Skunk Anansie have revealed that they will be hitting the road, with a string of UK dates scheduled for, this August. Ahead of the announcement, the band marked their 25th anniversary, with the release of the new acclaimed live album, ’25LIVE@25′. Continuing the celebration of the remarkable milestone to band have announced their plans tour the UK, this August.
Hailed as one of the most exciting and greatest live acts across the globe, the alt-rock legends will be heading back to their birthplace to play a date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, before heading to Manchester’s Academy 1 and the O2 Academy 1, in Bristol. The shows follow their recently announced headline performance at Beautiful Days Festival, on the 16th of August 2019. Pre-sale tickets are available to purchase, on Wednesday the 6th of February 2019, at 9am, and general sale tickets will go on, on Friday the 8th of February 2019, at 9am. Tickets can be purchased here.
Ahead of the announcement, that they will be hitting the road this August, the quartet revealed that they will be returning the to UK festival circuit. The band recently revealed that they will be headlining this year’s Beautiful Days Festival, in Devon on Friday the 16th of August 2019.
This will be the band’s first UK live show since 2017 and festival organisers DMF Music have said: “We are really excited to announce the electrifying Skunk Anansie to headline Beautiful Days 2019, especially during their 25th anniversary year”. Meanwhile, the band themselves added, “We can’t wait to play the mega Beautiful Days festival. Currently we are in the process of putting a brand new show together and we’re excited to smash it for you all!”
It’s been twenty-five years since Skunk Anansie, whose members include Skin (lead vocals, guitar), Cass (guitar, bass, backing vocals), Ace (guitar, backing vocals) and Mark Richardson (drums and percussion), exploded from the backrooms of London. Skunk Anansie hit the scene with their radical, politically-charged and emotionally grabbing music, which saw them become one of the most iconic and culturally important bands of the 90’s. Spanning a career that has seen them score numerous Top 40 singles and Top 10 albums, sell millions of albums around the world, play sold-out arenas and stadiums across the globe and headline Glastonbury Festival, Skunk Anansie remain internationally relevant and potent as ever.
As they come into their anniversary year the mainstream British media have strongly embraced their importance within today’s culture with the likes of Channel 4 News, Newsnight, The One Show, ITN, Radio 2, national newspapers and broadsheets hailing them as iconic pillars of Britrock, as well as widespread acclaim from music and fashion press including Kerrang, NME, Classic Rock, Dazed & Confused, Phoenix Magazine, Diva Magazine, The Quietus and many more. Lead vocalist Skin was also awarded with the ‘Inspirational Artist’ award at the 2018 Music Week Women In Music Awards.
Their exhilarating live shows are a hurricane of energy, noise and personality. They electrified the stage as Glastonbury headliners in 1999, sold-out arenas worldwide and have supported the likes of David Bowie, U2 and Lenny Kravitz to name but a few highlights. The new album ’25LIVE@25′ is an in-your-face audio-document, which showcases and highlights some of these triumphant and incredible live moments and presence, over the past three decades, proving why they have been hailed across the globe as one of the greatest live acts of all time.
The band have already shared videos for the versions of ‘Weak’, ‘Charlie Big Potato’ and ‘Hedonism’ taken from the album, which feature some of their incendiary live performances and unseen tour footage spanning throughout their career.
Skunk Anansie UK Tour Dates 2019:
16/08/2019 – Headlining Beautiful Days Festival – Devon
17/08 – O2 Academy Brixton – London
18/08 – Academy – Manchester
19/08 – O2 Academy – Bristol