Monday, April 23, 2007

Skids extra date sold out! 1 more extra date announced

New Date Added.....Hurry on Boys

The Skids show at the Glen Pavillion, Dunfermline on 5th July is now sold out. This has prompted DF Concerts to add a second show on Wednesday 4th July.Tickets are selling fast so 'Hurry on Boys'.Get your tickets Today to avoid disapointment.Booking Office: 01383 314000/ Ticketmaster:0870 169 0100 or log on to.

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The Skids add extra warm-up gig at Dunfermline Glen Pavilion

Press Release
Monday 23rd April, 2007

Ahoy Ahoy – The Skids Are Coming

Due to phenomenal demand, influential 70’s art-punks The Skids will be playing a one off headline show at the Glen Pavilion in their hometown of Dunfermline on Thursday 5th July 2007.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, this gig comes just days before The Skids take to the Main Stage at T in the Park.

Before splitting in 1982 The Skids released 4 albums and had 10 chart singles including, Into The Valley, Working For The Yankee Dollar and The Saints Are Coming which was recently rerecorded by U2 and Green Day.

Founding member Stuart Adamson went on to form the hugely successful Big Country before his untimely death in 2001 and Richard Jobson had a successful career as a writer and presenter before moving into film where he’s enjoyed success with films such as 16 Years Of Alcohol which he wrote and directed.

Jobson will be joined on stage by original bass player Bill Simpson, drummer Mike Baillie and Big Country’s Bruce Watson will fill Adamson’s role on guitar.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 23rd April at 9am and will be available by logging onto or by calling Ticketmaster on 0870 169 0100. Tickets will be limited to 4 per person.

For further information contact
Lee Beattie at Burt Greener Communications Ltd.
T: 0141 248 6007 E:

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Skids re-form for T in The Park / Fan Convention 2007

Unbelievable, amazing, but true. And for the last time ever.

The Skids will play T In The Park on Saturday 7th July.

From the press release:
The Skids have been confirmed to play at Scotlands T in The Park on July 7th. A momentous 30th anniversary gig to draw a line under the recent resurgence in popularity due to U2 and Green Day's cover of The Saints are Coming.

The Line up will be from left;

Bruce Watson Guitar / Vocals
Mike Baillie Drums
Richard Jobson Vocals
Bill Simpson Bass / Vocals

Official website:

And news on the 2007 fan convention will soon be announced. It's going to be SPECIAL.

Fan site:

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Skids fans meet up

Ahoy, hardy souls.

It's been arranged that the deranged will gather to celebrate in traditional manner the music of Scotland's, and therefore the World's finest THE SKIDS. And this is a wee blog to keep the Legions of the Faithful informed as to the order of events, and possibly to share photography in the Aftermath (dub).


Saturday, June 3rd 2006 AD

Thirsty Kirsty's
43 James Street

- next to the top bus station MAP.

Pound a head to cover the late license. Some folk are meeting up the night before as well.

Share your thoughts, suggestions and troubles with us here (see the comments on this post), and don't forget the Big Country board:

Some pics: