“Memories fade, but some linger for a reason. The Skids was the definitive part of my early life. A brilliant adventure into the world of creativity and adulthood”, reflected Richard Jobson prior to the bands’ first tour in almost 40 years. “Taking these memories and replanting them has not been easy. How do you do it? How should it sound? Are we little more than a heritage band? These were the questions rattling around my head as I tried to find a way to celebrate the bands 40th anniversary. The answers ended up being very simple; don’t over think it, just do it. Enjoy every minute of it. Play the songs like it might be the last time. Give it everything. And then…there’s the new stuff!!! The beginning of something new rather than the end of something old.”

And so it was. With a new album, Burning Cities receiving fantastic acclaim to follow their Live In London album, recorded with a delirious sell-out crowd at the legendary Roundhouse, the response to the Skids gigs continues to be phenomenal! The band were also very proud recipients of a Great Scot Award in 2018.

A decade since they last reformed in 2007, the new record was released on January 12th and will re-unite founding members Richard Jobson, Bill Simpson and Mike Baillie. Singer Jobson said of the record; “I’m incredibly excited about this album. This music is at the heart of everything our band is about; truth, revolution, loud guitars and a refusal to keep quiet as the establishment tries to smother chances for anyone other than its own.”

Skids are Richard Jobson, Bill Simpson, Mike Baillie, Bruce Watson and Jamie Watson.



Date Venue
Fri 1st The Junction Cambridge
Sat 2nd Waterfront Norwich
Thu 7th Civic Hall Cottingham
Fri 8th Roadmender Northampton
Sat 9th The Venue Derby
Fri 15th Sin City Swansea
Sat 16th The Brook Southampton
Fri 22nd Chinnerys Southend
Sat 23rd Guildhall Gloucester
Sun 24th Art Centre Colchester


Date Venue
Thu 30th Gorilla Manchester
Fri 31st The Picturedrome Holmfirth


Date Venue
Sat 1st Liquid Room Edinburgh
Fri 7th The Brudenel Leeds
Sat 8th The Academy Newcastle
Fri 14th The Lemon Tree Aberdeen

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