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Led by Mike Skinner, The Streets have added two further dates to their already announced live shows for early 2019. The band, who released five studio albums between 2002 and 2011, recently played their first tour seven years.
The new dates see them take to Leeds’ O2 Academy on Tuesday 22 January 2019 and another night at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Thursday 7 February 2019. They join the previously confirmed extra dates in Birmingham and London, bringing the total number of Brixton shows to five.
The greatest hits tour, titled The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light, saw see The Streets return for a very special UK tour. Having kicked off in Birmingham. the tour culminated with three shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
These dates see them return to the road in January and February 2019, including a return to the O2 Academy Brixton in London, as well as appearances in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Bournemouth.
Fans can expect to hear their biggest hits from Skinner’s extensive back-catalogue. The Streets launched onto the scene with their grassroots blend of British hip-hop in 2002 with the release of their critically acclaimed Original Pirate Material. They have since followed it up with A Grand Don’t Come For Free, The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living, Everything Is Borrowed and 2011’s Computers and Blues.
2004’s A Grand Don’t Come For Free includes the UK No.1 single Dry Your Eyes, as well as a host of Top 10 singles.
Over the past months, Mike Skinner has revealed five new tracks; You Are Not The Voice In Your Head, Boys Will Be Boys, If You Ever Need To Talk I’m Here, Burn Bridges and Sometimes I Hate My Friends More Than My Enemies.
A new album is set to soundtrack a film Skinner is currently working on.
Speaking of the comeback when announcing their 2018 dates, Mike Skinners 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”.
Here are those The Streets 2019 dates (*new dates):
17 January 2019 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
18 January 2019 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
19 January 2019 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
21 January 2019 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
22 January 2019 – O2 Academy, Leeds*
25 January 2019 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
26 January 2019 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
28 January 2019 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
29 January 2019 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
31 January 2019 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
2 February 2019 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
3 February 2019 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
5 February 2019 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
6 February 2019 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
7 February 2019 – O2 Academy Brixton, London*
Tickets for The Streets’ new dates in Leeds and London are on sale from 9:30 on Friday 11 May 2018 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.
Please note: There will be a ticket limit of 2 tickets per person. Persons who exceed the ticket limit may have any or all of their order(s) and tickets cancelled without prior notice by Ticketmaster in its discretion. This includes: orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.