The Streets announce reform for 2018 greatest hits tour

Mike Skinner and The Streets have today announced a very special 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 huge shows at O2 Academy Brixton.

The tour will see The Streets make a return to the live circuit after seven years, performing hits from an extensive back catalogue of albums including The Hardest Way To Make A Living, Everything Is Borrowed, Computers and Blues, A Grand Don’t Come For Free and Original Pirate Material. 

Speaking of the comeback, 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
19 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
20 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
21 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
23 – O2 Academy, Leeds
25/26- O2 Academy, Brixton

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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