Mike Skinner Is Bringing Back The Streets For A Greatest Hits Tour

Mike Skinner Is Bringing Back The Streets For A Greatest Hits Tour

October 10, 2017

With his various post-Streets projects, it had looked for a while like Mike Skinner's The Streets might never make a return. It's been six years since Computers & Blues and the subsequent Cyberspace & Reds mixtape, and the success of projects like Tonga Balloon Gang and his own solo work led most of us to think that was that.

Still, we're happy to be proved wrong with the news that Skinner would be returning with the seminal UKG project that completely changed the face of UK music, both in the underground and the mainstream. With any luck, the seven-date UK tour will give us one last chance to hear classics like "Get Out Of My House", "Don't Mug Yourself", "Has It Come To This", "The Irony Of It All" and "Fit But You Know It" live and in the flesh.

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 MCs, I've been producing and the DJing, I've 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 Friday 13th October at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com.

Tour Dates: 

April 19     Birmingham O2 Academy
April 20     Glasgow O2 Academy
April 21     Manchester O2 Apollo
April 23     Leeds O2 Academy
April 25     London O2 Academy Brixton
April 26     London O2 Academy Brixton

Words: James Keith