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Swindon 18th January 2019

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

It is with regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, our scheduled performance at Swindon Meca on Friday 18th January has had to be cancelled. There are currently no plans for this gig to be rescheduled so we advise that those who have purchased tickets to please seek refunds from point of purchase.

Decisions to cancel shows are not taken lightly however after discussions with the Promoter it was felt that in the circumstances the show could not proceed. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused

The Royal Albert Hall 21st June 2019

Posted on December 12, 2018 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

We are extremely saddened with the news last week regarding Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks, our thoughts and love are with Pete's family and friends.

We also fully understand the questions we are being asked regarding the evening.

An initial short discussion has been held with the promoter and we can confirm the event will definitely go ahead with The Skids and Penetration both definitely playing on 21st June at the Royal Albert Hall.

With the greatest respect to Pete’s family, the other members of Buzzcocks and their management, we are not in a position to say what format the evening will take, however a further statement will be released as soon as possible so that everyone can continue with their plans for what will be a very special occasion.

Skids 2018 Tour T-Shirt available in Skids Store

Posted on October 13, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Beautifully crafted white T shirt with fantastic "Masquerade" design on the front and the 2018 Tour details on the back

Small, 36"-38" 92-98cm

Medium, 38"-40" 98-102cm

Large, 40"-42" 102-108cm

Extra Large, 44"-46" 112-118cm

2X Large, 46"-48" 118-122cm

3X Large, 50"-52" 122-128cm

Available while Stocks last. Click here to purchase

Skids confirmed Rebellion 2019

Posted on October 13, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

THE SKIDS are confirmed for Sunday 4th August. They absolutely tore the Empress Ballroom up in 2017 and were a lot of peoples highlight of the weekend. We're excited to have them back before they start slowing down and doing fewer full electric sets.

We've extended the discounted Early Bird tickets until the end of the weekend. So there's still a chance to get your tickets a tenner cheaper!

Richard Jobson & Martin Metcalfe The Speed of Life

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Skids frontman & film director Richard Jobson reads passages from his acclaimed new sci-fi novel 'Speed Of Life' with a musical landscape provided by Filthy Tongues Maestro Martin Metcalfe.


September 7th

Outwith Festival

Venue - Fire Station Creative

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September 9th

Venue - The Admiral Bar

72A Waterloo Street, G27DA Glasgow, United Kingdom

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20th September

The Water Rats

328 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross, WC1X 8BZ London, United K

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21st September

Venue - Latest Music Bar

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22nd September

Venue - The White Hart

High Street, NN17 1UX Corby

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The Quay Sessions

Posted on August 10, 2018 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Join Roddy Hart as he presents The Quay Sessions live ‎from BBC Scotland’s HQ at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.‎

Tonight Roddy will exclusively reveal the shortlist of 10 ‎albums in the running for this year’s Scottish Album Of ‎The Year Award.‎

Performing on the night will be winners of last year’s ‎SAY Award - Sacred Paws - and Scots art-punk quintet ‎The Skids.‎

Formed in Dunfermline in 1977, The Skids are famous for ‎their hits Into The Valley, Working For The Yankee ‎Dollar and Masquerade. Led by original member ‎Richard Jobson, they returned to the live arena for their ‎‎40th anniversary tour last year and have released a new ‎album Burning Cities for 2018. ‎

Sacred Paws are duo Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rodgers. ‎Their debut album, Strike A Match, was released on ‎Mogwai’s Rock Action Records and won them the ‎prestigious SAY Award last year. The band will be ‎playing songs from the winning album as well as exclusively ‎previewing new material.‎

Come and join Roddy for a night celebrating Scotland’s ‎music!‎

Tickets will be distributed by random draw.

You can register for tickets at any time until 4pm on Thursday 16 August.

You can apply for a maximum of two tickets.

**Please note you may be filmed as part of the audience during this programme.**

Photographic ID is required at all recordings.

Admission to this recording is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that as not everyone who asks for tickets uses them, to make sure we have a full house we send out more tickets than there are places. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people so please arrive early.

All information is correct at time of publication.

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Rip It Up - Tuesday 17th July, 9.00pm BBC2

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Blazing a Trail

Rip It Up, Series 1 Episode 1 of 3

Scotland is a renowned pop music nation and its artists are loved around the world. But it wasn't always that way. Since the global birth of pop in the 1950s, Scots have overcome obstacles and blazed their own trail to make the music they loved - and bring it to their biggest fans.

The first episode of this series sees the biggest names in Scotland's early pop story tell their own unique tales, in their own words, and share how they went from bedroom dreamers to international superstars.

Celebrated solo performers like Lulu and Donovan are joined by members of pioneering groups including The Skids, Nazareth, The Incredible String Band, Josef K, The Average White Band, Middle of the Road, The Rezillos, The Beatstalkers and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.

These musical mavericks had to invent Scottish pop from the ground up - and they did. The first act in Scotland's pop story takes in schoolboy skiffle, psychedelic folk revolution, a 'beat riot', gallus rock rebellion and the unique story of Scottish punk.

Along the way, Scots have picked up guitars and formed bands, built a loyal following of fans, pioneered a touring circuit all over the country and broken fresh ground in new musical genres.

This is the untold story of the first wave of Scotland's pop creativity - and takes in everything from the tale of how an Edinburgh schoolboy of the fifties became Scotland's first pop star to the dodgy early days of real rock legends.

It covers a multitude of our favourite musical genres over three decades of musical invention: punk, 60s beat, hard rock, folk, new wave, funk and R&B, glam and pure, unadulterated pop.

Contributors include: Pete Agnew and Dan McCafferty (Nazareth), Richard Jobson (The Skids), Zal Cleminson (Sensational Alex Harvey Band), Malcolm Ross (Josef K), Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Mike Heron (Incredible String Band), Davy Henderson (Fire Engines), Sally Carr (Middle of the Road), Fay Fife (The Rezillos), Rab Noakes, Billy Bragg, Alex Kapranos, Alan McGee, Lulu, Donovan.

These musical mavericks invented Scottish pop. And they did it with a song in their hearts, a microphone in hand and a beat-up Transit van parked round the corner.



Posted on July 13, 2018 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Dundee,  The Skids are coming... December 2018.

Tickets on sale 10am Saturday morning via TicketWeb UK​…/the-skids-church-dundee-…/8548155