The rap project The Streets, led by musician Mike Skinner has been postponed to 2022. The band was supposed to play shows in Birmingham this month and in August at The Mill in Digbeth. Unfortunately, someone from the group has to isolate due to COVID-19 and those shows have been pushed to January next year.
They shared the news on Twitter: “Absolutely gutted to say that we have to postpone our upcoming dates in Digbeth to January next year. One of The Streets camp has to isolate so that we can be ready to see you at the festivals. First festivals up are Tramlines and Made“.
Absolutely gutted to say that we have to postpone our upcoming dates in Digbeth to January next year. One of The Streets camp has to isolate so that we can be ready to see you at the festivals. First festivals up are Tramlines and Made. pic.twitter.com/xU3zPEoucn
— Mike Skinner (@mikeskinnerltd) July 16, 2021
The good news is that The Streets will still play at few festivals: next weekend at Tramlines and Made festival at the end of July.
Last year The Streets released “None of Us Getting Out Of This Alive” album that’s been called by NME not “just a testament to Mike Skinner’s intriguing evolution but also proof of his keen eye for curation“. The album, a first full The Streets release in 9 years received praises all over with Pitchfork calls it a return “to the simple snark of his early music, only the cheeky misadventures of his youth have been replaced by jaded pronouncements from middle-aged life, where dating is an ordeal and the hangovers are longer“. The Guardian in their 4 stars review calls it “a banging return of an album of rap duets”.
Last month Mike Skinner has released “The Streets“, a side project “The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light“. In the interview with BBC last year he talked about his forthcoming film made and its thought that the new release can act as a soundtrack.
“The album is like two years old now. I spent a few months with a script editor which was great and then at the end of the year I decided to kind of do it myself really, and we’ve since got different funding through the music industry, rather than the film industry” he commented at the time.
See below for updated Digbeth dates. Tickets have been sold out.
10/01/22 – The Mill – Birmingham
11/01 – The Mill, Birmingham
12/01 – The Mill, Birmingham
13/01 – The Mill, Birmingham
14/01 – The Mill, Birmingham – 9 pm-3 am Friday club night special