Richard Jobson – New Novel & The Skids UK Tour

Richard Jobson – New Novel & The Skids UK Tour

RICHARD JOBSON

THE SPEED OF LIFE

April 2018 | Paperback Original £9.99

THE SKIDS – 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR – MAY / JUNE 2018

 

Two beautiful time-travelling aliens arrive on Earth, drawn by a powerful need to search for the meaning of human creativity, to discover the truth behind the words, music and changing faces of David Bowie, whose music has reached their world and sparked something new in them.

In their quest to understand Bowie’s work, they are exposed to a world of self-destruction and loneliness as they travel through time to key moments in his life. From Ziggy’s Heddon Street, Brixton and Hammersmith in London, to Doheny Drive, and the Mojave Desert outside Los Angeles filming The Man Who Fell to Earth, to the austere beauty and creative flowering of Berlin and finally New York, their travels show them the beauty and the horror of the modern world and introduce them to the human being’s greatest quality, love.

Part pop-culture sci-fi thriller, part love letter to David Bowie, The Speed of Life is both an examination of the intangible relationship between creator and fan, the loved and the lovers, and a quiet meditation on the inexplicable power of music.

About the author:

Richard Jobson is the singer and lyricist with Scottish Punk band The Skids. He published a series of books and spoken word records before becoming Sky TV’s Movie critic and writing/directing six feature films, including his memoir the award-winning 16 Years of Alcohol.

In 2017 The Skids embarked on a 40th Anniversary Tour, playing to sell-out crowds at venues the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland. This led to them recording new material, and a new album, ‘Burning Cities’ was released in January 2018, reaching No 4 in the album charts.

The band will continue their 40th Anniversary UK shows throughout 2018, culminating in a London show at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire on the 30th of June 2018.

 

THE SKIDS – LIVE DATES:

MAY 27TH  CORN EXCHANGE, BEDFORD

JUN 01ST   PICTUREDROME, HOLMFIRTH

JUN 02ND  02 RITTZ, MANCHESTER

JUN 07TH  SUB 89 & THE BOWERY DISTRICT, READING

JUN 08TH  CHEESE AND GRAIN, FROME 

JUN 09TH  TRAMSHED, CARDIFF 

JUN 15TH  BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB, LEEDS 

JUN 16TH  02 ACADEMY, NEWCASTLE 

JUN 22ND  THE RESCUE ROOMS NOTTINGHAM

JUN 23RD  02 ACADEMY, LIVERPOOL

 

JUN 27TH  THE WEDGEWOOD ROOMS, PORTSMOUTH 

JUN 28TH  ROBIN 2, WOLVERHAMPTON

JUN 29TH CONCORDE 2, BRIGHTON

JUN 30TH  02 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON

 

http://www.the-skids.com

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