performs live on the Main Stage during day three of Reading Festival 2011 on August 28, 2011 in Reading, England.
Mike Skinner has announced plans to reform The Streets for a one-off greatest hits tour next year.
Dubbed The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light, the six-show stint will see Skinner and co hit Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds. The shows will then conclude with a double helping at London’s Brixton Academy on 25/26th April. **UPDATE: third date added for 27th April**
Skinner’s last tour as The Streets was six years back, in support of their final album Computers and Blues.
Announcing the news earlier this evening, Mike 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 onsale this coming Friday, 13th October. Hit the link below for more info – full schedule follows:
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
27th April – London O2 Academy Brixton **NEW**
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