In case you did not know (and why the Hell not!) Skin are out on tour with the Little Angels! The tour kicked off this week in the palace of metal Nottingham Rock City and we have been getting a steady stream of fantastic feedback form the road.
Thanks for coming out and supporting the boys! It means the world and if you have not yet caught up with them, there are still tickets available.
Myke has updated his Facebook with some news to get us in the Christmas spirit: Ok first day of Skin rehearsals today! Looking forward to seeing my brothers again! And looking forward to seeing my friends around the country on the Little Angels tour starting on Thursday at Nottingham Rock City Got your tickets yet?
Skin are set to hit the road this December to support the reformed Little Angels across the UK! In a recreation of the 1993 Tour when Skin gained a legion of fans and the Little Angels shortly bowed out, Toby and the boys have asked Skin to come along with them for the ride.
Nearly hitting the four corners of the UK, the ‘One More For The Road’ tour kicks of in the hallowed Wulfrun Hall and culminates at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. The full list of dates are as follows:
06 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
07 WOLVERHAMPTON WULFRUN HALL
08 GLASGOW GARAGE
11 LEEDS 02 ACADEMY
12 NEWCASTLE 02 ACADEMY
13 MANCHESTER RITZ
15 BRISTOL O2 ACADEMY
16 LONDON O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
Megalithic rock titans Whitesnake are on tour this December, and have invited Myke Gray’s new band, The Red White & Blues out on the road with them. Matti and Myke have had to break one or two dates on the Quireboys tour for this opportunity, but it is going to be one not to miss. I mean…IT’S WHITESNAKE!
In related news, the RW&Bs new album, “Shine” is now available to pre-order for release in the next few weeks. Head over to their Official Website for more details and to bag yourself an early Christmas present.
For more information on the Whitesnake tour, and visit Whitesnake.com.
Understandably, it has gone a little quiet since the summer for Skin fans, but Myke and Matti’s new project, the Red White and Blues are moving along nicely. The band have announced a support slot for the Quireboys on their winter 2011 tour.
The comprehensive tour stretches from Glasgow to Portsmouth and begins on Tuesday 29th November at Manchester’s Moho Live.
The first thing we would like to say is, a big thank to you for giving us 18 amazing months. Your support and loyalty has been overwhelming. When we were asked to get back together, to play at the Download festival, there was a certain amount of hesitancy before we all said yes. We asked questions like, “Will anyone remember us? Does anyone care about Skin’s music in 2010?”. Looking back now, it seems incredible that we ever doubted our decision to reunite.
The journey hasn’t been easy, as we all have full time jobs, families to look after, and many sacrifices have been made. The response from the fans has made it all worth it. The reunion concert at Download 2009 prompted the decision to make one final album, to say thank you to all the loyal Skins fans that have kept our music and memory alive. The profits from the acoustic album and DVD financed the recording of a new album, which is titled ‘Breaking the Silence’ (available for pre-order from our website www.skinfreak.co.uk).
To bring this incredible journey to a finale, we are playing a farewell tour in December. We have tried to get to most of the major parts of Britain. Availability and timing played a large part of our selection, and we are sorry if we are not coming to a town near you. The dates are as follows:
O2 Academy Newcastle
O2 Manchester Academy
O2 Academy Bournemouth
O2 Academy Birmingham
O2 Academy Oxford
Nottingham Rock City
Toby Jepson (from Little Angels & GUN), and Matti Alfonzetti (ex Jagged Edge) will be supporting us on the tour as they have done over the past 18 months. We plan to make this the best tour ever, and will be setting up a page on the website asking the fans what songs they want us to play on the tour.
Once again thank you for your support we could not do any of this without you.
It has been a busy bank holiday weekend for Skinfreaks! On top of having the new single, the “Stronger EP” available for download exclusively through the Skin Web Shop, fans can now preorder the limited edition Road to Download t-shirt.
The tee will be strictly limited edition and around 100 will be printed. These will then be available for dispatch prior to the June Tour. Each shirt is availble in medium, large and extra-large (sorry ladies! no skinny fit!) and priced at £15 each.
Myke’s confirmed a string of UK tour dates for June 2010. Most have yet to be finalised but the tour will kick off in what has become an unofficial home town of Pontypridd, South Wales on June 6th at The Muni Arts Centre. Wolverhampton will be the next target on the 7th followed by dates in Liverpool and Sheffield. Venue information is to be confirmed but watch this space for more announcements in the coming weeks. The summers starts here people!
Myke’s Facebook Update:
“Skin the OFFICIAL Skin tour dates and venues are; June 6th Pontypridd Muni June 7th Wolvehampton wulfrun hall June 8th Liverpool Academy June 9th Sheffield Academy tickets will be on sale next week hopefully. please get them early”.
The question as to whether there’s life after Download for Skin has well and truly been answered. On top of the news that a new album is in the works, Skin have announced a string of December tour dates!
The chaps are playing the following venues:
Dec 6th Leamington Spa
Dec 7th London Islington Academy
Dec 8th Norwich Waterfront
Dec 10th Bristol Thekla
Dec 11th Manchester Academy
Dec 12th Nottingham Rock City
Sorry that there are no Scottish or Welsh dates so far. If any get added we will let you know. All tickets go on sale on Friday 24th July at 9:00am. Links will be on this website shortly.