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Mike Skinner has confirmed that the UK garage group will be reuniting next April for a greatest hits tour.
The tour, named ‘The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light’ is named after a recent track and video by Skinner, partnered with fashion designer Alexa Chung in aid of promoting her new fashion collection. Skinner and Chung first worked together in 2004, for The Streets video ‘Could Be Well In’. Speaking about the pair collaborating again, Chung said: “It was so lovely to be reunited with Mike after all these years. I’m a huge fan of his and was at the time we made our first video together when I was I think 20 or 21. I suppose a lot has happened in the intervening time but it was nice to see how little he has changed.”
The Streets last toured in 2011, supporting their fifth studio album ‘Computers and Blues’. The 2018 tour will see greatest hits from albums such as ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ and ‘Original Pirate Material’ and more.
Speaking of the news that The Streets will reunite, 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 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”
— Ticketmaster UK (@TicketmasterUK) October 9, 2017
The 2018 tour starts in April and dates can be seen below:
19/04/2018: O2 Academy, Birmingham
20/04/2018: O2 Academy, Glasgow
21/04/2018: O2 Apollo, Manchester
23/04/2018: O2 Academy, Leeds
25/04/2018: O2 Academy Brixton, London
26/04/2018: O2 Academy Brixton, London.