Get Ready to Smile: Skindred Announces Album Release and UK Tour Dates with BlackGold

Skindred will release their new album Smile on 4 August 2023, and an 11-date UK Tour will follow in October. The first single released is Set Fazers, which you can watch below.

Pre-sale tour tickets are available from 10 am today, where album pre-orders have been made through, and the general sale will start at 10 am this Friday.

“There is a lot to Smile about when it comes to this tour,” drummer Arya Goggin says. “We are taking out an amazing new band called BlackGold too. They are bringing Nu Metal back, and I think ‘Dred fans will love them. Go check ’em out!”


06oct7:00 pmSkindred | NorthamptonRoadmenber

07oct7:00 pmSkindred | Leedso2 Academy

13oct7:00 pmSkindred | CambridgeJunction

14oct7:00 pmSkindred | NorwichEpic

19oct7:00 pmSkindred | NottinghamRock City

20oct7:00 pmSkindred | NewcastleNX

21oct7:00 pmSkindred | GlasgowThe Garage

26oct7:00 pmSkindred | MargateDreamland

27oct7:00 pmSkindred | BrightonChalk, Brighton


03nov7:00 pmSkindred | SheffieldLeadmill

04nov7:00 pmSkindred | LincolnEngine Shed

10nov7:00 pmSkindred | CardiffGreat Hall

11nov7:00 pmSkindred | SouthamptonO2 Guildhall

17nov7:00 pmSkindred | BelfastLimelight 2

18nov7:00 pmSkindred | DublinAcademy

Ahead of the autumn shows, Skindred are set to be igniting moshpits and stages in the coming months as they headline both Takedown and Dominion Festivals in the UK before heading out on a massive arena run as Special Guests of American legends KISS on their much-anticipated farewell tour.

The band will also be bringing their unparalleled live set to the main stages of 2000 Trees and Maid Of Stone Festivals in the UK, plus special appearances at various other key European festivals this summer, including the likes of Wacken Open Air, With Full Force Festival, NovaRock and Grasspop to name but a few.

Skindred Festival and Kiss dates

8th April: Portsmouth, Takedown Festival *
7th May: Durham, Dominion Festival (Headline)
3rd June: Plymouth, Home Park Stadium **
5th June: Birmingham, Resorts World Arena **
6th June: Newcastle, Utilita Arena **
7th June: Austria, Novarock Festival
5th July: London, The O2 **
7th July: Manchester, AO Arena **
8th July: Glasgow, OVO Hydro **
9th July: Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
23rd July: Maidstone, Maid Of Stone Festival
2nd August: Germany, Wacken Festival
** KISS special guests

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