Mike Skinner is bringing The Streets back next year for a special UK tour! These six April dates will be the Mercury Prize nominee's first live performances in seven years having retired The Streets following fifth album Computers and Blues.
Titled 'The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light' (also the moniker he took for a handful of recent recordings), the tour marks The Streets' highly anticipated return to the live music circuit. Expect to hear hits from all five of his studio albums, including Original Pirate Material and The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living. Here's what Skinner had to say about reforming The Streets:
"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 go on sale 9am Friday 13th October and you can grab them right here. Dates are as follows: