The Streets Announce European Dates In April 2018
Mike Skinner and The Streets have today announced a run of European dates in addition to the UK shows they will play as part of their very special one-off tour "The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light", in April 2018. He will be taking the band to Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris before two nights in Dublin, ahead of the seven sold out dates already announced across the UK.
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday 15th November at 9am GMT (10am CET for European dates). For both Dublin dates, there will be a strict limit of 4 tickets per person per show. The name of the main purchaser whose credit card has been used will be printed on the tickets, so they have to be able to attend the show with the other people they have bought for as ID will be checked.
Making his highly anticipated return to the live music circuit The Streets will perform all the greatest hits from his extensive back catalogue of iconic albums including ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living’, ‘Everything is Borrowed’, ’Computers and Blues’, ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ and ‘Original Pirate Material’. Having last toured back in 2011 with the ‘Computers & Blues’ UK tour, it will be the first time that The Streets have performed live in seven years.
Mike Skinner’s career marks a significant moment in musical history, described as the voice of his generation, the ground-breaking mix of beats and street poetics of ‘Original Pirate Material’, led to a Mercury Music Prize Nomination, and both critical and commercial acclaim. The 2004 album ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’ saw him break into the British mainstream and spawned the UK No.1 ‘Dry Your Eyes’, as well as a host of Top 10 singles.
Speaking on the huge comeback 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”.
Individual ticket links for the newly announced dates are below. Tickets go on sale 9am GMT Wednesday 15th November.
UK & EUROPE TOUR DATES 2018
11th April Berlin Heimathafen
12th April Amsterdam Melkweg
13th April Paris Le Cabaret Sauvage
16th April Dublin The Olympia Theatre
17th April Dublin The Olympia Theatre
19th April Birmingham O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
20th April Glasgow O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
21st April Manchester O2 Apollo – SOLD OUT
23rd April Leeds O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
25th April London O2 Academy Brixton – SOLD OUT
26th April London O2 Academy Brixton – SOLD OUT
27th April London O2 Academy Brixton – SOLD OUT