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The Skids Announce Anniversary UK Tour

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 an appearance 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.”

LIVE DATES:

JUN 01ST      PICTUREDROME, HOLMFIRTH      Buy Tickets

JUN 02ND     02 RITTZ, MANCHESTER   Buy Tickets

JUN 07TH      SUB 89 & THE BOWERY DISTRICT, READING   Buy Tickets

JUN 08TH      CHEESE AND GRAIN, FROME        Buy Tickets

JUN 09TH      TRAMSHED, CARDIFF         Buy Tickets

JUN 15TH      BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB, LEEDS  

JUN 16TH      02 ACADEMY, NEWCASTLE          Buy Tickets

JUN 17TH      KELVINGROVE BANDSTAND, GLASGOW (w/ Big Country) Buy Tickets

JUN 19TH      SUMMERHALL COURTYARD, EDINBURGH (w/ Big Country) Buy Tickets

JUN 21ST      LIVE ROOMS, CHESTER            Buy Tickets

JUN 22ND     THE RESCUE ROOMS NOTTINGHAM

JUN 23RD     02 ACADEMY, LIVERPOOL

JUN 24TH      ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL

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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