The Streets announce reunion for UK tour in 2018

Their last tour took place in 2011

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Tuesday 10 October 2017 09:08 BST
Mike Skinner announced a one-off tour for The Streets in 2018
Mike Skinner announced a one-off tour for The Streets in 2018 (Getty)

The Streets have announced a one-off tour for 2018 that will see them play some of their greatest hits in venues around the UK.

Mike Skinner and co. announced details of their 'The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light' tour on 9 October. They last toured in 2011 while supporting their fifth record Computers and Blues.

Skinner said in a statement: "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 thing 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."

The tour will take place in April and include dates at the O2 Academies in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and London.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am this Friday 13 October.

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