Fife legends The Skids return to their roots for live streamed acoustic gig

Show will feature music and stories

Friday, 14th August 2020, 4:20 pm
The Skids open their retrospective exhibition at the Dunfermline library and museum (Pic: David Wardle)

Legendary Fife band, The Skids, are returning to where it all began for a live stream gig next week.

The band will perform acoustic versions of their classic songs live from the Dunfermline recording studio which was their home during their formative years.

It takes place on Sunday, August 23 at 8:00pm, and tickets are on sale now.

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The Skids were formed by Richard Jobson and the late Stuart Adamson when they were teenagers back in 1977.

Two years later they scored huge success with their anthem, Into The Valley.

Long regarded as one of the very best bands to emerge from the Kingdom, they enjoyed huge success before folding after four albums and going their separate ways.- Jobson to lead The Armoury Show, and Adamson to form Big Country.

In 2017, Jobson re-activated The Skids and re-discovered a huge audience fore their music as well as critical acclaim for a new album, Burning Cities, and a hugely successful 40th anniversary tour.

The band also recorded its first ever acoustic album, Peaceful Times, which re-visited material from all their previous releases, and, with live venues still closed due to the coronavirus lockdown, they return to the Fife studio that was their second home for an live streamed gig.

It will feature tracks from across their career as well as stories from Jobson on his life and career across music, film and the written word.

Tickets to The Skids: Songs And Stories available now

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