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- 29/10/2021Find ticketsBrudenell Social Club - Leeds The Skids Oct 29 19:30 On partner siteFriday 19:30Brudenell Social Club - LeedsThe SkidsOn partner site
- 04/11/2021Find ticketsLeamington Spa Assembly - Leamington Spa The Skids Nov 04 20:00 On partner siteThursday 20:00Leamington Spa Assembly - Leamington SpaThe SkidsOn partner site
- 05/11/2021Find ticketsKendal Brewery Arts Centre - Cumbria The Skids Nov 05 19:30 On partner siteFriday 19:30Kendal Brewery Arts Centre - CumbriaThe SkidsOn partner site
- 12/11/2021Find ticketsBoiler Shop - Newcastle upon Tyne The Skids Nov 12 19:00 On partner siteFriday 19:00Boiler Shop - Newcastle upon TyneThe SkidsOn partner site
- 17/12/2021Find ticketsO2 Academy Glasgow - Glasgow The Skids & Big Country Dec 17 18:30Friday 18:30O2 Academy Glasgow - GlasgowThe Skids & Big Country
- 18/12/2021Find ticketsGlen Pavillion - Dunfermline Skids / Big Country Dec 18 19:00 On partner siteSaturday 19:00Glen Pavillion - DunfermlineSkids / Big CountryOn partner site
- 19/01/2022Find tickets229 - London The Skids Unplugged Jan 19 2022 19:00 On partner siteWednesday 19:00229 - LondonThe Skids UnpluggedOn partner site
- 20/01/2022Find ticketsHarpenden Public Halls - Herts The Skids (Unplugged) Jan 20 2022 19:00 On partner siteThursday 19:00Harpenden Public Halls - Herts The Skids (Unplugged)On partner site
- 21/01/2022Find ticketsCarnegie Hall. - Dunfermline The Skids Unplugged Jan 21 2022 19:00 On partner siteFriday 19:00Carnegie Hall. - DunfermlineThe Skids UnpluggedOn partner site
- 26/03/2022Saturday 13:30Scarborough Spa Ocean Room - ScarboroughScarborough Punk Festival 2022Find ticketsScarborough Spa Ocean Room - Scarborough Scarborough Punk Festival 2022 Mar 26 2022 13:30Find ticketsScarborough Spa Ocean Room - Scarborough Scarborough Punk Festival 2022 Mar 26 2022 13:30
- 29/04/2022Find ticketsWhitby Pavilion Northern Lights Suite - Whitby The Skids Apr 29 2022 19:30Friday 19:30Whitby Pavilion Northern Lights Suite - WhitbyThe Skids
- 28/05/2022Find ticketsThe Limelight 2 - Belfast The Skids May 28 2022 18:30Saturday 18:30The Limelight 2 - BelfastThe Skids
- 13/11/2022Find ticketsThe Picturedrome - West Yorkshire The Skids Nov 13 2022 19:30Sunday 19:30The Picturedrome - West YorkshireThe Skids
- 13/11/2021Find ticketsRobin 2 - Wolverhampton The Skids Nov 13 20:15 On partner siteSaturday 20:15Robin 2 - WolverhamptonThe SkidsOn partner site
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- 27/05/2022Find ticketsThe Button Factory - Dublin, D2, Ireland The Skids May 27 2022 19:00Friday 19:00The Button Factory - Dublin, D2, IrelandThe Skids
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.