can hear that in these recordings. Everyone is having fun.”

 

Skids were the leading Scottish punk band, playing their first gig at the Belleville Hotel in their home town of Dunfermline in August 1977 when Richard Jobson was just 16.

 

After U2 and Green Day had a worldwide hit with their cover of ‘The Saints Are Coming’ in 2006 with proceeds going to victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Richard Jobson reformed Skids the following year and played an incendiary radio session for Radio Clyde that is released for the first time as Disc six of this box set. Original lead guitarist Stuart Adamson (who had left Skids to form Big Country in 1981) took his own life in 2001, his place on guitar in the reunion was taken by his Big Country compatriot Bruce Watson and Watson’s son Jamie.

 

Skids reunited again in 2010 with an incredible set at The Alhambra, Dunfermline on disc 1, which is played with an energy that defied their age. Their 2017 show at The Roundhouse on disc 2 is another amazing performance from a band firing on all cylinders. The 2019 acoustic album ‘Peaceful Times’ on disc 3 showed that thundering punk classics worked well as acoustic numbers drawing attention to the quality of the lyrics. The album was followed by an acoustic tour by Jobson and the Watsons from which their gig in Gateshead is included on disc 4.

 

On disc 5, Skids’ 2021 Lockdown show performed in Livingston opens with a storming version of ‘Charade’ and finishes with powerful, passionate renditions of ‘Circus Games’, ‘Masquerade’ and ‘Into The Valley’ with no let up in between. “Oxygen for Mr Jobson, and a defibrillator” he quips at the end.

 

Track Listing:

 

DISC ONE

 

Skids Live: Alhambra, Dunfermline, 6/3/2010

1 Animation

2 Of One Skin

3 Melancholy Soldiers

4 Thanatos

5 The Saints Are Coming

6 Scared To Dance

7 Hurry On Boys

8 Working For The Yankee Dollar

9 Out Of Town

10 A Woman In Winter

11 Charade

12 Charles

13 The Olympian

14 Masquerade

15 Into The Valley

 

DISC TWO

 

Skids Live: The Roundhouse, London, 16/6/2017

1 Animation

2 Of One Skin

3 Melancholy Soldiers

4 Thanatos

5 Dulce Et Decorum Est (Pro Patria Mori)

6 Working For The Yankee Dollar

7 The Saints Are Coming

8 Scared To Dance

9 Charles

10 The Olympian

11 Out Of Town

12 Hurry On Boys

13 A Woman In Winter

14 Circus Games

15 Masquerade

16 Into The Valley 17 Charade

18 TV Stars

19 A World On Fire

20 Of One Skin (Reprise)

 

DISC THREE

 

Skids – Peaceful Times (Studio Recordings) 2019

1 Into The Valley

2 A World On Fire

3 Kings Of New World Order

4 The Saints Are Coming

5 Animation

6 Hurry On Boys

7 Blood And Soil

8 Fields

9 Kreuzberg ’79

10 Desert Dust

 

DISC FOUR

 

Skids Live (Acoustic Tour): The Sage 2, Gateshead, 10/09/2019

1 Kings Of The New World Order

2 World On Fire

3 Working For The Yankee Dollar

4 Fields

5 Desert Dust

6 The Saints Are Coming

7 Blood And Soil

8 Castles In Spain

9 Charles

10 A Women In Winter

11 Into The Valley

 

DISC FIVE

 

Skids Live: Lockdown Live, Livingston, 9/3/2021

1 Charade

2 Of One Skin

3 Kings Of The New World Order

4 The Saints Are Coming

5 Working For The Yankee Dollar

6 Hurry On Boys

7 A Woman In Winter

8 Circus Games

9 Masquerade

10 Into The Valley

 

DISC SIX

 

Skids – Radio Clyde Session, 1/7/2007

1 Melancholy Soldiers

2 The Saints Are Coming

3 Working For The Yankee Dollar

4 Charles

5 Out Of Town

6 Masquerade

7 Into The Valley

8 Vambo

9 TV Stars


Grimsby & Lincoln

Posted on April 21, 2022 at 3:25 PM

Not long now until these two shows making up a great weekend


Saturday 30th April : Grimsby (Yardbirds)

https://www.gigantic.com/.../grimsby.../2022-04-30-19-30


Sunday 1st May : Lincoln (The Drill)

https://www.gigantic.com/.../lincoln.../2022-05-01-19-30


Next 2 Shows

Posted on April 1, 2022 at 2:25 PM

Next Shows : 4th & 5th April

Two nights at The Crooked Billet for some great music and stories

There are only a few tickets remaining so get yours now for what promise to be a couple of fantastic evenings

http://thecrookedbillet.co.uk/the-skids-richard-jobson.../


Into The Valley Signed Paperback

Posted on March 21, 2022 at 3:20 PM

NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK

 

**All Orders placed before 26th March have the option of a PERSONALISED dedication from Richard **

 

You will be contacted once order has been placed for wording of the dedication

 

 

INTO THE VALLEY - an Autobiography by Richard Jobson

 

“From school punk to modern day film producer Richard Jobson has lived a full and colourful life. A harrowing incident as a child that left him suffering with epilepsy but he was a mere 15 year old when he launched the punk rock band The Skids in 1977 with his songwriting partner Stuart Adamson. He was allowed to go on tour on the condition that he received some education on the road.


With hit singles including the immortal 'Into The Valley', after four albums The Skids folded and Jobson formed The Armoury Show whilst Adamson moved on to form his new band Big Country. They remained friends and their relationship is explored in detail throughout.


In the 1980s Jobson became a familiar face on television as a presenter and as film reviewer for Sky Television. In June 2013, he was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of Arts) from Edinburgh Napier University. Today he is a successful filmmaker and this part of his life story is also covered. With a life that has gone full circle in 2017 he reactivated The Skids.


A successful UK tour prompted demand for more shows in 2018 as well as the band's first new album for over three decades, making this the perfect time to write his memoirs. Into The Valley is a riveting read of how one man overcame his disability to become successful in the world of music and film and will appeal particularly to fans of Punk Rock, The Skids and Big Country.

 

 

Each copy has been hand-signed by Richard



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