Anyone who was listening to music in the 00s can probably agree to having a soft spot for The Streets and this was probably partly due to the fact that they bowed out on a hight after 2011’s Computer And Blues album and didn’t let the project become old and crap like so many of your favourite artists and bands.
You just can’t say goodbye to great music forever though and that’s why Mike Skinner has revealed that he’s going to return to perform a greatest hits UK tour next year. The six date tour takes in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds and London with two dates in the latter city and is almost certain to sell out, even with the tickets being priced at £44.75 before booking fees. Expensive but probably worth it.
Mike Skinner had the following to say about the tour in a press release:
— O2 Academy Brixton (@O2academybrix) October 9, 2017
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.
Sounds like it’s going to be the event of next April, if not the year. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am and you probably want to be there if you’re hoping to go because they’ll get picked up in a matter of minutes.
For more reunions, check out the latest on an Oasis one from Liam Gallagher himself. As you were.