Summer of Gigs for Skin Alumni

Skin fans will have a chance to catch both Nev and Myke out on the road this summer.

First up we have Nev with his band Hand of Dimes supporting Brit-rock stalwarts Thunder at Caerphilly Castle on July 14.  Next the band are playing Stoke at Eleven on 11th August. Finally they are appearing alongside Skid Row and The Quireboys at the Stonedeaf Festival on 25th August at Newark Showground. Tickets still available for the latter, but unfortunately Thunder have long since sold out.

The Myke Gray band is also hitting the festivals with an appearance at this year’s Steelhouse Festival which is being headlined by Glenn Hughes and Myles Kennedy.  Tickets are still available for that one. Then he’s supporting Black Star Riders at the Southampton Engine rooms on November 29th and in Leamington Spa the following day. Head over to Myke’s site for more info.

Neville MacDonald to leave Skin

It comes with great sadness that we have to announce that Neville MacDonald has left Skin with immediate effect.

He wished us to post the following statement:

[quote style=”boxed”]“For deep, personal reasons, I have quit the band. Those closest to me fully understand my reasons and have been unswerving in their support; something I am truly grateful for.
To you, our fans, I extend my sincere apologies and, of course, my gratitude. Your support over the last few years has been nothing short of ‘overwhelming’ and I thank you so much for that.
I love you all,
Keep on rockin'”
– Nev[/quote]

This means that all future Skin appearances have been cancelled which includes the Download Festival and the 20th Anniversary Tour. At this point there is no additional information but we will post if/as it comes in. For those who have bought tickets for upcoming gigs, please see your ticket agent for a full refund.

The Official Skin Website wishes Nev all the best for the future, and his service to rock magnificence over the past 20 years can never be forgotten. No doubt the decision is a difficult one and we would like to thank him for the music he helped create.