Wednesday, May 10, 2017


UK-based The Skints have announced their upcoming 2017 U.S. summer tour! Having garnered critical acclaim and fan driven success in North America, The Skints are excited to be returning stateside supporting 311 as well as headlining slots on select dates. Their live sets continue to energize fans with their unique London mix of reggae and dub with the spirit of grime, punk, soul, and sound system culture.

Ahead of their tour, the band has released a cover of the Reverend Al Green’s classic  “Let’s Stay Together” as a dubbed-out duet. The single’s video is a bootlegged vintage animation cartoon mash-up edited to match the love song. The video premiered on Large Up, who called the song, “smooth, dubbed-out lover’s rock featuring dueting male/female vocals from the group’s Marcia Richards and Jamie Kyriakides.” The band has started working on a new album, the follow up to the well-received release FM (Easy Star Records), and plan to perform fresh new tracks alongside their catalog cuts.

The Wall Street Journal has called the band’s music “deep hypnotic dub” and Large Up stating that “The Skints represent the present and future of the genre [reggae].”

Guitarist/vocalist Josh Waters Rudge and the rest of the band are eager to return stateside, as it was always their goal as a budding band touring in Europe. When asked what fans can expect at the upcoming shows, Josh replies, “Never expect! I can tell you that our show and our style is different from anything and anyone out there. You won't see a punk rock show with everyone bopping in a hazy groove and you won't see a reggae show where you're being told to ‘move yourself’ in a lot of other environments.” He expands, “Raw and ruggedness and smooth and sweetness at the same time. Calm angst and raging chill. Our expression in the moment and doing our thing. The Skints Fun Club welcomes all.”

The summer tour will kick off late May at Virginia Beach, ending in Boston mid July. The Skints will sync up with 311’s Unity Tour in Detroit for a 15-date run, mid-tour. They will also appear at a few great festivals including Supernova Ska Festival in Frederickburg, VA, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in California, and Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Check out the tour dates below.

Tour Dates:

May 26th @ Virginia Beach, VA - Chicho's Strawbridge 
May 27th @ Richmond, VA - The Broadberry 
May 28th @ Fredericksburg, VA - Supernova International Ska Festival
June 16th @ Boonville, CA - Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
June 17th @ Victoria, BC - Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival 
June 18th @ Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
June 19th @ Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre Lounge
June 20th @ Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge
June 23th @ Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
June 24th @ Akron, OH - Musica
June 25th @ Detroit, MI - The Filmore w/ 311
June 26th @ Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
June 27th @ Waterloo, ON - Starlight
June 28th @ Columbus, OH - Express Live Outdoor w/ 311
June 29th @ St. Louis, MO - Pageant w/ 311
June 30th @ Lincoln, NE - Street Fair at Bourbon Theater Outdoors 
July 2nd @ Chicago, IL - Northerly Island w/ 311
July 3rd @ Kansas City, MO - Crossroads w/ 311
July 4th @ Indianapolis, IN - Pavillion at Pan Am Plaza w/ 311
July 6th @ Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE Outdoor w/ 311
July 7th @ Hampton, NH - Hampton Beach Casino w/ 311
July 8th @ Maine - Maine State Pier w/ 311
July 9th @ Wakefield, RI - Ocean Mist
July 10th @ Buffalo, NY - Artpark w/ 311
July 11th @ New York City - Hammerstein w/ 311
July 12th @ Philadelphia, PA - Coda
July 13th @ Washington DC - DC9
July 14th @ Long Island, NY - Great South Bay Music Festival w/ 311
July 15th @ Asbury, NJ - Stone Pony Outdoors w/ 311
July 16th @ Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion w/ 311


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