Punk legends Skids have postponed the full-band shows which they had scheduled for the rest of this year.

Skids have rescheduled their full-band electric tour for 2021. Pic: Gary Welford.

But the good news is that they have immediately rearranged them for new dates in 2021.

The band released a statement on their Facebook page which said: “We are extremely sorry to announce that due to the Covid-19 crisis, Skids Full Electric Tour planned for 2020 has been rescheduled to 2021.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. Stay safe, stay healthy and all tickets remain valid for the new dates. Please keep them if you can and we look forward to seeing you all soon.”

The band have enjoyed a new lease of life since reforming in late 2016 to prepare to celebrate their 40th anniversary the following year.

As well as playing fantastic live shows featuring hits like Into The Valley and Working For The Yankee Dollar, they have released two new albums, Burning Cities, which reached No 28 in the UK charts in 2018, and the acoustic Peaceful Times, which got to No 7 last year.

Skids at the O2 Academy in Newcastle on their last full electric tour. Pic: Gary Welford.

The current Skids line-up features original members Richard Jobson (vocals), Bill Simpson (bass) and Mike Baillie (drums), plus ex-Big Country man Bruce Watson and his son Jamie on guitars.

The new dates for 2021 are as follows:

Fri 8 October, Club Academy, Manchester

Sat 9 October, O2 Academy, Islington

Fri 15 October, Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Fri 22 October, Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Sat 23 October, Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Fri 29 October, Brudenell, Leeds

Sat 30 October, Concorde 2, Brighton

Fri 5 November, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Fri 12 November, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Sat 13 November, Robin 2, Bilston.

Tickets for the new dates are available now from www.gigbox.co.uk.

Gary Welford
ipamusic.co.uk owner