Mike Skinner returns as The Streets drop new track, ‘Call Me in the Morning’, on the 22nd of November 2018. The track follows the announcement that the band will be hitting the road in January in 2019, on a 17-date tour of the UK. The Streets’ newly released single, ‘Call Me in the Morning’, features Chip and Grim Stickers, and is the latest in a series of releases from the band ahead of their tour next year.
The Birmingham-based, alternative hip hop, band lead by frontman, Mike Skinner, will kick start their 17-date tour in Birmingham, on the 17th of January 2019. The group was supposed to bring the tour to a close in London, on the 7th of February, but due to high demand extra dates have been added, which will now see the tour concluded on the 8th of February 2019.
Speaking to Q Magazine, earlier this month, about his collaboration with Chip and Grim, Skinner said: “I’ve got a track that will be out by the time this runs, I think, Called ‘Call Me In The Morning’ with Chip and Grim Sickers, which is really good.”
“I’m going to be releasing more music as and when I feel inspired in the lead-up to the film. And I’m planning a mixtape during 2019, as well as getting back into the swing of festivals. Then I’m going to make my film, release my album and after that we’re going to buy the West End off Andrew Lloyd Webber,” says Skinner, revealing details of a new mixtape that he is working on.
Ahead of their reunion shows, in April 2018, The Streets released new single ‘Boys Will Be Boys’, in March. The reunion shows marked the groups first performances in the UK since 2011, when they toured in support of their fifth album ‘Computers and Blues’.
The reunion tour saw the band play gigs in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester, where Skinner played a range of the bands greatest hits. Skinner, previously told NME that he would only reform The Streets if he needed the money, confirmed that the reunion tour was all about celebrating the music and not making money.
Speaking to Mr Porter, about the tour, Skinner said: “Well, I don’t need the cash, otherwise I’d have done all the festivals, and the offers we got were insane. There were a few things that Dizzee [Rascal] said when he did the big Red Bull gigs [referencing his 2016 Boy In Da Corner shows]. He said at one point, ‘I know this means a lot to you,’ and it felt like it was his way of saying, ‘But I’ve moved on.’ And I totally get that. I’m gonna celebrate the past.”
Continuing, he 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.” Following the reunion shows, The Streets confirmed there would be another tour in January and February 2019, with dates in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Bournemouth.
The Streets UK Tour Dates 2019:
17/01/2019 – O2 Academy – Birmingham
18/01 – O2 Academy – Birmingham
19/01 – O2 Academy Birmingham
21/01 – O2 Academy – Glasgow
22/01 – O2 Academy – Leeds
24/01 – O2 Apollo – Manchester
25/01 – O2 Apollo – Manchester
26/01 – O2 Apollo – Manchester
28/01 – O2 Academy – Newcastle
29/01 – O2 Academy – Sheffield
31/01 – O2 Academy – Bournemouth
02/02 – O2 Academy – Brixton
03/02 – O2 Academy – Brixton
05/02 – O2 Academy – Brixton
06/02 – O2 Academy – Brixton
07/02 – O2 Academy – Brixton