Mike Skinner has announced plans to reunite The Streets for a one-off tour next year – their first live shows since 2011.
“I’ve missed tour buses very much”, says Skinner. “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”.
He continues: “With my Tonga parties, the new rap and grime MCs 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 for the shows go on general sale on Friday. The dates are as follow:
19 Apr: Birmingham, Academy
20 Apr: Glasgow, Academy
21 Apr: Manchester, Apollo
23 Apr: Leeds, Academy
25 Apr: London, Brixton Academy
26 Apr: London, Brixton Academy