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Skids 2010 DVD Premiere showing now confirmed

The Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline will be playing host to the Skids Live 2010 DVD Premiere showing on Sunday 31st October 2010, the show starts at 6pm, tickets have been priced at a very reasonable £10 with NO BOOKING FEES!

Tickets are on sale in person from the Carnegie Hall Box Office
Carnegie Hall
East Port
KY12 7JA

tel: 01383 602302

Mon to Fri 10.00am - 9.00pm, Sat 9.00am - 3.30pm, (till 8pm on show nights).

Tickets will also available to buy online soon from the Carnegie Hall website and some tickets will also be available soon from Third Base Records in Chapel Street.

If you want to be really quick and get seats as near to the front as possible then click this link

Richard Jobson and special guests are pleased to be hosting the official launch of The Skids Live 2010 DVD.
Sunday 31st October will see the premiere showing of the new DVD at the prestigious Carnegie Hall.
The DVD will go on sale officially at this event which will include live music performances as well as the first showing of the DVD on the big screen.

Copies of the new DVD will be available for sale and some very special raffle prices can also be won, prizes include tickets for events at the Carnegie Hall, a signed guitar, a signed framed photo and more.

This event is in aid of Help For Heroes a charity which promotes and protects the health of those who have been wounded in the armed forces.


Big Country are back! new announcement from the Big Country website

Original news post from the Big Country website news page 


Legendary 80's rockers Big Country are all set to return to the stage and have announced 4 UK shows to take place in December 2010 and January 2011. More may be added.

The band exploded onto the scene in 1983 with anthemic songs such as 'Fields Of Fire' and 'In A Big Country' which were culled from their classic debut album 'The Crossing' which sold several million worldwide. They followed up with a number one album 'Steeltown' and released 8 studio albums all of which entered the Top Ten. Big Country released 28 singles 5 of which were also Top Ten.

Approaching their 30th anniversary, the band are lining up concerts for a period of celebration that will not only embrace their illustrious past but also honour the life and times of original lead singer, guitarist and co-founder Stuart Adamson, who passed away so tragically in 2001. Taking on the mantle of lead singer and joining the band for these dates and more will be Mike Peters of fellow celtic rockers The Alarm.

"I first met Stuart on stage at a U2 concert in Hammersmith Palais back in 1983" says Mike Peters. "Bono introduced us to his audience as being "part of the the new breed" and Stuart was literally passed up onto the stage by the fans and I shook his hand as I handed him a guitar - an unforgettable entrance. The last time I saw him was also on stage with Big Country at Glasgow Barrowlands for the last night of the Final Fling tour in 2000, when we sang Neil Young's 'Rockin' In The Freeworld' together. When Bruce Watson called and asked me to sing for Big Country, it was something I didn't need to think twice about. I'm looking forward to meeting all the fans again and playing a part in keeping the spirit of Stuart Adamson alive and celebrating the music of a band I have loved from near and afar for the whole of my adult life".

Bass guitarist Tony Butler says "To play again as Big Country was something that was only going to happen if we could find someone who could compliment the band and sing the songs in the way they need to be sung - with heart and soul. Mike Peters from The Alarm has stepped in to fill the premise. It's about time the songs got another airing, and we think Stuart would be pleased too".

The new line up consists of:

Tony Butler - Bass Guitar and Vocals
Mark Brzezicki - Drums and Vocals
Mike Peters - Vocals and Guitar
Bruce Watson - Guitar and Vocals
Jamie Watson - Guitar

Dates are:

Friday 31st Dec - Glasgow, 02ABC
Sunday 2nd Jan - Dunfermline, Alhambra Theatre (standing only, initially)
Monday 3rd Jan - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
08444 999 990 /

Wednesday 5th Newcastle O2 Academy
Thursday 6th London Islington O2 Academy
Friday 7th Birmingham O2 Academy
Saturday 8th Liverpool O2 Academy

All shows in England are on sale from Saturday 11th September @ 9am via or on 0844 811 0051. Tickets are priced £20 regionally (£22.50 London).

The band's official website will be selling tickets from today – Wednesday 8th September.

The Skids Live 2010 DVD Trailer


If you cant see the Skids DVD trailer please click the link below the movie is in Apple Quicktime format so you will need quicktime installed to view it.

Also available in flash format from Facebook videos 


Into The Valley
The Saints Are Coming
A Woman In Winter
Melancholy Soldiers
Yankee Dollar
Of One Skin
Scared To Dance
The Olympian
Circus Games


The Skids Live 2010 DVD is now available to pre-order

The Skids Live 2010 DVD is now available to pre-order.

The Skids Live 2010 DVD will be officially released at the end of October 2010 as a Limited Edition DVD with Extras. (Region 2 PAL U.K. format)

You can now pre-order and guarantee your own copy before it goes on sale.

Pre-orders can be taken through Paypal, priced at £16 plus £2 postage and packaging.

Payment can be made directly from your Paypal account or by all the major credit cards.



Richard Jobsons - New Town Killers to be shown on Sky Television

Starting on Sky Premiere at 5.40 every night for a week, New Town Killers is also available to watch on Anytime.

For anyone who hasnt seen this movie yet, now is your chance, its a great action packed, thriller with some excellent chase scenes and a great take on some members of societys views on "lower class citizens"

Thanks to Braveman and Stainless for the pointers and reminders.

Win FREE entry to see Bruce & Jamie Watson at The Glen Pavilion

There is a competition open on the Dunfermline Music Scene website to win FREE ENTRY to see Bruce & Jamie Watson in concert, along with The Draymin, Crayons and more bands still to be announced.

The competition is a free prize draw and entries picked out will get into the Music For Mary Charity Concert at the Glen Pavilion on Sunday 29th August.

Crayons are the first Fife band to be announced to play the charity gig in Dunfermline with more bands and details still to be announced.

Remember this is not just a great gig for only £8 it is also a charity fundraiser in association with The Mary Leishman Foundation, Kennys Music and The Kingsgate Shopping Centre, there are some great prizes to be won on the night so some lucky gig-goer could be going home with some special prizes :)

Details on the competition are on the following link.

Some tickets are still available from Third Base Records, Kennys Music, The Old Inn, Blaze in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre and available to  Buy Online


The Skids merchandise store is now back online

The Skids online merchandise

 The Skids merchandise store is now back online.

Stock items have been updated and 2010 designs and 30th Anniversary items are available to order.

T-shirts are still available from only £12 and posters are still priced at only £5

Visit the Firebrand Skids Merch store by clicking on the image to the left or following the link below. 

The HABS Are Coming, Canadian Ice Hockey Team ..get the puck out of here!

Thanks to Serge for posting this Youtube clip, did anyone else cringe when watching and listening to this? its more like the Green Day and U2 version but thought I would share it anyway :)


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