Mike Skinner is bringing The Streets out of retirement
A UK tour is planned for next year
Mike Skinner is reviving his much-loved project The Streets for a run of UK dates – six years after the farewell tour. He’ll be hitting up major UK venues in 2018 with shows scheduled for Birmingham’s O2 Academy (19 April), Glasgow’s O2 (20 April), Manchester’s O2 Apollo (21 April) and Leeds O2 Academy (23 April), followed by two shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton (25-26 April).
Skinner famously retired the project in 2011, after releasing a total of six studio albums under The Streets, including 2002’s critically acclaimed debut Original Pirate Material. In the last year of the garage project, he released the mixtape Cyberspace And Reds followed by the album Computers And Blues. In 2016, he re-invented himself as a DJ and told The Guardian: “All I’ve done is take what I’ve learned about storytelling and music and applied it to running a club night. The way I see it, it’s like I’ve retired, and now I’m just doing what I want.”
Tickets will be made available to purchase from 13 October at 9am (BST). Head here for the list of dates and tickets.
Revisit Crack’s feature on 15 years of The Streets’ Original Pirate Material.