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The Streets reforming for a special greatest hits UK tour next year

by Khyle Deen. Published Tue 17 Oct 2017 14:18

Mike Skinner and The Streets have announced a very special one-off UK tour “The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light” for April 2018. He will perform six dates across the UK including two huge shows at London O2 Academy Brixton.

Making his highly anticipated return to the live music circuit The Streets will perform all the greatest hits from his extensive back catalogue of iconic albums including ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living’, ‘Everything is Borrowed’, ’Computers and Blues’, ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ and ‘Original Pirate Material’.

Having last toured back in 2011 with the ‘Computers & Blues’ UK tour, it will be the first time that The Streets have performed live in seven years.

Mike Skinner’s career marks a significant moment in musical history, described as the voice of his generation, the ground-breaking mix of beats and street poetics of ‘Original Pirate Material’, led to a Mercury Music Prize Nomination, and both critical and commercial acclaim. The 2004 album ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ saw him break into the British mainstream and spawned the UK No.1 ‘Dry Your Eyes’, as well as a host of Top 10 singles.

Speaking on the huge comeback Mike Skinner said “I’ve missed tour buses very much. Which is the least of the reasons why I have decided to tour The Streets again. The other thing I’ve missed is trying to think up what I’m going to say in the gap between the songs. When you DJ they tell you that you don’t need a tour bus and you don’t need to think up things to say between the songs. But seriously, it’s been long enough. With my Tonga parties, the new rap and grime MC’s I have been producing and the DJing, I have been living with music since making The Streets for nearly as long as I made The Streets. I’m not the guy smoking in the car anymore though, I have become the guy in the club, so I hope I will be excused for putting on after parties in nightclubs after every show”.

Tickets are on sale now and are available at *ticketmaster.co.uk and www.gigsandtours.com

UK TOUR DATES 2018
19th April Birmingham O2 Academy
20th April Glasgow O2 Academy
21st April Manchester O2 Apollo
23rd April Leeds O2 Academy
25th April London O2 Academy Brixton
26th April London O2 Academy Brixton



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