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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

Songs & Stories @ The Aurrie

Posted on September 28, 2021 at 2:55 PM

In the past few years The Skids have toured constantly to ecstatic audiences, sold out London's Albert Hall, and even hit the top 30 in the UK National Chart.

They have released two albums whilst Richard himself has written 2 fictional books and toured solo in the UK.

Martin's band the Filthy Tongues have had major praise for their two dark & dystopian LPs Back To Hell & Jacob's Ladder and has collaborated in various other musical guises, but the surprise of 2019 must have been the reunion of his big 1980's band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie who also toured to ecstatic crowds culminating in a sold out Glasgow Barrowland show in December 2019.

Martin also paints exhibits & has had a book of his artwork released.

Richard & Martin will perform some unplugged songs from the Skids & Metcalfe's back catalogue plus a few of their co-writes from the recent UK top 30 Skids LP 'Burning Cities' & The acoustic Skids LP 'Peaceful Times'.

Don't miss this unusual and enthralling performance.

Parking is limited at The Aurrie, please use the nearby public car parks @ The Temple @ Station Park.

You will be required to wear face masks, and check in to the venue prior to entry.

Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm


Jobson Metcalfe Songs & Stories 2021

Posted on September 23, 2021 at 12:55 PM

The Story of the Skids

Posted on September 20, 2021 at 2:10 PM

Richard Jobson will be let loose on the mic in Dunfermline as he performs unplugged and reads from his new book. 

Jobson has written a book, The Story of the Skids, which serves as a visual history of the hometown punk heroes' journey.

It has been illustrated by artist Jonny Hannah, whose Betrothed & Devine exhibition comes to an end having taken place at Fire Station Creative.

Jobson's book will be available to buy on the night at the same venue, which will see him and Martin Metcalfe, of Goodbye Mr McKenzie, perform Skids songs and numbers from Metcalfe's back catalogue.

They will also play a few of their co-writes from the recent Skids album, Burning Cities and acoustic release, Peaceful Times.

Jobson is also set to read from his book and tell stories.

Tickets can be for £16.00 at the Fire Station Creative, Cafe / Bar or online at Eventbrite for the performance on Thursday, September 30th.

Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start, with bar open.