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Led by Mike Skinner, The Streets have announced live shows for April 2018. Skinner, who released five studio albums between 2002 and 2011 under The Streets, will be playing their first tour in seven years.
The greatest hits tour, titled The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light, will see The Streets return for a very special one-off UK tour. Kicking off in Birmingham on the 19 April, the tour now culminates with three shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, with the band having added another show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on the 27 April 2018.
Fans can expect to hear the biggest hits from Skinner’s extensive back-catalogue. The Streets launched onto the scene with their grassroots blend of British hip-hop in 2002 with the release of their critically acclaimed Original Pirate Material. They have since followed it up with A Grand Don’t Come For Free, The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living, Everything Is Borrowed and 2011’s Computers and Blues.
2004’s A Grand Don’t Come For Free includes the UK No.1 single Dry Your Eyes, as well as a host of Top 10 singles. Check out the video for Blinded By The Lights from the album below:
Speaking of the comeback, Mike Skinner says:
“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”.
Here are those The Streets dates:
19 April 2018 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
20 April 2018 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
21 April 2018 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
23 April 2018 – O2 Academy, Leeds
25 April 2018 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
26 April 2018 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
27 April 2018 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
Tickets for The Streets go on sale at 9:00 on Friday 13 October 2017 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.