The Skids

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds.

The Skids

14+ only. 14s to 15s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.

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The Scottish art-punk unit
Skids
formed in Dunfermline in 1977. Comprised of the dramatic vocalist
Richard Jobson, guitarist
Stuart Adamson, bassist
William Simpson, and drummer
Tom Kellichan, the group issued the single "Reasons" on their own No Bad label before signing to Virgin. After two more singles, "Sweet Suburbia" and "The Saints Are Coming,"
Skids
entered the U.K. Top Ten with "Into the Valley," included on their 1979 debut LP
Scared to Dance, a fine document of the anthemic guitar riffs and chanted choruses which typified the first phase of the group's music.

With their second effort, 1979's arty
Days in Europa
(produced by
Be Bop Deluxe's
Bill Nelson),
Skids
scored a pair of Top 20 hits with "Masquerade" and "Working for the Yankee Dollar." Trouble loomed, however, as
Jobson's increasingly grandiose plans for the group's music alienated not only their fans but also their own rhythm section, and both
Simpson
and
Kellichan
were long gone by the time of 1980's
The Absolute Game, recorded with bassist
Russell Webb
and drummer
Mike Baillie. By 1981's
Joy, only
Jobson
remained from
Skids' original lineup. Prior to recording the album,
Adamson
quit to form his own group, the internationally successful
Big Country. After the release of the folk-indebted
Joy,
Skids
officially disbanded;
Jobson
soon returned as a solo artist before forming
the Armoury Show
and beginning a career as a broadcaster.

In 2007,
Jobson,
Simpson,
Baillie, and
Big Country's
Bruce Watson, and
Watson's son Jamie, got back together to perform at T in the Park and two nights in their hometown of Dunfermline. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the bands formation, the shows also paid tribute to former member
Stuart Adamson, who passed away in 2001. Over the next couple of years, the same line-up performed a handful of times in their native Scotland, including a show at the 2010 Fifer Festival, which was celebrating the work of
Jobson.

2017 saw the original line-up re-form to celebrate their 40th anniversary with a nationwide U.K. tour. With the dates rejuvenating the group's passion, the band entered the studio to record new material. The resulting fifth album,
Burning Cities, was issued at the beginning of 2018.