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7th September 2016

judas priest

The Skids have announced UK and Ireland tour dates to celebrate their 40th anniversary next year.

Formed in Dunfermline, Fife in 1977 by Stuart Adamson (guitar, keyboards, percussion and backing vocals), William Simpson (bass guitar and backing vocals), Thomas Kellichan (drums) and Richard Jobson (vocals, guitar and keyboards), their biggest successes were the 1978 single 'Into the Valley' and the 1980 album 'The Absolute Game'.

Soon after the release and live concert tour of 'The Absolute Game' Stuart Adamson left and went on to launch his new band, Big Country. The Skids last played live between 2007 and 2010, the first of these reunion gigs being a tribute to Adamson, who sadly passed away in 2001.

One of the gigs on the 40th anniversary tour will be a hometown performance at Dunfermline's Glen Pavilion on June 30th, the band's hometown and where they played their first ever gig on 19th August 1977.

The line-up will consist of founder members Richard Jobson, Bill Simpson and Mike Baillie, plus Big Country guitarists Bruce and Jamie Watson. Further dates are expected to be announced in the coming months.

Tour dates are as follows. Tickets are available by clicking here.

Friday 26th May 2017: The Academy, Dublin
Saturday 27th May 2017: The Limelight, Belfast
Thursday 1st June: The Picture Dome, Holmfirth
Friday 2nd June 2017: The Ritz, Manchester
Thursday 15th June 2017: The Junction, Cambridge
Friday 16th June: The Roundhouse, London
Saturday 17th June 2017: Concorde 2, Brighton
Friday 23rd June 2017: Scotland tba
Saturday 24th June 2047: Scotland tba
Friday June 30th 2017: Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline
Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th August 2017: Rebellion Festival, Blackpool

More dates will be announced soon.


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