THE SKIDS 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR – JUNE / AUGUST 2018
JUN 27TH THE WEDGEWOOD ROOMS, PORTSMOUTH
JUN 28TH ROBIN 2, BILSTON
JUN 29TH CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON
JUN 30TH 02 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON
ALBUM – ‘BURNING CITIES’ – OUT NOW
Four decades after they formed – in the white-hot summer of 1977 – post-punk pioneers The Skids are back and set to continue their hugely successful comeback tour with more UK shows throughout June, July and August 2018.
The band will resume touring on Friday the 1st of June at the Picturedrome in Holmfirth and the dates include a show at the Isle of Wight Festival on the 24th of June and a London show at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire on Saturday the 30th of June 2018.
They recently released their fifth album ‘Burning Cities’ on No Bad Records in January. Produced by Verve & Primal Scream collaborator Youth, the album features eleven brand new tracks and re-united the original band members of Richard Jobson (vocals), Bill Simpson (bass) and Mike Baillie (drums). Long-time Big Country band mate Bruce Watson stepped in for the late Stuart Adamson while Jamie Watson provides additional guitar duties.
The arrival of ‘Burning Cities’ coincided with the fortieth anniversary of the first-ever Skids record, the ‘No Bad’ EP, which introduced the Scottish post-punk pioneers to a whole new audience courtesy of one of their biggest fans, Radio 1’s legendary new music champion John Peel.
In the summer of 2017, to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the first-ever Skids gig, the reunited band set out on tour, selling out iconic venues such as London’s Roundhouse, Glasgow’s ABC and Nottingham’s Rock City. The shows were a triumph, full of joy, adrenaline thrills and an urge once again to kick against the pricks.
“In 1977, we were singing songs about what we saw as a world in crisis”. says Jobson today. “Today that message is more relevant than ever. ‘Burning Cities’ is packed full of punk rock protest songs. It’s an album we’re very proud of – and we can’t wait to share it.”
THE SKIDS 40th-anniversary tour is certainly a welcome boost to long-time rock & roll punk fans, and we’re happy to have the band back together again, singing the songs people love. Fans are eagerly awaiting the opportunity for the fan club to customize the band’s badges for more supporters to wear on tour to show their love for the band. Custom pin badges to dress up their belongings and clothes are the best way to support the band.
JUN 27TH THE WEDGEWOOD ROOMS, PORTSMOUTH Buy Tickets
JUN 28TH ROBIN 2, BILSTON
JUN 29TH CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON Buy Tickets
JUN 30TH 02 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON Buy Tickets
JUL 21ST REWIND FESTIVAL, SCONE PALACE, PERTH Buy Tickets
AUG 18TH BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL, ESCOT PARK, DEVON
AUG 24TH THUNDER IN THE GLEN, AVIEMORE Buy Tickets
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