Mike Skinner and The Streets have announced a 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 shows at London O2 Academy Brixton.
Making his return to the live music circuit The Streets will perform all the greatest hits from his extensive back catalogue of 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.
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 go on general sale 9am Friday 13th October and will be available at 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