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- Aug 28Aug28Sat 19:30The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees - Stockton-on-TeesThe SkidsOn partner siteFind tickets The Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees - Stockton-on-TeesThe SkidsAug 28 19:30Find ticketsOn partner site
- Oct 07Oct07Find ticketsThu 20:00The Crescent - YorkThe Skids UnpluggedOn partner site
- Oct 09Oct09Find ticketsSat 18:00O2 Academy Islington - LondonThe Skids
- Oct 29Oct29Find ticketsFri 19:30Brudenell Social Club - LeedsThe SkidsOn partner site
- Nov 05Nov05Find ticketsFri 19:30Kendal Brewery Arts Centre - CumbriaThe SkidsOn partner site
- Nov 12Nov12Find ticketsFri 19:00Boiler Shop - Newcastle upon TyneThe SkidsOn partner site
- Dec 17Dec17Find ticketsFri 18:30O2 Academy Glasgow - GlasgowThe Skids & Big Country
- Dec 18Dec18Find ticketsSat 19:00Glen Pavillion - DunfermlineSkids / Big CountryOn partner site
- Jan 19 2022Jan192022Wed 19:00229 - LondonThe Skids UnpluggedOn partner siteFind tickets 229 - LondonThe Skids UnpluggedJan 19 202219:00Find ticketsOn partner site
- Jan 20 2022Jan202022Find ticketsThu 19:00Harpenden Public Halls - Herts The Skids (Unplugged)On partner site
- Jan 21 2022Jan212022Find ticketsFri 19:00Carnegie Hall. - DunfermlineThe Skids UnpluggedOn partner site
- Mar 26 2022Mar262022Find ticketsSat 13:30Scarborough Spa Ocean Room - ScarboroughScarborough Punk Festival 2022
- Nov 13Nov13Sat 20:15Robin 2 - WolverhamptonThe SkidsOn partner siteFind tickets Robin 2 - WolverhamptonThe SkidsNov 13 20:15Find ticketsOn partner site
About The Skids
The Skids are Richard Jobson, Bill Simpson, Mike Baillie, Bruce Watson & Jamie Watson, who first formed in 1977 in their home town of Dunfermline, Scotland. After releasing an independent single, the band were played by John Peel, supported The Clash in concert and then were signed to Virgin Records in 1978. Their first singles were Sweet Surburbia, The Saints are Coming and Into the Valley – the latter reaching the UK Top Ten in early 1979.
Their seminal debut album Scared to Dance came out in 1979 and was followed by two chart singles – Masquerade and Working for the Yankee Dollar. The album also featured new member Rusty Egan of Rich Kids & Visage fame, after the departure of Tom Kellichan. The band released two more albums The Absolute Game (1980) and Joy (1981) before splitting.
Previously The Skids briefly reformed to celebrate the band's 30th Anniversary, with concerts in their native Scotland at T in the Park and in their hometown of Dunfermline in 2007.